IBIS builds lasting connections with investee companies and their teams and are as committed as the investment team when it comes to unlocking an action plan or improving E&S standards.
Reliability, professionality and inevitably outstanding quality of delivery combined with a pleasurable working experience.
Demonstrating a robust and consistent understanding of our needs. Always meeting our expectations.
With IBIS, I can trust completely that the project will be completed on time and to a very high standard.
With IBIS we can more effectively review, assess and plan for the management of E&S risks in relation to our proposed investments.
The best international practice advice coupled with a pragmatic approach which is cognizant of the realities of doing business in Africa.
IBIS has consistently provided a high quality, professional service, always responsive to our questions, willing to meet our tight timelines and at very competitive pricing.
IBIS has a team of highly competent ESG professionals with extensive experience across many sectors and disciplines.
IBIS helps us to make fast, well-informed investment decisions.
Walter van Helvoirt
IBIS present me with solutions before I even realised we were sitting with a problem.
Pieter De Wet
We 100% trust the advice given by IBIS to always be pragmatic, with a holistic view. Never over the top, never overselling solutions.
Diverse set of skills, value proposition and very competent people with whom we have forged excellent personal relationships.
IBIS makes challenging issues understandable and comprehensive.
This is a values-based organisation that is a true partner. I won’t hesitate in recommending them.
The best part of working with IBIS is their deep familiarity with the requirements of multilateral investors.
IBIS are very responsive and are able to adhere to tight timelines whilst providing quality advice. Their wealth of knowledge and problem-solving skills, at a global scale, have helped provide insightful due diligence that facilitates deals.
We value IBIS for their high-quality technical work, robust and pragmatic advice from experienced ESG practitioners, and responsiveness in both due diligence projects and supporting our portfolio companies with ESG improvement programmes.
IBIS are a key partner for us, providing valuable technical insights during the Environmental and Social due diligence of several transactions to date. Their reporting structure and extensive site-based experience enables effective and efficient identification of risk and recommendations for consideration in our internal decision-making. Communication is always prompt and the team are a pleasure to work with.
Having worked with IBIS on a number of assignments, we have come to expect only the highest quality of work and professionalism. They apply a systematic thinking approach and have demonstrated a strong understanding of the local context and IFIs standards, as well as creativity in addressing issues and bottlenecks. It is always a pleasure working with the team.
We choose to work with IBIS because of their professional agility and the high quality of their work. IBIS is able to mobilise talent and resources effectively, whether this is E&S, Impact, Climate Change, Human Rights or Gender, and is able to adapt quickly to our needs and provide innovative solutions.
IBIS has developed a deep and textured knowledge of the North African market which is key to the support they provide. They understand that ESG is nuanced and our stakeholders appreciate this approach.
We have been working with IBIS for several years during which time they have helped us apply our ESG-driven approach. IBIS was key in assessing and identifying E&S value-add opportunities in several of our companies. They are very professional, proficient and helpful.
IBIS offers a rare understanding of the complex socio-economic contexts and diversity of cultures in North Africa, and, when coupled with their fluency in French and English, they provide an unparalleled service
Cheikh Mamina Diedhiou
A team of highly competent ESG professionals who are professional, diligent and pragmatic in their approach to ESG risk assessment and due diligence. I value their responsiveness and the standard of work received is always well structured and to a very high standard.
Social risk and value add
Social Strategy and Management Systems l Social Due Diligence and Audits l Stakeholder Mapping and Risk Assessments l Stakeholder Engagement Planning l Grievance Mechanisms
IBIS recognises the complexities of instilling a sustainable ‘social licence’ as our clients invest and operate in emerging markets: earning the trust and acceptance of stakeholders, partnering with communities and understanding the nuances of each environment.
The key is creating a collaborative, robust and transparent social management system that proactively documents stakeholder engagement, manages grievances and commits to community upliftment.
Our assessment of the social and stakeholder risks and opportunities of investment strategies, assets or sites, assists clients in their integration of social performance management on a fund, organisation or portfolio level.
We then recommend scalable measures to minimise risk, invest in sustainable value and engage stakeholders by way of appropriate benefits and participation design.