We are ESS, a leading implementation-focused advisory services firm delivering sustainable development in Africa and emerging economies.
We support you to cost-effectively integrate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and sustainability considerations into your business model and on the ground in the countries where you work.
Our Core Values
Our focus is on making things happen, not just reporting – which is why the whole ESS team lives in the countries where we work.
As such, we possess a hard-earned knowledge of how to avoid things going wrong, and experience in getting things right in Africa and emerging markets.
ESS produces the highest quality work at emerging market rates, with strict quality control that ensures we meet and exceed applicable standards.
Importantly, we understand the needs of your business as well as those of investors, governments, communities and others – helping you to achieve your business goals cost-effectively.
We are committed to developing the next generation of HSEC, ESG and sustainability leaders in Africa and emerging markets.
We put recent graduates and early-career professionals in the driving seat, and provide them with a detailed training programme to support their long-term success.
Our unique implentation-focused service provides an HSEC Team and Management System aligned with international standards (i.e. IFC PS) at a fixed monthly rate
Due Diligence & Gap Analyses
ESS is a leading provider of ESG due diligence and gap analysis studies in emerging economies, with in-country teams and experience in national and international standards
IESC, Auditing & Reporting
We provide Independent Environmental & Social Consultant (IESC) services, third-party audits, and Sustainability Reports in line with GRI and other similar standards
Green Finance & Carbon
ESS is experienced in delivering in-depth analyses of the possibilities for green finance and carbon credits in emerging markets, as well as in supporting on implementation
Why Our Clients Choose Us
Our teams are well versed in national requirements and international standards.
RAPID & COST-EFFECTIVE
Our specialists work alongside you wherever your investments are located.
We do more than simply help you plan – we help you to make ESG happen.
We understand your business and work together to acheive sustainable outcomes.