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EP3 and IFC PS Course: the Good, Bad and Ugly

Equator Principles III IFC Performance Standards 2012 Training Course

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

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Precedent setting application of Equator Principles in High-Income OECD Countries?

Image from Ichtys Project Website

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) (more…)

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$71M Financing for Penonome Wind Farm in Panama

2 WTG in Panama

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)

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Transitioning from EPII to EPIII is a bit like a Green Bay Packer Game

Equator Principles just like a Packer Game

Don’t let the Mexican wave distract you from the game at play on the field now. (Shortlink: http://wp.me/p27qSt-AB)

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How do you apply the Equator Principles and IFC Performance Standards in Canada?

In Which countries does EPIII Apply

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)  (more…)

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Equator Principles (EPIII) and IFC Performance Standards Training Courses

Equator Principles EPIII and IFC Performance Standards Training Course

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

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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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