The FNMPC Advisory Centre has been established to provide Indigenous-focused strategic advisory on capital projects and ESG guidance to the private sector, public sector, and Indigenous clients.

The First Nations Major Projects Coalition (FNMPC) announced the launch of the FNMPC Advisory Centre, an Indigenous, client-focused consulting practice. The Advisory Centre is wholly owned by the members of the First Nations Major Projects Coalition, a not-for-profit society and 100 per cent of the profits generated by the Advisory Centre will support the not-for-profit services and programs provided by FNMPC, which are accessed by First Nations at no cost.

“The FNMPC Advisory Centre is an Indigenous community owned business providing strategic advisory services on matters such as the inclusion of Indigenous interests in ESG frameworks, the building of business strategies that are inclusive of Indigenous participation, and the provision of advice leading to clear pathways to economic reconciliation,” said Niilo Edwards, CEO of the FNMPC Advisory Centre.

“With decades of experience working with Indigenous communities, projects proponents, investors, and governments, the FNMPC Advisory Centre has the full breadth of expertise necessary to assist top-level public and private sector clients who are seeking to build constructive partnerships with Indigenous communities,” added Mark Podlasly, senior vice president business development and head of ESG Advisory.

To bolster the Advisory Centre’s capacity to provide strategic advisory to capital projects, the Advisory Centre is entering into a strategic partnership with Colliers Project Leaders.

“Colliers Project Leaders is committed to reconciliation and is proud of this strategic partnership with the FNMPC Advisory Centre. Together, we are uniquely positioned to help clients advance projects quickly and collaboratively, enhance certainty, and achieve improved outcomes through the meaningful inclusion of Indigenous perspectives,” said Olivia MacAngus, president, Colliers Project Leaders. “We look forward to supporting the FNMPC Advisory Centre clients by leveraging our multidisciplinary team of advisory and project management professionals.”

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