What We Do

We support responsible developers and investors around the world by providing these advisory services:

  • Conduct Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Due Diligence reviews and identify performance improvement options
  • Complete ESG, IFC Performance Standards & Equator Principles review in support of developing and implementing financing strategies
  • Upgrade and make ESIAs bankable to PEFs, IFIs and ECAs by aligning with IFC Performance Standards
  • Serve as Independent  Environmental and Social Consultant (IESC) for EP-FIs
  • Serve on Independent Engineer/Monitoring Groups on behalf of investors such as Development Finance Institutions (DFIs)
  • Support sustainability reporters with GRI Standards reporting
  • Provide assurance services to sustainability reporters
  • Provides MAC-TSM verification services
  • Serve on expert panels advising Independent Recourse or Accountability Mechanisms
  • Contribute as expert witness on cases before international arbitration tribunals, such as World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)

Our bespoke advisory services are illustrated with few examples below.

ESG, IFC Performance Standards & Equator Principles

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  • Prizma supported Goldwind and InterEnergy Holdings to align the phased Penonomé Wind Project in Panama, the largest wind development in Central America, with the IFC Performance Standards and Equator Principles. This supported the mobilization of over $370 million in funding by Equator Banks, the IFC and other Development Finance Institutions (see here).
  • Prizma has developed and delivered training courses focused on IFC Performance Standards and Equator Principles, renewable and conventional power generation projects in Chile, Jamaica, and Argentina and delivered these to developers, financial institutions and consultants in Canada, China, Dominican Republic, Norway, Panama, Peru, and the UK (see here).

Independent Environmental & Social Consultants (IESC, IE, IMG)

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  • Prizma completed a series of acquisition-oriented environmental and social due diligence reviews for a Private Equity Fund (PEF) and developer of renewable and conventional power generation projects in Argentina, Chile and Jamaica.
  • Prizma served as E&S experts on Independent Engineer (IE) and Independent Monitoring Groups (IMG) on mining projects in Turkey and Burkina Faso opining on compliance with the IFC Performance Standards, Equator Principles, Action Plans, and Good International Industry Practice.

Independent Accountability Mechanisms and International Arbitration

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  • Prizma served on expert panels convened by the IFC/MIGA’s Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) to provide a detail compliance review of cases in Kazakhstan and India.
  • Prizma was engaged by White & Case LLP, representing Gold Reserve Inc., to serve as an expert on ESIAs, IFC Performance Standards, and Equator Principles on an international arbitration case. Gold Reserve was awarded over $700 Million.

ESG Analysis, Reporting and Assurance

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  • Prizma has been assisting to improve their ESG performance and scoring, including through sustainability reporting using GRI Standards and assurance needs. Prizma’s tasks have included training, benchmarking, assisting with shareholder services questionnaires, improving ESG ratings, materiality assessment, estimating GHG emissions, stakeholder interviews, focus group meetings, content development, translation, graphic design and assurance. GRI Standards-based reporting examples supported by Prizma can be accessed here.

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