The human dimensions of environmental management and resource development are complex. Identifying social risks, understanding community concerns, and fostering social acceptance are critical for the sustainable development of projects. Hatfield brings together our international and domestic experience to provide services like social and economic impact assessments, social risk and due diligence, climate change adaptation, social and gender safeguard standards, capacity building, workforce training, and risk management frameworks. We also conduct traditional and Indigenous use studies, disaster risk planning, survey design, sustainability planning, and support international development. Applying our expertise helps to manage the impacts of planned programs and projects on social systems, culture, local economy, and Indigenous communities.
Hatfield has a long history in environmental and social monitoring and due diligence. We have worked on hundreds of projects in dozens of countries, forming partnerships with many different local organizations. Our experts advise on a broad range of social issues and develop innovative, targeted, and inclusive solutions to help ensure projects are socially acceptable and environmentally sustainable. We have extensive experience developing forward-facing plans to help public and private sector clients manage potential social, economic, and health-related effects. Our deep understanding of the applicable standards, safeguards, and projects requirements help to ensure clients develop effective management systems and remain in compliance.