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Prizma to Open Project Office in London

Prizmas new dress code for London Office

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 latest (Winter 2013) newsletter can be accessed here.

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Prizma’s Summer 2013 Newsletter Published

Prizma News Summer 2013Headlines: Supporting Penonome Wind Farm in Panama, Supporting Independent Engineer on Mining Project in Turkey, Developing Carbon Footprint for Gold Mine, Updated Equator Principles (EPIII) Published. Download PDF file here: Prizma_News_Summer_2013.

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FT/IFC Sustainable Finance Awards: Promoting Innovation or Greenwash?

FT IFC Sustainable Finance Awards

On June 13, 2013, the Financial Times and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) announced the winners of the 2013 FT/IFC Sustainable Finance Awards. These awards went to M-KOPA of Kenya winning the Award for Excellence in Sustainable Finance, Banco Santander taking the Sustainable Global Bank of the Year transaction prize, and Impax Asset Management of the UK recognized as Sustainable Investor of the Year. 

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NGO BankTrack zooming in on Equator Banks

BankTrack 2012 Annual ReportBankTrack, a networked NGO, continuous to position itself as a watchdog of the Equator Principles. According to its recently launched 2012 Annual Report, BankTrack is expecting to provide a platform for NGOs to pursue Equator Principles-related complaints.

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Postcard from the Panama Canal

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As we were watching in awe how large container ships were guided through the Miraflores locks of the Panama Canal, I wondered if the tourists around us were aware of the on-going expansion of the Panama Canal, co-financed by IFC, ADC, IADB, EIB and JBIC, and the emerging $40 billion competition in Nicaragua.

 

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Third Gen Equator Principles (EPIII) is Out – What’s New?

Adoption of Equator Principles by Regions June 2013

EPs are financial industry benchmark for determining, assessing and managing environmental and social risk in projects. Have EPs come a long way or are you, like BankTrack, underwhelmed?

 

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Supporting Penonome Wind Farm in Panama

Wind farm developmentPrizma has been retained to support the Penonome Wind Farm development in Panama. This project is being developed by Union Eolica Panameña, the Panamanian subsidiary of Spain’s Unión Eólica.

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Third Gen Equator Principles (EPIII) Published

EP Membership and Distribution

Equator Banks have approved a major update to the Equator Principles, referred to as EPIII. It has extended its scope to project-related corporate loans and bridge loans. Shortlink: http://wp.me/p27qSt-xl (more…)

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Equator Principles – Creating New Regulators or the Extra Mile?

A recent note on the LinkedIn site of the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) suggests that Equator Principles Financial Institutions (better known as Equator Banks) are emerging as the new 'regulators'. Is this real or desirable?  Shortlink: http://wp.me/p27qSt-wZ (more…)

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Prizma supporting Independent Engineer on Mining Project

imagePrizma is pleased to be invited by Roscoe Postle Associates (RPA) to support its assignment as Independent Engineer of a mining project. This includes providing an opinion about the project’s alignment with the Equator Principle.

To learn more about Prizma, please access its latest newsletter here (PDF, 501 KB). Articles highlight recent assignments: Biodiversity Management Strategy & Plan for Kumtor Gold Mine; Sustainability Reporting for Lucara Diamond Corp.; Training Community Relations Officers from Mongolia, Turkey and Kyrgyzstan; and Gold Reserve's update about its ICSID Arbitration case.

Mehrdad Nazari, Prizma's Director, was among Top 1% Viewed LinkedIn Profiles in 2012. Interested in learning more about the Equator Principles (EPIII) and IFC Performance Standards? Click here for brochure on courses offered by Prizma.

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