Independent ESG, IESC, IE and IMG Consults

Our key services, exemplified further below, include the following:

  • Environmental & Social Specialists for Independent Engineer (IE) & Monitoring Groups (IMG)
  • Independent Environnemental & Social Consultants (IESC)
  • Environmental, social and governance (ESG) due diligence (DD) reviews
  • IFC Performance Standards gap analysis & capacity building
  • DD of Social License to Operate (SLO) and Free, Prior, Informed Consent (FPIC, ILO169)
  • Trouble-shooting ESIA/ESMS studies and plans to make them bankable (IFC PS/EPs)

Roxgold’s Yaramoko Gold Mine, Burkina Faso

Prizma’s seasoned environmental and social experts served on an Independent Engineer (IE) and, subsequently, Independent Monitoring Group (IMG) engaged by the IFC and other investors to review and monitor Roxgold’s Yaramoko Gold Mine in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Prizma’s tasks included a critical review of the project’s ESIA, ESMS, CDP, RAP, ASM, ESAP, SLO and other studies, systems and plans. Prizma also conducted monitoring site visits and local stakeholder meetings.

InterEnergy’s Laudato Si Wind Farm, Panama

Prizma’s seasoned environmental and social experts assisted Goldwind and InterEnergy Holdings to rapidly turn a ‘permitting impact assessments’ for the phased Penenome wind project (265MW) into bankable ESIA Summary & Update. This avoided pending financing delays and debottlenecked $350 million in financing from the IFC, DFIs and Equator Banks. In addition, Prizma developing a corporate-level and IFC-compliant Environmental and Social Management System (ESMS) for InterEnergy, and supported ESG due diligence reviews for numerous acquisition targets in Argentina and Chile.

Bankable E&S Studies for Sonnedix Group’s Atacama Solar PV, Chile

Prizma was engaged to support Sonnedix Group’s Atacama Solar PV Project to provide independent environmental and social review, and develop a series of bankable studies and plans to access funding from Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) and Equator Banks. The 171MW plant, which started construction in August 2019, is expected to generate 470GWh of clean electricity annually, enough for over 100,000 homes. Sonnedix successfully mobilized $99 million in project financing from the Andean Development Bank (CAF), Banco BICE, and Banco Security.