ESG Due Diligence

The importance of sustainability is constantly rising and can help businesses to expand their corporate social responsibility. It is designed to be in keeping with environmental, economic and social outcomes. Environmental, Social and Governmental Due Diligence involves the identification and evaluation of environmental and social risks associated with a proposed investment.

Main environmental and social issues

General Environmental, Social & Governmental Management

Management of environmental and social issues means to set up a policy but also to identify risks and opportunities for the upcoming Due Diligence. With the help of management programmes, internal capacity and accountability mechanisms are developed as well as emergency preparedness and response.

A stakeholder engagement programme (SEP) and grievance mechanism are further steps for a successful monitoring and review.

Labour and working conditions

In a great investment, also the labour and working conditions have to be without any red flags. The investigation of human resource (HR) and internal labour is as much important as the investigation of the organization (ILA) core labour standards. Moreover, the freedom of association, collective bargaining, the occupational health, safety (OHS), the worker productivity and skills development are factors we examine in detail.

Any changes in the past due to retrenchment-reducing and restructuring exercise has to be reconstructed and also contractors, third parties, supply chains and temporary workers have to be included in labour and working condition issue.

Pollution prevention and resource use efficiency

A main part of Environmental Due Diligence is the pollution prevention and resource use efficiency. An investment is checked by their effort of waste reduction and pollution prevention as well as the efficiency of energy and water. Regarding climate change, the greenhouse gas (GHG) emission are under investigation. Depending on the business, pesticides and other agrochemicals as well as contaminated land or land with liabilities is part of the issue.

Community health, safety and security

The health, safety and security of the community is an important part for every business since it covers the social aspect and ensures a sustainable balance. This part's fulfillment is proven by a deeper look into the stakeholder engagement and consultation as well as the security personnel.

Land acquisition and economic displacement

The investigation of the acquisition of land which has or will result in the involuntary resettlement or economic displacement of people.

Indigenous people

The protection of the rights of indigenous people needs to be ensured, especially if the investment is making business in foreign countries. The issue describes whether company's operations or indirectly affect indigenous people and determines the number of indigenous people that could be affected.

Biodiversity conservation and natural resources management

The value of biodiversity and the risk to biodiversity is going to be ensured in this part of the Due Diligence as well as the management of ecosystem services.

Cultural heritage

The last issue of an Environmental and Social Due Diligence is checking if the investment affects cultural heritage directly or indirectly and if there is an approval for its operations.

Our Services in ESG

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Pre-evaluation report

Pre-evaluation: Analysis of the following sectors based on shared client data

  • Biodiversity & natural resource management
  • Pollution prevention and resource use efficiency
  • E&S Management
  • Labour and working conditions
  • Community health, safety and security
  • Land acquisition and economic displacement
  • Indigenous people and cultural heritage

Information enhancement through conducted interviews

  • Interviews with management and HR responsibles
  • Assessment based on client data input
  • Recommendations for further due diligence process regarding environmental and social issues
  • Development of pre-evaluation report

Full ESG report

Pre-evaluation

  • Analysis of client data input
  • Evaluation of conducted interviews

Deep-dive evaluation: Environmental aspects

  • Biodiversity & natural resource management
  • Pollution prevention and resource use efficiency

Deep-dive evaluation: Social aspects

  • E&S Management
  • Labour and working conditions
  • Community health, safety and security
  • Land acquisition and economic displacement
  • Indigenous people and cultural heritage

Industry evaluation

  • Comparison to E&S activities in industry
  • Comparison to main competitors' E&S status quo

Recommendations for improving E&S activities and measures

  • Comparison of E&S guidelines and standards with current company's status quo

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Whether you come around in Person or send us a message through this form. We are looking forward to get in touch with you and to find out how we can work together.
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OUR OFFICE
Erika-Mann-Straße 53
80636 Munich
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sv@telescope.capital
0049 151 25758003

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Sascha Vollmerhausen

Senior Manager
Transaction Advisory

Simon Fischer

Managing partner
transaction Advisory