Environmental Sustainability Services

As development and infrastructure needs expand due to population growth, ecosystem protection activities also are increasing. This causes the natural commoditization of environmental assets, such as ecological attributes of land or the services natural ecosystems provide. Shaw offers sustainability solutions and natural resources practices to aid in the trade of ecological assets while helping businesses meet local and state regulatory compliance.

The key regulatory drivers for trading include the following:

  • The Clean Water Act
  • Rivers and Harbors Act
  • Endangered Species Act
  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting
  • Kyoto Protocol

Shaw can provide the following environmental services to assist with trading and compliance.

  • Water quality trading
  • Wetland mitigation and conservation banking
  • Identification of carbon business
  • Carbon trading
  • Ecosystem mitigation banking
  • Recordkeeping
  • Credit verification support and packaging for marketing
  • Credit report creation
  • Credit sales facilitation