Environmental, Social & Corporate Governance

Drawing on years of extensive on-the-ground experience in sub-Saharan Africa’s mining sector, Bear Cannon is proud to announce the launch of our new Environmental Social and Corporate Governance consulting division.

The success of the global energy transition depends on the responsible sourcing of copper, cobalt, and other minerals which are critical in manufacturing renewable energy solutions.
While global industry leaders have been proactive in developing responsible sourcing standards and ESG guidelines, local framework considerations and implementation support often fall short.

As such, ESG performance and reporting have become a complex risk management and compliance matter that not all companies are equipped to manage independently. ESG scorecards are increasingly being used as a motivator in investment decisions. The potential consequences and benefits of ESG (non-)compliance underpin this service offering.

Whether you are looking to strengthen performance, implement a responsible sourcing strategy, develop a supplier, or raise capital, understanding an organization’s ESG performance and risk status is an important first step.


Our approach to ESG scorecard enhancement

Initial Engagement

1. Document Sharing

A shared platform where we can assess all the relevant documentation and prepare the site visit accordingly.

2. Preliminary Site-visit

On site assessment & drafting report to assess the company against local framework requirements, corporate policies, international associations, and market-based requirements.

3. In-depth Assessment

  • Identifying environmental, social and governance risks
  • Highlighting deviations from accepted international standards
  • Offering mitigation recommendations
  • Ultimately bringing the company to a sustainable low-risk, fully compliant

Our key differentiator is the ability to detail and execute an implementation strategy based on our report and recommendations. Our extensive network of ESG specialists also gives us access to expert resources as we strategically craft a progressive but workable ESG strategy.

Our Team.

is ready to help your organization navigate the complex compliance landscape in which your industry operates.

Molly Concannon

10 years in corporate communications and stakeholder engagement

Orit Prahm

20 years in project development, policy structuring, and strategic advisory

Lisl Pullinger

20 + years in social and environmental risk management and program implementation