Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Environmental Justice Strategy Services
The expectation for energy companies to incorporate DEI and EJ considerations into their ESG strategy is growing. Adamantine partners with DEI and EJ experts to help our clients craft inclusive and pragmatic strategies. Our services incorporate company-wide analysis to project-level permitting considerations.
Establish a model for leading diverse teams and building inclusive environments.
Inclusive leaders are required to effectively manage cross-cultural diversity, help unlock the talent potential that exists, and cultivate an inclusive environment. However, few organizations have established clear expectations for what it means to be an inclusive leader.
Adamantine builds a DEI leadership competency model that leverages your organizational values and existing leadership framework to define and communicate what inclusive leadership means for your organization, measure leaders on the extent to which they are displaying the behaviors and develop leaders to practice more inclusive behaviors.
A practical DEI leadership toolkit that defines and communicates, measures, helps develop and reinforces the DEI leadership competency model.
Risk and Opportunity Assessment
EJ requirements and expectations are now permeating the investment and permitting landscape. Oil and gas leaders are faced with new expectations from federal policy proposals, state regulatory requirements, and new stakeholder pressures. Company leaders need a comprehensive assessment to answer the question, “What should I actually be doing?”
Adamantine focuses on preparing your company and teams for current and upcoming pressures by mapping drivers, assessing risks, and then prioritizing opportunities for action. We do this through a pragmatic assessment that reviews:
- Actual and anticipated stakeholder expectations
- Relevant regulatory and policy drivers
- Company commitments, skills, relationships, and resources
A coherent assessment of drivers, expectations, risks, and resources along with prioritized recommendations for action that you will need to seek buy-in, build internal infrastructure, and get started.
Drive EJ success through internal buy-in and mobilization
Your company knows the urgent, mission-critical nature of EJ, but leadership has their hands full navigating day-to-day operations.
We guide clients behind-the-scenes through the process of developing and executing an impactful and pragmatic EJ strategy that fits their needs today while anticipating the evolving tools, policies, and stakeholder expectations of tomorrow. Adamantine has developed comprehensive processes for:
- Identifying drivers
- Garnering input and buy-in from leadership and employee base
- Incorporating EJ community input
- Building a strategy to incorporate EJ into business functions
- Supporting strategy execution through prioritized, phased, and targeted projects
Development and execution of an impactful EJ strategy that includes actions, commitments, permitting compliance, and enduring relationships. An effective EJ strategy will inform and integrate into the company’s ESG, DEI, and operational strategies.
Many new permits and community engagement strategies now have unique, project-specific EJ requirements. Companies know that a “check the box” approach no longer serves the company well and that they must prepare a bespoke EJ strategy unique to the needs of the project’s communities and stakeholders.
Adamantine supports the project team in developing their EJ strategy by mapping drivers, assessing risks, and then prioritizing action needs. Our pragmatic assessment and recommendations consider: actual and anticipated stakeholder expectations; relevant regulatory requirements; and, the company’s ability to devote and sustain action.
A prioritized list of recommendations for a project-specific EJ plan derived from the assessment of expectations, risks, and resources.
Integrate elements of your company’s DEI and EJ strategies for a comprehensive approach to DEI and EJ
DEI and EJ strategies are critical to business success. However, employees, leaders, and other stakeholders tend to experience DEI and EJ strategies as add-ons to business and operational strategies. Failure to effectively integrate DEI and EJ strategies can negatively impact buy-in, engagement, and progress against goals.
Adamantine helps clients build (or strengthen) the connective tissue between their DEI and EJ strategies by fortifying the company’s strategic framework with innovative solutions.
A roadmap and implementation plan to launch EJ+DEI business resource groups, leadership principles, and employee engagement resources. Proactive integration of DEI and EJ strategies builds synergies among company efforts and leverages and aligns resources for maximum impact.
Most training and leadership development efforts are not effective in building skills necessary to create and maintain an inclusive work environment. While some programs teach important information about the ever-evolving list of DEI topics, few programs teach actionable skills that apply across a wide-range of cultures and languages, and fewer focus on increasing intercultural competence over time.
Adamantine staffs a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory to administer the assessment, conduct client debriefs, and provide support in developing actionable next steps to support progress against DEI goals.
A 6-to-9-month program that includes individual assessments, individual and/or group debrief(s), and client support to help create individual development plans. The result will be more inclusive, culturally competent, and resilient team.