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Regulatory and Compliance Mechanisms

Backstopping environmental firms requiring corporate services and assistance with compliance, and corporations concerned with environmental issues and practices

What are Regulatory and Compliance Mechanisms?

Governments, donor organizations and international agencies often impose specific requirements for organizations or businesses seeking to formally incorporate, secure accreditation or gain access to resources. Some of these requirements are submitted upon application, while others must be maintained continuously and reported on periodically.

Why do they matter?

For environmental firms –  those whose core work relies on the use or management of natural resources or whose activities impact the environment in significant ways – understanding the laws, policies, and regulations that govern their organization and its practices is a critical concern. These relate not only what activities they may or may not engage in, but how these are to be carried out. 

To satisfy particular regulatory requirements, these organizations and businesses may need to demonstrate their observance of specialized standards and possession of distinct competencies.

To show that these have been adequately met, endorsements from concerned government agencies or certifications from other independent bodies must often be obtained.

How can we help?

Parabukas’ familiarity with the broad policy landscape at international, national and local levels enables us to help organizations and businesses whose work involves environmental and natural resource use concerns make sense of what regulations must be complied with, what standards must be met, and why these are important.

We can support these organizations and businesses as they put together their application portfolios and help coordinate with the concerned agencies for submission. We can also assist in the drafting and review of documents, reports and internal policies as prescribed by laws or donor guidelines, while keeping design thinking, participatory decision making and sustainability at the forefront of the business.