Since its founding, Equis Energy has incorporated the management of Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) standards into its strategy and investment practices. This ensures that ESG considerations are a fundamental component of the investment decision process and remain a central focus during the development, construction and operation of all our Assets.
Equis Energy’s policies also incorporate international development and sustainability best practices in accordance with the IFC Performance Standards, the World Bank Environmental and Social Standards, the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, as well as the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (“UNPRI”).
Equis Energy seeks to contribute to the communities and environments in which we operate. We firmly believe in engaging local communities throughout our portfolio projects’ investment life-cycles – from the initial stages of project development through to operations. Our CSR programs are developed through consultation with the communities and mainly target infrastructure, health and education initiatives to improve their quality of life, with a particular focus on women and children.
In addition, we work to enhance the environment near project sites through tree planting, erosion prevention and community clean-ups. Besides “greening” the environment, this can also provide livelihood assistance to the local communities and increase environmental, bio-diversity education and awareness.
Equis Energy is focused on providing scholarships and internships, supporting schools through the donation of new classrooms, supplies and IT equipment, and raising road safety awareness
Access to basic and preventive healthcare is a key priority for communities near some of Equis Energy’s rural asset sites.
We seek to provide healthcare and healthcare-related services tailored to meet the needs of these communities.
Equis Energy’s infrastructure CSR projects aim to improve access to basic sanitation facilities and potable water, as well as increase road infrastructure near project sites.
We also provide support to repair local schools, hospitals and community buildings.