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Recent Blog Posts
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:49:52 +0000
World Bank adopts XBRL for 2014 Sustainability Review
The World Bank continues to lead the pack of multilateral financial institutions in sustainability reporting. Not resting on its laurels, the Bank is now also one of the first adopters of GRI’s XBRL, a tagging system to make reporting machine-readable. Will others follow? http://wp.me/p27qSt-Je As I blogged in MDBs adopting GRI Framework, many of the major […]
Mon, 05 Jan 2015 23:43:39 +0000
Applying McKinsey Survey Results to Small Non-Profits?
A recent HBR article - Where Boards Fall Short - made me think about my board service experience with the Good News Project, a 501-c-3 nonprofit which provides opportunities for volunteer services and contributes to poverty alleviation in St. Lucia and other islands of the West Indies. What are the transferable lessons and actions? Shortlink: […]
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:17:55 +0000
Prizma Celebrates 10 Years in Business
Ten years ago, Mehrdad Nazari, a former environmental and sustainability specialist at the European Bank, set up Prizma as a boutique ESIA and sustainability advisory practice. We provide environmental and social consulting services to developers and investors in order to make their projects more bankable, credible and sustainable. During Prizma's first decade, our journey has […]
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:34:27 +0000
Centerra Gold Extends US$150M Revolving Credit Facility With EBRD
Centerra Gold Inc. recently announced it has extended its existing US$150 million revolving credit facility with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) until February 17, 2016. Prizma has been assisting Centerra and its Kumtor operation with their corporate responsibility and sustainability reporting efforts and other activities. Shortlink: http://wp.me/p27qSt-HM Centerra is a gold mining […]
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 23:50:19 +0000
IFC Closes $300 MM Financing for Largest Wind Farm in Central America
IFC announced that it completed a $300 million financing package for the construction of Phase II and Phase III of the Penonome wind power plant, the largest wind farm in Central America. Prizma's involvement in the Penonome project was previously posted here. Shortlink: http://wp.me/p27qSt-HE According to the IFC, once operational, the 86 wind turbines with […]

Prizma makes projects and organizations more bankable, credible and sustainable.

Our clients benefit from our international experience providing the support needed to secure project finance and political risk insurance from Multilateral Financial Institutions (such as IFC, EBRD), Export Credit Agencies (or ECAs such as Export Development Canada) and 'Equator Banks'.

We develop and trouble-shoot bankable environmental and social impact assessments in line with the IFC Performance Standards & Equator Principles (including SIA, CDP, RAP, PCDP, SEP, BDO, ESMP, ESAP) that meet the requirements of institutional investors (sustainable and wholesale finance) and facilitate M&A. We assist with corporate responsibility & sustainability strategy and reporting using the GRI framework. We conduct assurance assessments and are licensed Assurance Providers (AA1000).

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