Organizations are becoming increasingly aware of their impact in the world.
From emissions to operational impacts to inclusion and diversity, executives understand the need to involve stakeholders and be transparent in their business dealings and reporting. SWCA works with organizations to identify ways to lessen their environmental impact – from strategy through implementation, data management, reporting and communication.
Our company’s purpose, “to preserve natural and cultural resources for tomorrow while enabling projects that benefit people today” speaks directly to the environmental and social components of ESG. As one of the largest environmental firms focused on cultural and natural resources, we bring science-based solutions to our client’s projects. These include nature positive solutions that lead to biodiversity and long-term ecosystem enhancement at the same time as sustainable business solutions that ensure long-term commitment and compatibility with other client priorities.
- ESG Strategy
- ESG Reporting
- GHG Emissions Calculations
- Nature-Based Solutions
- Ecological Restoration
- Coastal Resilience
- Disaster Recovery
- Carbon Capture and Sequestration
- Stakeholder Engagement
- Indigenous Relations and Ethnography
- Energy Transition
- Environmental Justice Analysis
- Strategic Communications
- Natural Resource Damage Assessment
Meet the Experts
Have you heard about the solar industry’s pollinator push? Utility-scale solar developers are reconsidering how to best manage the ground cover for their projects—and they’re buzzing about pollinator-friendly vegetation.
“Our clients recognize that it’s becoming the norm to operate more sustainably and add layers of value to their developments,” comments April Montgomery, SWCA’s National Client Services Director of Power Generation. “Utility-scale solar projects and native pollinator vegetation pose a unique opportunity: using nature-based solutions to add value to our clients’ long-term bottom line, the communities they operate in, and the environment.”
Shaped by rivers, sounds, and the Atlantic Ocean, the coastal regions of North Carolina offer thousands of miles of scenic waterfront. Yet, due to the increasing impacts of climate change, these very waterways threaten the livelihood of a coastline dotted with historic towns and millions of residents. North Carolina launched its Resilient Coastal Communities Program (RCCP) in 2021 as a framework for counties and municipalities to prepare for coastal hazards through technical and financial support.
An afternoon thunderstorm rolls across the plains of northern Texas and on the banks of the Red River, the former cattle pastures and agricultural fields at Riverby Ranch slowly begin to fill with water. But there is no cause for concern; in fact, everything is going according to plan. As the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) creates the area’s first major reservoir in nearly 30 years only a few miles from the Ranch, SWCA’s stream and wetland restoration plans will offset habitat lost to the new lake’s rising waters with a flood of its own – creating protected waterways and wetlands where cattle once grazed.
SWCA has been working with West Bay Sanitary District since 2020 to design and permit a living shoreline that will protect critical wastewater infrastructure in San Francisco Bay. SWCA’s environmental engineers designed an ecotone levee that will allow existing marsh habitat to migrate upslope with sea-level rise, reducing the impacts that sea-level rise will have on the infrastructure.