Environmental and Social Due Diligence (ESSD)

We conduct Due Diligence (DD) for achieving legal compliance as well as for meeting investor requirements. We focus on impact/risks not just within the facility but if required expand the scope to address security of natural resources as well to assess red flags in the supply chains. The DDs typically include environmental, social, health, safety, and labour welfare related aspects including the gender (2X) considerations.  The reference frameworks used for ESDDs include IFC performance standards, World Bank General and Sector-specific EHS Guidelines, and other Good International      Industry Practices (GIIPs) apart from national, state, and local regulations. 


  • ESGDD for M&A, Equity/Debt, Exit as required by Financial Institutions
  • Fire and Safety Audit


  • Supply Chain Audit
  • Monitoring of Environmental and Social Action Plans (ESAPs)

We are empanelled by

  • CDC, UK
  • Global Climate Partnership Fund
  • ICICI Venture Management
  • IFC
  • IIFL Asset Management
  • Lok Capital
  • Omnivore Capital
  • Siana Capital Management
  • Swedfund International
  • Tamil Nadu Infrastructure Fund Management Corporation Limited

Some of our Esteemed Clients

  • AIIB
  • CDC Group Plc
  • DEG, Germany
  • FMO, Netherlands
  • Swedfund International AB
Equator Principles FIs:
  • IDFC Bank
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Circulate Capital
  • ICICI Venture
  • Lok Capital
  • Omnivore Capital
  • Siana Capital

Service Highlights

We conduct ESDDs for various sectors such as agriculture (agri tech and agro value chain), batteries, chemical, consumer goods, dairy, Financial Institutions (private equity,  NBFC’s, micro-finance, commercial banks, insurance), FMCG, healthcare & life sciences, highways, infrastructure, logistics, manufacturing, packaging, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, plastics manufacturing and recycling, real estate, renewable energy (wind and solar), and thermal power plants.

  • The CDC India now (British International Investment) portfolio currently stands at $1.7 billion across direct investments into companies and investments in private equity and venture capital funds. It had planned to double its exposure to India with investments of up to $3-3.5 billion by 2021. The group also plans on investing up to $1 billion in climate finance in India over the next five years. EMC supports CDC India towards conducting ESDD for many of its investments.
  • In FY18, IFC made $11.6 billion in long-term investments in 366 projects. In addition, it mobilized nearly $11.7 billion to support the private sector in developing countries including India. EMC has been empanelled by IFC to conduct ESDDs for many of its investments in India.