Neo Themis considers that environmental and social sustainability is a fundamental aspect of achieving performant and long-lasting investments. Neo Themis is therefore proudly committed to the development of sustainable projects that fit their natural and social environment, are adapted to climate change, and make a positive contribution to Africa energy sector.
The Responsible Investment Policy prepared and implemented by Neo Themis sets forth the standards that apply to its activities: the application of the IFC Performance Standard, AfDB Integrated Safeguards System and of the EIB Environmental and Social Practices and Standards across Neo Themis portfolio is central to this policy. The Policy is organized around: Environment, Human Rights, Health and Safety, Communities and Governance.
In order to effectively implement its policy, Neo Themis’s ESG organization relies on internal specialists (Defne Arisoy, Meryem Lakhssassi) as well as a pool of reputable external ESG Advisors Panel (Pierre Biedermann, Frederic Giovannetti and Kurt Lonsway) who together ensure that Neo-Themis continuously improves its ESG performance and plays a leading role in the African energy investment community.
We are firmly committed to sustainable investments and ESG is an integral part of our investment strategy.
Neo Themis considers that environmental and social sustainability is a fundamental aspect of achieving performant and long-lasting investments. Neo Themis is therefore proudly committed to the development of sustainable projects that fit their natural and social environment, are adapted to climate change, and make a positive contribution to Africa energy sector. Our responsible investment process monitors ESG matters throughout investment cycle in order to efficiently comply with applicable laws, regulations and international standards relevant to ESG. We adopted a robust ESMS that corresponds to the ESG risks and impacts related to our existing and potential portfolio projects.
On ESG matters we partner with local authorities, communities and development finance institutions in a proactive manner. Our investment directors work closely with our ESG managers, reputable third-party advisors and our ESG Advisory Panel. The members of our Advisory Panel possess 100 years of experience in ESG. Neo Themis’s ESG managers have combined 30 years of international experience in ESG matters and greatly contributed to the success of several major infrastructure investments in Africa and Europe.
Neo Themis’s Carbon Neutrality as well as the local development actions undertaken together with our investments as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility illustrate the business attitude we strive to promote.
Neo Themis is committed to comply with the following international standards.
The IFC Social and Environmental Performance Standards, dated January 2012.
The IFC/ World Bank Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines
Environmental and Social Framework
The EIB Environmental and Social Handbook
The AfDB’s Integrated Safeguards System
International Bill of Human Rights and UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
ILO Core Labor Standards and ILO Basic Terms and Conditions of Work
At Neo Themis, we are strong advocates of being a good corporate citizen and implementing good business practice. We pride ourselves with our strong values of responsibility and integrity. We follow international accounting and auditing standards. We comply with U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, U.K. Bribery Act and national anti-corruption laws. Our Code of Conduct reflects our philosophy and commitment to the afore-mentioned standards. We ensure that our project companies also observe the highest corporate governance standards in line with applicable country regulations.