We have a thorough and defensible process for identifying environmental and social liabilities, whether it be for internal due diligence processes or as part of a company transaction.
Often these liabilities are placed in the basket of issues deemed too hard to quantify.
As result, approaches range from ignoring the issues, with the hope that they will never happen, to over-emphasising their significance, potentially leading to failures of deals when there are issues which may be quite manageable if their context is better understood. Typically the issues are confused by qualitative assessments that fail to link issue significance to business outcomes and risks.
Our approach quantifies those environmental and social liabilities financially. This enables them to be evaluated within the same business context as all other issues relating to that particular business or transaction.