EBS Advisory is the leading ESG (enviro, social and governance) & impact modelling consultancy to Business, Investors and Financial Institutions in Africa and other Emerging Markets. We are an African-owned and -managed business as we feel that a Western mindset will miss investment opportunities in poorly researched markets. We believe that Africa needs competitive businesses, not philanthropy or charity, and that shared value is a fundamental driver for the investment thesis in Africa. We therefore take ESG beyond risk identification and compliance to the positive realm of value add: our experience shows that strategic ESG implementation can enhance exit valuations by as much as 55%. Since 1999, we have performed over 700 studies for more than 120 clients in 34 countries, spanning four continents. Our work has been independently reviewed by Limited Partners and DFI’s around the world and we receive many recommendations from them for our services. We operate from Johannesburg, Cape Town, Nairobi, Harare, Lagos, Accra, Casablanca, Dubai, Brussels and London.
We recognise that Africa and other Emerging Markets need practical solutions in the short-term to address societal needs. We therefore focus on delivering solutions, through a thorough understanding of the problems, which demonstrate value for both the receiving community and the investor during the investment process. Our goals are:
- Courage & Integrity: the ability to advise our clients on the trade off between their long-term interests versus their short-term needs.
- Insight: the ability to be able to convince clients that by incorporating Environmental, Sustainability and Governance (ESG) into their decision-making, they will produce better, more resilient profits and better asset valuations.
- Partnering: we are able to work with clients, in all points along their journey, to build relationships. We pride ourselves on being able to understand the philosophy and culture of our clients, and adapt our services accordingly.
- Efficiency: we focus on improving our thinking, rather than the volume of work we produce, and this reflects in our pricing and responsiveness.