Energy And Environmental Advisory Services
There’s never been a time when environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues have mattered more to company reputations, especially in the energy, environmental and extractive spaces. In a public square often dominated by emotions and overheated rhetoric, the real solutions are facts and actions.
Companies can no longer just pay lip service to ESG. They must demonstrate performance and compliance that is verifiable.
HBW can help you measure, quantify and demonstrate a social license to operate, in a credible manner that withstands scrutiny from investors, shareholders, regulators, elected leaders, the media and the public.
HBW has produced hundreds of custom research reports, white papers and briefing documents for our clients, all of them with one goal: getting the right narrative into the right hands. These aren’t PR campaigns – they are the social proof you need to facilitate your ability to do business successfully. We dig into the data to uncover the under-reported benefits that the industries we serve are bringing to society.
Our approach relies on verifiable, independent due diligence that highlights the facts that matter. We get on the ground where you operate – or want to operate – to provide third-party validation, meet and understand the communities and stakeholders crucial to your goals, and create a tale of the tape that measures up to external scrutiny.
HBW can also advise on ways to incorporate social responsibility performance measures into your operational metrics, strategic decision-making and risk management, all with the goal of favorably influencing your reputation and bottom line.
- Custom Research and Analysis
- Due Diligence
- Research Reports, White Papers, Policy Guidance Papers
- Strategic Consulting
- Economic Analysis
- Project Implementation
- Compliance with Emerging ESG Standards
- ESG Advisory Services, including education of C-suites and Boards
- Development of ESG Framework and Performance Metrics
- Third-Party ESG, Sustainability and CSR Reporting
- Stakeholder Identification and Mapping
- Third Party Recruiting and Alliances
Energy and Environmental Services Team
- Federal and State Affairs
- Campaign and Association Management
- Environmental Regulation
- Renewable Energy
- ESG and Sustainability
Andrew Browning – PARTNER
Andrew Browning heads HBW’s Denver office where he provides strategic counsel, issues management, grassroots, and advocacy expertise to oil and gas, utility, renewable energy, government, and manufacturing clients.
With experience in both the private and government sectors, Browning has worked at the nexus of energy policy and politics for over 25 years. He was previously Director of Government Relations at Methanex – the world’s largest methanol producer and distributor – and a White House appointee to the U.S. Department of Energy during the Clinton administration where he served as a special assistant in the Office of Fossil Energy.
Andrew is one of principal founders and President of the Western States and Tribal Nations (WSTN) Natural Gas Initiative. WSTN is a unique 501(c)(4) public/private partnership between Western states, counties, sovereign tribal governments, and natural gas industry stakeholders with a focus on building comprehensive and effective regional collaboration under a formal MOU to advocate for and develop local and global markets for Rockies natural gas. The MOU is signed by the States of Utah, Wyoming, New Mexico, Baja California, Mexico, the Ute Indian Tribe and the counties of western Colorado.
Andrew served as an adjunct professor in the Energy Management Program at Norway’s Bodø Graduate School of Business at University of Nordland, which is a collaborative program with the International Institute of Energy Politics and Diplomacy (MIEP) at MGIMO University in Moscow, Russia.
Andrew holds an M.A. in International Affairs with a focus on Energy and Environment and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Economics from the University of Texas-Austin.
- Water Quality Regulations
- Air Quality Regulations
- Scientific Research, Studies and Analysis
- ESG and Sustainability
Beth Everage – SENIOR DIRECTOR, POLICY
Beth Everage is Policy Director at HBW Resources where she leads research efforts that support the development of policy positions and stakeholder strategy for HBW’s clients.
Previously, Beth served as the manager for Energy and Environmental Policy at the Greater Houston Partnership, leading advocacy and education efforts aimed at communicating complex energy and environmental issues to a broad range of stakeholders to build industry partnerships and coalitions with regional entities.
Beth began her career conducting environmental impact studies and air quality analyses for highway projects, and managed a successful grant program aimed at regional mobile source emission reductions.
Beth holds a B.S. in Bioenvironmental Sciences and an M.Ag. in Natural Resources Development from Texas AandM University.
- Regulatory and Policy
- ESG and Sustainability Reporting
- Risk Identification and Modeling
- Process Documentation and Optimization
- Campaign and Association Management
Ryan Scott – VICE PRESIDENT, RISK MANAGEMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING
Ryan Scott is Vice President for Risk Management and Sustainability Reporting for HBW Resources. Ryan specializes in working with clients to better understand and achieve their goals by identifying risks that exist outside of a company’s core operations. He has developed advocacy strategies and materials for his clients to engage with governments and conducts comprehensive assessments and analyses of non-technical, enterprise-wide risk factors, as well as for specific projects. The focus of Ryan’s practice is to help clients understand and mitigate non-technical risks so they can focus on their core operations and competencies.
Ryan works with clients to develop an ESG reporting discipline that enables them to do more than simply check the box by focusing on risk identification/mitigation key operational metrics.
Prior to his time at HBW, Ryan worked at Deloitte and Touche’s Strategy and Operations Consulting practice. While there, he worked with clients such as Bristol-Myers Squibb, developing and delivering financial reporting and legal training to an executive team. Serving GMAC, he conducted a bank evaluation and application process to assist its conversion from a state bank into a bank holding company, allowing the client to access crucial TARP funds during the Financial Crisis of 2008.
Ryan received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Southern California, and a JD – MBA from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio.
Jordi Ventura – SENIOR COUNSEL
Jordi Ventura serves as Senior Counsel at HBW Law and advises clients on natural resources, mining, land use, environment, and energy issues. Jordi’s clients benefit from his native Spanish and English capabilities and his consummate multi-cultural work that he has performed domestically and in Latin America for decades.
Jordi specializes in matters involving corporate due diligence, social license to operate (SLO) and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues related to mining domestically and in Latin America. His practice also includes dealings and interactions with Indigenous Peoples, including successful negotiations involving free, prior and informed consent (FPIC).
Prior to joining HBW, Jordi worked at a number of international law firms based in the United States and Canada. He also served as Country General Counsel for several international mining companies. Jordi obtained a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Utah College Of Law and two Bachelors’ degrees from the University of Utah in both Spanish and French.