Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG)

Discover Our Expert ESG Solutions for Cultural Heritage & Indigenous Peoples

Partner with our skilled ESG attorneys to navigate the complex world of cultural heritage and indigenous peoples. We collaborate with investors, financial institutions, private equity firms, and businesses to streamline due diligence, manage risk, and enhance governance, ensuring a positive global impact

Efficient Due Diligence

Our team works alongside investors and legal teams to streamline project finance due diligence. Gain a clear understanding of potential roadblocks and improvement opportunities, empowering you to make informed investment decisions.

Proactive Risk Assessment

We support clients in identifying and managing risks linked to indigenous peoples and heritage concerns. Stay ahead of potential permitting delays, legal disputes, reputational harm, and conflicts with local stakeholders.

Elevate Corporate Practices & Governance

Enhance your company’s policies, training, and reporting with our guidance on Equator Principles, IFC Standards, Sustainable Development Goals, and more. We’ll help you verify compliance and promote industry best practices, setting your organization apart from the competition.

Why ESG Is Important

ESG metrics have become mainstream for investors looking not only to adhere to certain principles but also to verify a company’s strength in governance and sustainable practices. ESG standards, when adopted, do more than signal a company’s virtue. They indicate long-term profit and success. Without upholding cultural heritage rights and the rights of indigenous peoples, projects will run into repeated challenges, including litigation, protest, and resistance from activist investors. Even credit rating agencies are incorporating ESG scores into their credit assessments. ESG standards are creating a shared framework for building healthy, sustainable corporations and end-to-end compliance on projects meant to benefit communities.

Learn more about ESG.

Notable Engagements

  • For project finance banks we advise on engagement with indigenous people to protect human rights and de-risk investments.
  • We helped develop a multi-stakeholder initiative to identify best practices for due diligence on shale gas projects.


Please contact our team leader: Marion Werkheiser.