Permitting & Impact Assessment
Industrial project implementation requires official permits and licenses, approvals for environmental and social risk management at all stages. "EthnoExpert" offers services to support projects in environmental and social spheres, which facilitates further obtaining appropriate permits.
We help our clients to create an effective interaction system between stakeholders from different social, cultural and economic groups, in order to succeed in industrial project implementation and bring in societal profits.
Attracting external financing demands strict compliance with relevant Performance Standards on Environmental and Social Sustainability. Working with companies from construction and energy industries, our advisors help building effective policies in sustainable development and address environmental and social risks.
ESG and Climate Change
Climate change presents risks and opportunities for the financial sector in both emerging and advanced economies. We provide assistance to financial institutions in developing standardized green financial products for energy and resource efficiency, renewable energy and waste management projects.
“EthnoExpert” organizes and conducts training seminars for propagating methods and solutions for sustainable development. Our educational approach looks back on 10 years of experience in consulting and expert project examination in the industrial and environmental areas.
Our R&D projects are the basis for the services and products we offer to solve business needs. In the course of the 10 years of this developmental direction, we created a base of leading experts with whom we worked in various disciplines, i.e. ecology, IT, sociology, anthropology, and other social sciences.
Restoring Peatlands in Russia – for fire prevention and climate change mitigation in partnership with Wetlands International, 2011-2018.
Identification of stakeholders and parallel consultations with them to promote project solutions and implement it with minimal social risks. Fulfillment of sociological and expert studies for successful completion of all project activities.
The study Addressing the illegal hunting of Bewick’s swans in the Russian Arctic (2015-2016) was devoted to the problem of restoring migratory birds’ population that stays in the Arkhangelsk region and the Nenets Autonomous District during certain seasons. The project resulted in developing practical recommendations for stakeholders on hunting regulation improvement.
The Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) for Russian business, 2020-2021.
As part of a collaboration with the British Embassy in Moscow, the Carbon Trust (CT) and EthnoExpert (EE) have been working with the Moscow Exchange (MOEX) and RAEX (a Russian rating agency) to raise awareness on and promote the uptake of TCFD-aligned disclosure in Russia.
EthnoExpert focuses on sustainability services in the most capital-intensive industries - energy and construction - where the projects have the highest levels of capital expenditures. For projects with external financing, sustainability expertise is vital. Not only does this knowledge of performance standards and guidelines allow for the analysis of environmental and social risks, but it also revises governance practices and redesigns business processes.