ESS – Sustainability where it is most needed

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.

In-country presence

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.

Creating leaders

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.

Key Services

Why Our Clients Choose Us


Our teams are well versed in national requirements and international standards. 


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.