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.
Sustainability service digital transformation stands out as one of the most important trends for the upcoming years. We deliver digital transformation solutions by combining sustainability advisory and technology consulting expertise.
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.
A series of training “Basics of organizing work in the regions of Russia for Restoring Peatlands – for fire prevention and climate change mitigation” EthnoExpert within the framework of cooperation on the Peatrus project with the Wetlands International Foundation, has held three training on issues related to the restoration of wetland ecosystems in Russia since 2015.
The Northern Expedition, 2007. Back then St. Petersburg State University specialists of different backgrounds joined forces to conduct a comprehensive survey of the Kaninsk tundra pre-industrial development areas: not only ethnographic, but also socio-economic, cultural and ecological.
Indigenous People Assessment for the needs of Nord Stream 2 AG, 2017.
EthnoExpert carried out work on assessing the state of indigenous peoples (Izhoras, Vods, Ingrian Finns) living in in the Leningrad Region, in the area of NS2 project development. The work’s purpose is to stand in compliance with Performance Standard 7 of the International Finance Corporation, which aims to safeguard and acknowledge Indigenous Peoples’.
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.