Our Environment and Social Advisory services is centered around assisting Project Sponsors to be compliant with Equator Principles Requirements. The Equator Principles (EPs) is a risk management framework adopted by financial institutions for determining, assessing and managing environmental and social risk in projects. It’s primarily intended to provide a minimum standard for due diligence and monitoring to support responsible risk decision-making.
The EPs apply globally to all industry sectors and to five financial products: 1) project finance advisory services, 2) project finance, 3) project-related corporate loans, 4) bridge loans and 5) project-related refinance and project-related acquisition finance.
The Equator Principles are based on the environmental and social policies and guidelines of International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank. These policies and guidelines cover a variety of issues such as the environmental and social impact assessment process, pollution prevention, consideration of local communities and natural resources.
The strong foundation laid by Equator Principles helps client’s efforts to achieve their own goals in alignment with the UN SDGs
Our goal is to deliver actionable solutions so that Infrastructure Project Sponsors may develop pragmatic, quantifiable, science-based compliance services to support an Equator Principles Financial Institutions’, or EPFI. We believe this is a key competitive advantage in the marketplace for project sponsors.
Our services are mainly to Prepare the Project Sponsors/Developers for Environmental and Social (ES) Due – Diligence within the scope of the Equator Principles.
- Principle 1: Review and Categorization
- Principle 2: Environmental and Social Assessment
- Principle 3: Applicable Environmental and Social Standards
- Principle 4: Environmental and Social Management System and Equator Principles Action Plan
- Principle 5: Stakeholder Engagement
- Principle 6: Grievance Mechanism
- Principle 7: Independent Review
- Principle 8: Covenants
- Principle 9: Independent Monitoring and Reporting
- Principle 10: Reporting and Transparency