Environmental, Social, & Governance (ESG)

Understanding the New Era of Corporate Compliance & Sustainability

The government and investment community have become increasingly focused on protecting the environment and measuring the social responsibility and corporate performance of companies. The recent attention to Environmental, Social, & Governance (ESG) criteria, and the anticipated regulatory framework it may bring, have led to greater scrutiny from regulators and investors over how corporations treat the environment, manage people, and mitigate risk. As a result, businesses have begun to examine the sustainability of their operations, how they disclose potential liabilities, and manage risk over time.

As ESG and climate change gain more attention, Roux is highly qualified to provide our clients with strategic advice on how to comply with a shifting regulatory landscape driven by ESG standards set by government and investors. As an environmental engineering firm for over 40 years, Roux’s multidisciplinary team has the qualitative, quantitative, and technical experience to advise companies to manage and disclose risk in Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, and internally, to advise Executive Management and Boards of Directors.

Roux provides our clients with Environmental Management Plans (EMPs) and can tailor and adapt the plans based on prevailing compliance standards. Roux’s EMPs utilize complex analytics to evaluate and audit sustainability and performance in a way that can be conveyed internally and to the public. The EMPs establish that a company is taking steps to address their sustainability, sending a strong signal to the public and investment community regarding their commitment to the environment and their people.

As ESG standards continue to develop, Roux’s team of experts can provide strategic advice to companies in a variety of industries on the ever-changing environmental regulatory framework, and how to develop and execute a long-term environmental strategy.

PRACTICE AREA LEADER

Peter R. Kelso
Principal, Economic & Complex Analytics
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Areas of Expertise
  • Environmental Management Plans
  • Design of ISO Compliant Systems
  • ESG Disclosures in SEC Filings
  • Environmental Due Diligence
  • Brownfields Redevelopment
  • Due Diligence for Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Environmental Risk Transfer
  • Climate Resilience Strategic Planning
  • Site Investigations – Remedial Design and Management
  • ESG Agenda/Strategy for Board of Directors
  • Emissions and Storage Data Analytics
  • Natural Resource Damages (NRD)
  • Environmental Justice (EJ)
  • Ecological Assessment
  • Green & Sustainable Remediation Plans
Areas of Industry Experience
  • Oil and Gas
  • Mining
  • Life Sciences
  • Renewable Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare
  • Transportation