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Shared Resources provides the following services:

Social and Environmental Due Diligence

Assessing the social and environmental impacts associated with acquisition, project development, project expansion, or divestment in the extractive and natural resource sectors. Participation in technical evaluation reviews for extractive sector companies, advising them of social and environmental risks and identifying options to manage those risks.

Social and Environmental Due Diligence



Assessing the social and environmental impacts associated with acquisition, project development, project expansion, or divestment in the extractive and natural resource sectors. Participation in technical evaluation reviews for extractive sector companies, advising them of social and environmental risks and identifying options to manage those risks.

Social and Environmental Lender Liaison

Liaising between project companies and international lenders to assist projects to understand the IFC Performance Standard requirements and to engage with Lenders on the most practical and pragmatic approaches to achieving compliance. See:

o Bauxite project, Guinea – Strategic advisor to company seeking international financing
o Gold project, Armenia – Social and environmental advisor to company seeking international financing
o Gas project, Papua New Guinea – Social and environmental advisor to company who had secured international financing

Social and Environmental Lender Liaison



Liaising between project companies and international lenders to assist projects to understand the IFC Performance Standard requirements and to engage with Lenders on the most practical and pragmatic approaches to achieving compliance. See:

o Bauxite project, Guinea – Strategic advisor to company seeking international financing
o Gold project, Armenia – Social and environmental advisor to company seeking international financing
o Gas project, Papua New Guinea – Social and environmental advisor to company who had secured international financing

Social Impact Analysis Development and Review

Collection of baseline information and analysis of social impacts to develop either a stand-alone social impact assessment or to integrate social assessment into an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment. Review of social impact assessments prepared by other parties to identify gaps against IFC Performance Standards and suggest areas of improvement. See:

o Gold project development, Armenia – Writing of Social Impact Assessment
o Nickel project development, Solomon Islands – Writing of Social Impact Assessment
o Mining project, Serbia – Development of ESIA scope of work
o Mining project, Guinea – Development of ESIA scope of work
o Gas project, Papua New Guinea – Review of ESIA
o Mining project development, Papua New Guinea – Review of ESIA

Social Impact Analysis Development and Review



Collection of baseline information and analysis of social impacts to develop either a stand-alone social impact assessment or to integrate social assessment into an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment. Review of social impact assessments prepared by other parties to identify gaps against IFC Performance Standards and suggest areas of improvement. See:

o Gold project development, Armenia – Writing of Social Impact Assessment
o Nickel project development, Solomon Islands – Writing of Social Impact Assessment
o Mining project, Serbia – Development of ESIA scope of work
o Mining project, Guinea – Development of ESIA scope of work
o Gas project, Papua New Guinea – Review of ESIA
o Mining project development, Papua New Guinea – Review of ESIA

Integrated Social and Environmental Management

Understanding of social and environmental impacts to inform an integrated management approach for complex challenges. Includes engaging with social, environmental and business teams to understand objectives of all parties and enable a joint solution to be developed. See:

o Mining project, Papua New Guinea – Mine closure planning in highly damaged environment
o Mining project, Guinea – Biodiversity management planning
o Mining project, Armenia – Ecosystem services analysis and review
o Development project, Samoa – development of environmental and social management system
o Gas project, Papua New Guinea - development of environmental and social management system

Integrated Social and Environmental Management



Understanding of social and environmental impacts to inform an integrated management approach for complex challenges. Includes engaging with social, environmental and business teams to understand objectives of all parties and enable a joint solution to be developed. See:

o Mining project, Papua New Guinea – Mine closure planning in highly damaged environment
o Mining project, Guinea – Biodiversity management planning
o Mining project, Armenia – Ecosystem services analysis and review
o Development project, Samoa – development of environmental and social management system
o Gas project, Papua New Guinea - development of environmental and social management system

Resettlement and Livelihood Restoration

Working with projects to assess the physical and economic displacement impacts anticipated from the development of the project, and to develop resettlement action plans (RAPs) or livelihood restoration plans (LRPs) to minimise and manage those impacts. Experience conducting resettlement and livelihood completion audits for Lenders and interim status audits for companies. Extensive experience providing strategic guidance to projects planning their land acquisition and resettlement approach. See:

o Mining project, Serbia – Land acquisition and resettlement advice
o Petrochemical project, Vietnam – Resettlement Audit
o Mining project, Mozambique – Interim status audit for resettlement implementation
o Wind Farm project, Mongolia – Resettlement Action Plan

Resettlement and Livelihood Restoration



Working with projects to assess the physical and economic displacement impacts anticipated from the development of the project, and to develop resettlement action plans (RAPs) or livelihood restoration plans (LRPs) to minimise and manage those impacts. Experience conducting resettlement and livelihood completion audits for Lenders and interim status audits for companies. Extensive experience providing strategic guidance to projects planning their land acquisition and resettlement approach. See:

o Mining project, Serbia – Land acquisition and resettlement advice
o Petrochemical project, Vietnam – Resettlement Audit
o Mining project, Mozambique – Interim status audit for resettlement implementation
o Wind Farm project, Mongolia – Resettlement Action Plan

Social Mine Closure Planning

Identification of the social impacts associated with mine closure and preparation of plans to increase community independence and sustainability prior to, during and after the closure period. See:

o Mining project, Mali – Social Mine Closure Plan
o Mining project, Democratic Republic of the Congo – Social mine closure planning
o Mining project, Papua New Guinea – Development of a town transition plan beyond mine closure

Social Mine Closure Planning



Identification of the social impacts associated with mine closure and preparation of plans to increase community independence and sustainability prior to, during and after the closure period. See:

o Mining project, Mali – Social Mine Closure Plan
o Mining project, Democratic Republic of the Congo – Social mine closure planning
o Mining project, Papua New Guinea – Development of a town transition plan beyond mine closure

In-migration Assessment and Planning:

Analysis of potential for in-migration, including the development of In-migration Plans, and assessment of data to understand the impacts of in-migration and develop management measures to address the impacts. See:

o Mining project development, Papua New Guinea – In-migration Management Plan
o Mining project development, Armenia – Assessment of in-migration risk
o Gas project, Papua New Guinea - Analysis of data collected in relation to in-migration impacts

In-migration Assessment and Planning:



Analysis of potential for in-migration, including the development of In-migration Plans, and assessment of data to understand the impacts of in-migration and develop management measures to address the impacts. See:

o Mining project development, Papua New Guinea – In-migration Management Plan
o Mining project development, Armenia – Assessment of in-migration risk
o Gas project, Papua New Guinea - Analysis of data collected in relation to in-migration impacts

Strategic Community Investment

Review of existing or planned community investment to better align it to strategic interests of the company, the neighbouring community and broader societal objectives. Workshopping strategic priorities with community development and senior management teams to refine priorities.

o Mining project, Armenia – Development of communities policy and management plan
o Gas project, Papua New Guinea – Author of community development management plan

Strategic Community Investment



Review of existing or planned community investment to better align it to strategic interests of the company, the neighbouring community and broader societal objectives. Workshopping strategic priorities with community development and senior management teams to refine priorities.

o Mining project, Armenia – Development of communities policy and management plan
o Gas project, Papua New Guinea – Author of community development management plan

Stakeholder Engagement

Identification of key stakeholders and their interests to inform a stakeholder engagement approach for the project setting. Includes development of stakeholder engagement plans (SEPs), grievance mechanisms, and indicators to understand stakeholder feedback.

o Mining project, Armenia – Development of stakeholder engagement plan
o Gas project, Papua New Guinea – Development of stakeholder engagement plan

Stakeholder Engagement



Identification of key stakeholders and their interests to inform a stakeholder engagement approach for the project setting. Includes development of stakeholder engagement plans (SEPs), grievance mechanisms, and indicators to understand stakeholder feedback.

o Mining project, Armenia – Development of stakeholder engagement plan
o Gas project, Papua New Guinea – Development of stakeholder engagement plan

Training Provision

Development and delivery of training on a variety of social topics of relevance to the nature resource sector. Examples include:

o Advanced Resettlement and Livelihoods Restoration training course, Manila, Philippines, February 2017
o Social Performance training, various locations, Australia
o Building Capacity for Managing The Hydrocarbon Sector for Development in Guyana, “Protecting Livelihoods and Sharing Benefits, United Nations Development Program 2015
o UNDP

Training Provision



Development and delivery of training on a variety of social topics of relevance to the nature resource sector. Examples include:

o Advanced Resettlement and Livelihoods Restoration training course, Manila, Philippines, February 2017
o Social Performance training, various locations, Australia
o Building Capacity for Managing The Hydrocarbon Sector for Development in Guyana, “Protecting Livelihoods and Sharing Benefits, United Nations Development Program 2015
o UNDP