About Us

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A.L. Parlow & Associates, LLC , a Washington, D.C. based independent advisory and consultant group, has advised CEOs and top management in the petroleum, sugar, agriculture, bio–fuels and mining industries on matters that involves crisis management and response and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR.) We also advise international agencies on sustainability and CSR.

Parlow and Associates has conducted field–work, due–diligence assessments, produced crisis management strategies and written numerous reports to implement ‘Best Practices’ strategies for private companies and international agencies, such as the World Bank Group.

Our most recent assignment was in the U.S. Gulf Coast, with Witt Associates for BP in its long–term recovery initiative on the Gulf.

Our team assessed the short-medium and long-term priorities of families, business, political leaders and communities impacted by the Gulf Coast oil spill. Our particular focus was the seafood industry.

Prior to that 2010 assignment, we conducted field–work and produced strategies for a three-year initiative to advise a Caribbean–based family–owned sugar production plantation and mill company. We also advised a major US–based law firm in a program that produced an internal management structure in sustainability from top to field–management levels in the Caribbean. We also conducted ‘Best Practice’ assessment in Brazil and Costa Rica’s agriculture and biofuels industries.

We advised a major multi–national mining company on CSR regarding its Democratic Republic of Congo operations. In 2011, we produced a ‘Best Practices’ preliminary report and keynote address on CSR for the Three Affiliated Tribes and its petroleum initiative in North Dakota.

A.L. Parlow has spoken at several international meetings on the topic of Corporate Social Responsibility, including the International Sugar Organization, the World Bank and a North Dakota public–private oil shale consortium.

Her 2004 dissertation for her advanced degree in law from Oxford University was on the topic of Corporate Social Responsibility in the petroleum industry. Her work has brought her to South America, the Caribbean, Central America and sub-Saharan Africa.

In consultation with appropriate law–firms, and national and transnational businesses, we assemble location–specific teams with specialized skills to produce specifically–tailored packages suited to each client.