Who we are

A competitive edge through a culture of sustainability

In order to successfully operate and invest in Africa, an understanding and insight into the constantly evolving legislative requirements, the complex socio-political context, the continent’s rich and sensitive natural environment and the diversity of cultures, language and people is needed.

IBIS is a premier African sustainability consultancy that helps companies unlock value by improving their environmental and social performance. We provide a unique combination of executive management and on-the-ground expertise supported by our extensive experience working with multinational companies and local clients across Africa.


We took inspiration in naming our business after the North African mythological God of Wisdom, Justice and Knowledge – the Sacred IBIS, Thoth. Our logo is informed by the classic V-shaped flight formation of the IBIS bird. An example of efficiency and teamwork, it symbolises for us the symbiotic relationship between our clients, colleagues and the African continent.



To contribute to the sustainable development of Africa by adding value to our clients business by improving their environmental and social performance.



To be the premier African environmental and social consultancy.



Integrity: Committed to the highest levels of integrity, honesty and ethics
Accountability: Unwavering responsibility to each other, our clients and the environment
Excellence: Continuously strive to be the best at what we do
Leadership: Thought leaders shaping a better world


World-class expertise,
Local knowledge


IBIS is committed to meaningful black empowerment and transformation in line with the South African Government’s Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Act of 2003 and the Constitution of South Africa.

We’re committed to promote B-BBEE in a broad based and holistic way through employment equity, corporate social investment, preferential procurement, treatment of suppliers, training and ownership.

In 2016, IBIS ESG Africa (Pty) Ltd concluded a >25% black economic empowerment ownership transaction with African Century Ventures Fund 1 (ACV).

ACV is a private equity fund manager, as envisaged in Code Series 100 of the Codes of Good Practice on B-BBEE, focused on making investments in privately held South African companies that facilitate meaningful black economic empowerment.

IBIS is currently a Level 4 B-BBEE company with 100% Procurement Recognition Status and is committed to B-BBEE as part of its sustainable growth strategy.

Our commitment to health, Safety and environment

At IBIS we have embedded safety in everything we do. We provide a safe and healthy working environment for our employees, business partners, and other stakeholders who may be affected by our activities. We aim to exceed related industry best practice and our clients’ expectations and are committed to:

  • Conducting our business with respect and care for people and the environment;
  • Ensuring we provide a safe working environment, safe equipment and safe systems of work for all our employees and business stakeholders;
  • The responsible and sustainable utilisation of natural resources;
  • Continually improving our safety, health and environmental performance;
  • Complying, as a minimum, with applicable legal and other agreed requirements; and
  • Promoting dialogue with stakeholders about safety, health and environmental performance.
What we do

Environment Social Governance

Sustainable Finance | Due Diligence and Transaction Support | Strategy and Systems | Compliance Management | Resource Efficiency and Climate Change | Reporting and Assurance



Contamination Risk Management

Environmental Due Diligence | Contaminated Land Investigation and Remediation | Portfolio Management | Technical Peer Reviews and Strategic Advice


Contact us

If you’re passionate about creating a corporate culture that promotes financial and human well-being while protecting the environment, let’s meet.


Block B 40 Wessel Rd
+27 (0) 87 151 4089

1 Doris Road
Cape Town
+27 (0) 21 035 0357

Office opening in October 2016


11 boulevard de la Bastille

+33 (0) 652 593308
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