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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:17:55 +0000Prizma 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 advisory services to developers and investors in order to make their projects more bankable, credible and sustainable. During the first decade, our journey has […]
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:34:27 +0000Centerra 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 +0000IFC 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 […]
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 18:44:15 +0000Prizma to Support Lucara Diamond with G4 Sustainability Reporting
Prizma was recently re-engaged to assist Lucara Diamond Corp., a new diamond producer, with its sustainability reporting process. Lucara’s two key assets are the Karowe mine in Botswana and the Mothae project in Lesotho. Lucara is pursuing a transition of its reporting to GRI-G4, the Global Reporting Initiative’s latest sustainability reporting guidelines. Shortlink: http://wp.me/p27qSt-Hr As […]
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 16:47:04 +0000How about Canadian Equator Banks and Transparency?
Having read Olaf Weber’s publication titled, “Equator Principles Reporting: Do Financial Institutions meet their Goals?” as well as Mehrdad’s review and comments on it (Equator Banks get poor Marks on Transparency and Disclosure ), I have been prompted to submit a few observations of my own based on a survey I carried out on Canadian […]
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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