Prizma Attending IFC’s Sustainability Exchange 2016

I am excited to be among the 200 global executives and practitioners from companies, NGOs, the public sector, international development agencies and academia who have been invited to attend IFC’s 10th annual flagship Sustainability Exchange 2016 event.

This invitation-only event, which will be hosted at the IFC from 25-26 May 2016 in Washington DC, is designed to generate frank dialogue on sharing value across business and society, and address sustainability challenges and opportunities faced by infrastructure and natural resource actors in emerging markets.

Key themes of the event include reflections on a decade of bridging communities, companies and governments, 10 years of IFC Performance Standards and the Sustainability Exchange, and the need for transformation and tough choices.

The peer to peer action learning opportunities provides a selection of options for practitioners, ranging from renewables, diversity and governance, to mapping the extractives to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

My perspectives and contributions are informed by my 20 years of professional environmental and social advisory practice ranging from extractives to renewables in emerging markets, including 10 years serving at the European Bank. Examples of Prizma’s work relevant to the IFC include the following:

  • Supporting the developer of Laudato Si Wind Park, Panama (215MW), the largest wind development in Central America. IFC invested $300 million.

IEH Windturbine top shot

  • Serving on an Independent Monitoring Group (IMG), reviewing a gold mining development in West Africa on behalf of the IFC.
Mine site community visit in Burkina Faso

My team is also involved in a number of other interesting developments, such as a large solar projects in Chile (Phase I: 143MW), a large gold mining project in Venezuela, and assisting Lucara Diamond, which recently received the PDAC 2016 Environmental and Sustainability Award, with its  sustainability reporting needs.

Will you be attending IFC’s 2016 Sustainability Exchange? What are the topics you are most interested in, and what learning and networking objectives will you be trying to meet?

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