You want to implement projects that secure both investor backing and strong local support leading to timely permits.

We enable partnerships to deliver on your shared goals.

We facilitate engagement processes that ensure clarity, mutual understanding and trust to enable communities, developers and authorities to make agreements and co-design projects supported by all.

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We enable partnerships to deliver on your shared goals.
The resulting partnerships deliver Smart Projects

The resulting partnerships deliver Smart Projects

Smart Projects are financially and technically successful, environmentally and legally compliant and enjoy strong local support with a clear path to permits. Smart Projects are stepping stones to local sustainable development.

Go To Projects

"Even in the most challenging projects, AstonECO always delivered the best value for the community and CLDC."

Gloria Callinan, Programme Coordinator

"AstonECO changed our thinking, and provided the support we needed to keep our community on board with our energy projects. Their contribution is essential nationally for a smooth energy transition."

Dara O’ Maoildhia, Aran Islands Energy Co-op

“These solutions should be incorporated by any company before investing and maintained throughout the process.”

Vassillios Carellas, CEO

“AstonECO is one of the most experienced and qualified professional teams in the sustainability field I have worked with.”

Mircea Mocanu, Head of Socio-Economic Section, Romania

“The AstoneECO team excels at empowering both companies and communities to address pressing business sustainability challenges through effective stakeholder engagement.”

Hugh Attwater, Head of Social Performance UK

“AstonECO gave our teams the tools to develop successful projects which support our business as well as our stakeholders.”

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Sonja Bohme, Head of Corporate Sustainability

“By managing our stakeholder-related risks with AstonECO’s support, we economically met or exceeded our company standards and project timelines.”

Ramona Brad, Director External Affairs, Romania and Balkans

We support you on your journey to Smart Projects

How can we help

We assess the current situation against your goals

We work with you and your stakeholders to map out where you are now relative to what you want to achieve. We help you co-create joint strategies to address risks, potential obstacles and opportunities.

We build your capacity for co-design

We help you build and resource a winning stakeholder team, and develop the needed mindset, frameworks and skills to get all stakeholders to the table to co-design a project wanted by all (Smart Projects). 


We help you implement

We make sure that the Smart Engagement strategy & plan required for your project success is rolled out. We do this in partnership with you and your key stakeholders. We ensure the job gets done.


Project in Focus: ELSA


Project in focus: Earning Local Support Academy (ELSA)

ELSA champions a future where renewable energy thrives in tandem with community wellbeing. By fostering an engagement mindset, leadership, and the necessary skills among all stakeholders, we aim to co-create solutions that integrate community needs and values, alongside with those of developers and authorities. This collaborative approach paves the way for projects that are not only accepted but welcomed.

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Deeper dive into Smart Engagement

ELSA's Co-Design revolutionises renewable energy projects by enhancing community-developer relations, ensuring project acceptance through stakeholder collaboration and empathetic strategies.
Developers and governments fear community empowerment in renewable energy co-design due to risks of lost control, higher costs, and project delays. Effective, transparent engagement strategies are essential to bridge these divides.
ELSA is the Earning Local Support Academy, a project by AstonECO Management. The transition towards renewable energy is a pressing agenda globally and nationally, and Ireland stands at a pivotal juncture in its journey towards energy security and decarbonization. Despite the positive strides, communities at the grassroots level often find themselves at odds with developers, feeling that their concerns and aspirations are being sidelined. The ELSA project is working to address this.

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This gives context for how Smart Engagement could help your project, your team or your mission. If you need more specific information or an assessment of solutions for your needs, let us know.

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