Returning from a course on the Equator Principles (EP III) and IFC Performance Standards (IFC PS) in London, it is time to reflect on feedback provided by participants, and plan next event at TD Bank in Toronto on 29 Oct 2013. Shortlink: http://wp.me/p27qSt-Bl
While the application of Equator Principles and IFC Performance Standards for large capital developments in emerging markets is increasingly common, it is interesting to read that the same environmental and social benchmarks have also been applied in a US$ 20 billion limited recourse financing deal for the Ichthys LNG project in Australia, a High Income OECD Country. (Shortlink: http://wp.me/p27qSt-B0) Read the rest of this entry »
Goldwind USA announced that it closed financing for Phase I (55MW) of the Penonome Wind Farm in Panama, a project supported by Prizma. Once complete, the 220 MW project will be the largest wind energy project in Central America.(Shortlink: http://wp.me/p27qSt-AN) Read the rest of this entry »
Occasionally, I receive an email or call asking if and how the Equator Principles (EP) and its provisions related to IFC Performance Standards apply in certain ‘Western Jurisdictions’. This blog entry highlights previous guidance contained in EPII and how this has been simplified in the updated EPIII, but remains subject to change. (Shortlink: http://wp.me/p27qSt-At) Read the rest of this entry »
Driving in emerging markets requires courage. But it also provides endless stream of funny stories. Most pale when compared to traffic police stops as demonstrated by this example from the Kyrgyz Republic.
Following successful courses delivered in London (hosted by Parsons Brinkerhoff on 21 Sept) and Toronto (hosted by TD Bank on 29 Oct), Prizma was commissioned by a confidential client to deliver a 1-day training courses on the Equator Principles (EPIII or EP3) and the IFC Performance Standards (2012) on December 19th, 2013 in Europe. Please contact us if you are interested in hearing about our future courses. - Shortlink is http://wp.me/p27qSt-zK
We are pleased to announce that Prizma plans to open a project office in London, UK, in January 2014. Do you think our new dress code for London would make us look fat? - Prizma's Summer 2013 newsletter can be accessed here.