IBIS were appointed by a leading African private equity firm to manage the environmental and social (ES) risks and impacts associated with their projects across the continent. The firm manages a fund with a value in excess of US$400 million, which is focussed on developing world-class commercial and retail development hubs throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. With such a significant portfolio, safety and sustainability are key priorities.
IBIS were appointed as specialist ESG advisors across all projects, in line with the requirements of the Funds’ Environmental and Social Management System (ESMS) and that of the Fund’s Limited Partners (LPs). IBIS’ involvement has included ES screening and due diligence of new projects and site, management of local in-country consultants performing project ES Impact Assessments (ESIAs); and monitoring and reporting on project ES performance during the construction and operational phases. We have also put systems into place to help manage the risks associated with implementation timelines, health & safety and environment.
The support we have provided has enabled our client’s projects to meet industry best practice standards, including the Equator Principles and the IFC Performance Standards for Environmental & Social Sustainability, which has helped reduce project risk and attract a broad base of international investors to the fund.
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