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Manage Their Portfolio Risks

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Make Their Host Communities Proud

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Manage Social & Environmental Performance

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What We Do

Acorn International delivers the expertise, solutions and assurance that global businesses need to thrive in high-risk environments amidst community opposition, environmental liabilities, and shareholder activism.

Our Services

Environmental & Social Baseline Survey & Impact Assessment

Industries, investors and regulators worldwide need reliable assessments of potential project impacts and effective mitigation plans that are developed by integrated teams of international and host-country experts.

Stakeholder Engagement & Social Performance

Successful project development increasingly depends on managing business and reputational risks related to stakeholder concerns and building partnerships with host communities.

Environmental & Social Due Diligence Assessment

Clear and reliable assessments of integrated social and environmental risks are critical to maintaining the integrity of projects, operations and corporate reputations.

ESG Strategy & Organizational Change

Our staff members have led teams in performing Environmental, Health, Safety, and Social (ESG) strategy and organizational change programs for energy companies worldwide.

Capacity Building / Training

On-going capacity assessment and building is critical to keep up with fast-evolving best practices and challenges in social and environmental performance.

S-Trendcasting™ – Planning for the Unforeseen

We deploy 30 years of experience in social risk management to facilitate a tailored (half-day to two-day) workshop building early warning systems.

S-Team On Demand CSR Talent

Allows companies to fill critical gaps for assuring uninterrupted performance assurance or achieving new initiatives with qualified, independent and trusted social performance experts.

Global Partnerships

Acorn International employs a distinctive process of partnering with, directing and building capacity of local expert teams in more than 70 countries worldwide to promote local content and world-class quality assurance. When you engage us, you gain access to a large, global network of vetted in-country partners.

Projects & Experience

De-risking a Major Mining Operation to Meet International Lender Environmental & Social Standards, Northern Brasil

Acorn International was engaged by one of the world’s largest bauxite mine operators at the request of its shareholders to identify and fill gaps with meeting international lender standards for environmental and social risk management. Our work began with a diagnostic...

Environmental Governance and Regulation Needs Assessment and Capacity Building Plan

Acorn International was commissioned to lead a multi-stakeholder study of Ghana’s needs in relation to environmental governance and regulation of its growing oil and gas industry. The study, performed on behalf of Ghana’s Ministry of Environment under sponsorship of...

Audit of Remediation Activities for Joint Liabilities

Local Content Skills and Needs Assessment, French Guiana Acorn International participated in an audit for a major international oil and gas company. The audit was focused on evaluating another operator’s activities associated with remediating joint exploration and...

HSE Management System Development, Gap Assessment and Benchmarking, India

Local Content Skills and Needs Assessment, French Guiana Acorn International worked as part of an international team to develop a world-class health, safety and environmental (HSE) / sustainability management system for a national oil company in India. Our work...

Environmental and Social Analysis for Resort Development, Barbados

Local Content Skills and Needs Assessment, French Guiana Acorn International and its in-country partner in The Bahamas performed an Environmental Impact Assessment for exploration drilling offshore The Bahamas. The high profile Project was the first offshore drilling...


"Ovintiv utilized Acorn International for a stakeholder engagement project [Social Risk and Opportunity Assessment; Stakeholder Perception Survey] and could not have been more pleased with the process and outcome. We found the Acorn team to be knowledgeable, organized, and professional in their approach and engagement with key stakeholders."


"We thoroughly enjoyed working with the Acorn team. They provided the support we needed to develop a fit-for-purpose social management plan and their knowledge and expertise helped advance our overall social strategy."


"I have worked with Acorn International towards the provision of ESHIA and marine services for an oil and gas project in West Africa. I found the entire Acorn International team to be very friendly and extremely knowledgeable of lender and DFI safeguards requirements as well as having pragmatic solutions and approaches to manage E&S risks for clients."

African Development Bank Group / Senior Manager

“I would be pleased and honored to be cited as a very satisfied client who has great respect for not only the quality of your work and products but also your unwavering commitments to honesty, integrity and treating people right.”

EVP Sustainability

"It has always been great to work with Acorn! Great team, great deliverables!"

International Energy Company

“Thanks for delivering so well (scope, schedule, etc.) on the ESIA for our client in Iraq! They are happy with not only your work product, but the way you interacted with their team! You have a happy client!”

Lead finance representative for power plant development in Iraq

“(Your team) is doing a great job - a very diplomatic style which is ideal for managing the multiple stakeholders involved in this project.”

Client for IESC assurance under IFC

Acorn International

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