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IBIS Consulting

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Dec. 7, 2018, 9:17 a.m.

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IBIS is a premier emerging market sustainability consultancy that assists private and public companies unlock value and improve their environmental and social performance. IBIS was established in 2015 by some of the most experienced and respected sustainability consultants in Africa who collectively have over 150 years’ experience in the environmental and social management fields. IBIS has offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa and in Nairobi, Kenya.   Since establishment, IBIS has undertaken hundreds of projects for African and global financial sector clients in >40 countries in Africa as well as in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. IBIS employs over 30 professional staff and has in-house language capabilities in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish and various African languages.

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IBIS is a premier emerging market sustainability consultancy that assists private and public companies unlock value and improve their environmental and social performance. IBIS was established in 2015 by some of the most experienced and respected sustainability consultants in Africa who collectively have over 150 years’ experience in the environmental and social management fields. IBIS has offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa and in Nairobi, Kenya.  
Since establishment, IBIS has undertaken hundreds of projects for African and global financial sector clients in >40 countries in Africa as well as in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. IBIS employs over 30 professional staff and has in-house language capabilities in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish and various African languages.

IBIS provides a range of ESG services to the finance sector, which include: 

- Due Diligence and Transaction Support: Helping financial institutions navigate sustainable finance guidelines and standards (IFC PS, EPs) and enhance ESG opportunities and impact associated with establishing projects and making investments.

- Strategy and Systems:  Developing and implementing strategies and systems that add value, improve operational performance and meet internationally accepted standards at fund and investment level.

- Social Performance and Development Impact: Assisting clients in taking a strategic and sustainable approach to development impact and managing their social performance and engagement. 

- Compliance Management and Monitoring: Enabling organisations to better understand and meet internal and external compliance obligations in a continually changing investor and regulatory environment.

- Resource Efficiency and Climate Change: Combining technical engineering skills with business knowledge and in-depth understanding of the regulatory environment to offer tailored solutions that will drive change in a carbon-constrained economy. 

- Reporting and Assurance:  At IBIS we bring some of the most experienced sustainability reporting and assurance practitioners in Africa to effectively support organisations with their sustainability programmes and enhance their reputation.

Introduction to our Leadership Team

Jeremy Soboil, CEO

Sustainable Finance and ESG specialist with over 25 years experience
Work experience in 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Middle East and Europe
Founder and previous MD of ERM Sub-Saharan Africa: 2003-2015
Led over 500 ES audit and management system projects for financial and trade clients across Africa and internationally
BSc Honours (Rhodes University) and MPhil Environmental Science (cum laude) (UCT)

Teddy Deroy, Managing Director of IBIS East Africa

ESG management systems and due diligence specialist with over 17 years experience
Worked in over 20 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East
EHS & CSR Director of Perenco (French oil company): 2014-2016
Head of ESG Transaction Services at ERM France: 2009-2013
Chemicals Eng. (ESPCI – Paris) and MSc in Environmental Technologies (Imperial College – London).

Simon Clarke, Managing Director of IBIS South Africa

Corporate sustainability and climate
change specialist with over 16 years experience
Partner and Head of ERM’s Sustainability and Climate Change Practice: 2012-2015
Sustainability and Climate Change specialist at PwC: 2003-2009
Led over 200 sustainability and climate change reporting, assurance and strategy projects to some of the world’s leading companies
BSc Honours (University of Natal) and MSc in Environment & Development (University of Natal).  

Belinda Ridley, Director of Social Performance & Development Impact

Environmental, social and sustainability management expert with over 16 years experience.
Specific focus on development impact, social performance management and land acquisition risk 
Worked in over 25 countries in Africa, Northern and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific
Previous Head of Social Consulting at ERM Southern Africa and URS Corporation London
BA Archaeology and Anthropology (Cambridge University) and MSc in Development Management (London School of Economics and Political Science).
 

Petrus Gildenhuys, Managing Director of IBIS Assurance

Sustainability reporting and assurance specialist with over 25 years experience
Founder of independent reporting and assurance company, Gilden Assurance: 2012-2015
Sustainability Reporting and Assurance Practitioner, PwC: 2001-2011
Led over 300 reporting and assurance engagements
BSc (Botany & Geography), BLarch (Ecological Design) and MBA (Strategy). 
 

Scott Nadler, Non Executive Director (US)

Sustainability and strategy specialist with over 40 years experience
Based in the US and has worked across the globe,
Worked closely with leaders of some of the largest multi-national companies to improve ES performance
Served as a Program Director with the WBCSD in the US.
 

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