We deliver creative solutions to complex multi-stakeholder infrastructure investments in difficult regulatory environments. Examples include, the financial and operating structure for a multiuser port in Southern Africa; and a feasibility study for hydro power generation, transport and distribution, including an off-take agreement with anchor investors.
We have completed a thorough process of regional planning in West Africa that included spatial and sectoral analysis, linking resource projects to wider economic opportunities, and building industrial synergies with infrastructure investment. Endorsed by all key development organisations, our blueprint identifies opportunities to deliver annual value of circa $3 billion.
We have carried out numerous socioeconomic analyses throughout the world. We assess direct effects during construction and operations, but also apply econometric tools to calculate interactions with the economy at large. Ergo was recently commissioned to analyse the economic effects of a large chemical plant in Eastern Europe, alongside their operating costs and risk implications.
All investments in challenging operating environments are conditioned by their political risk profile. Large nation-changing projects, however, have considerable influence over their political risk profile – for good and bad. Working for a major mining corporation, we have devised a prize-winning approach to evaluating and mitigating social license risk in such circumstances.
Working with a leading multilateral organization, we set up and ran an ambitious 5-year supply development program for the extractives sector. Following a detailed diagnostic, we structured the program alongside three components: a business accelerator, training facilities and a micro-finance facility. Clear and comprehensive indicators have allowed thorough impact monitoring and evaluation.
Faced with escalating construction costs and operating risks, a resource developer engaged us to rethink their approach to housing their large and diverse workforce in a remote rural setting. Our solution identified clear operating advantages through geographical concentration, capital cost reduction by bringing in third party capital, and lower risk through enhanced community integration.
Building on our extensive on-the-ground expertise in socioeconomic assessment, local business development, livelihood restoration and community programs, Ergo was commissioned by a top-tier mining house to develop strategy, guidance and toolkits to help their practitioners worldwide to structure social investment agreements and attract potential impact investors and partners
We conceived, structured, established and ran a multimillion dollar organization to deliver socio economic initiatives in West Africa. Its innovative operating philosophy allowed the identification of high quality investment opportunities. With a lean structure, its emphasis was on project sustainability and sharing responsibilities with partners and beneficiaries. Widely-acknowledged track record of delivering impact.