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Investment Advisory

Investors and portfolio companies face increasing regulatory pressures and expectations over Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues, coming from diverse stakeholders groups. Asia is no exception to this global trend.

Our services include:

  • Advisory services and private placement/capital raising for specialist infrastructure or VC/PE funds
  • Transaction services: Independent technical expertise, due diligence and auditing
  • Independent evaluation and impact assessment of portfolio: ESG compliance, research and benchmark setting
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Corporate Advisory

Specialist companies and developers in the environmental and energy infrastructure, as well as sectors keen to promote clean, eco-friendly, and green technology, have sought our independent advice and expertise, in order to accelerate their growth in Asia.

Our services include:

  • Advisory services and private placement/capital raising
  • Setting up long-term strategic partnership opportunities
  • Developing market entry and business acceleration
  • Transaction services: M&A and PE/VC rounds, independent technical expertise, due diligence and auditing
  • Project development support: tender preparation, financial & economic modelling and project management
  • Key Data

    10

    Clean energy specialists portfolio fund managers

    EUR

    222M

    Commitments, including EUR 110M from private investors

    5,000

    MW

    of new clean energy capacity expected

    The Client

    GEEREF (Global Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Fund) is an innovative fund-of-funds providing equity for clean energy projects in developing countries. It was designed in order to catalyse private sector investment into funds and underlying projects by leveraging public sector funds.

    The Challenge

    GEEREF was launched in 2008 with EUR 112 million of commitments from the European Commission, Germany and Norway and is advised by the European Investment Bank Group. A second fundraising process was put on hold during the global financial crisis and was restarted in early 2013 with the intention of raising commitments from private investors.

    Long Term Impact and Value Delivered

    GEEREF completed its fundraising at EUR 222 million on 1st July 2015. GEEREF has now been supported by private investor groups globally, who have committed over EUR 110 million to the fund. The global fundraising process was led by Beetle Capital Partners (UK) in close cooperation with SustainAsia for the Asia Pacific region. Approximately 50% of the fund raising commitment from private investors has been raised by SustainAsia.

  • Key Data

    42

    Independent evaluations since 2014

    5

    countries

    including – Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Vietnam

    Diverse portfolio with

    High Impact

    Initiative: microfinance, entrepreneurs, policy makers, NGOs

    The Client

    REEEP (Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Partnership) is an early stage and high impact investor in clean energy markets. Since 2002, REEEP has built up an unparalleled experience in managing funds and delivering outcomes for nearly 200 clean energy projects in the developing world. REEEP works towards generating energy access, improving lives and economic opportunities, while building sustainable markets and combatting climate change.

    The Challenge

    REEEP required a clean energy specialist advisor and independent expert for the evaluation and impact assessment of its portfolio of Asian projects.

    Long Term Impact and Value Delivered

    SustainAsia has worked closely with REEEP international secretariat in Vienna (Austria) and provided technical expertise, independent evaluation and impact assessment through a systematic methodology focusing on actual ESG performance outcomes and tangible impacts delivered. SustainAsia also provided unbiased high level recommendations on how to improve REEEP’s funding program in Asia.

  • Key Data

    1

    st

    E-waste treatment facility in the HKSAR

    $2.5b

    HKD

    Design, build and operate (DBO) contract

    12

    yrs

    Contract starting in
    April 2015

    The Client

    ALBA Group Integrated Waste Solutions Ltd is a Joint Venture between the ALBA Group (Germany) – a leading recycling and environmental service company as well as raw material provider – IWS Group Holdings Ltd (Hong Kong).

    The Challenge

    The ALBA Group was looking for local support to help win the competitive public tender from the HKSAR Environmental Protection Department (EPD) for Hong Kong’s first Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) treatment and recycling facility.

    Long Term Impact and Value Delivered

    SustainAsia has been working closely with the ALBA IWS team:

    At tender stage (Nov 2013 – Mar 2015) providing:

    • Technical expertise and assistance in the preparation of the tender
    • Detailed financial and economic modeling and pricing schedules
    • Comprehensive HSE&Q management plans and outline of IT solution
    • Selection of critical project partners (pre-award)

    At implementation stage (Apr 2015 – now) providing:

    • Project support, technical coordination and assistance
    • Commercial and financial advisory
    • Management team recruitment, HSE&Q management systems
    • Procurement of main subcontracts.
  • Key Data

    330,000

    m3

    Daily capacity of installed water treatment facility

    1

    st

    GRI-G4 certified company in the Macao SAR

    6

    yrs

    Consecutive years of engagement

    The Client

    Macao Water Supply Co. Ltd is a private company established in 1932, owned by the New World Infrastructure (Hong Kong) and Suez (France) groups. It is the only water supply company in the Macao SAR.

    The Challenge

    Macao Water Supply Co. Ltd requires the support of a specialist consultant, with deep water utility infrastructure and industry expertise, to provide guidance, capacity building and training on Macao Water’s corporate sustainability initiatives, setting high standards aligned with the parent groups policies and international reporting guidelines (GRI-G4).

    Long Term Impact and Value Delivered

    Since 2011, SustainAsia has been working closely with Macao Water on its corporate sustainability report:

    • Strategic review and gap analysis
    • Increase transparency and credibility
    • Improve depth and accuracy of the report
    • Exceed stakeholders’ high expectations
    • Meet international standards (GRI), including transition to the latest G4 reporting guidelines
    • Enhance communications and brand equity.
    A unique communication and disclosure strategy:
    • Define and differentiate audience
    • Package message to satisfy different stakeholders
    • Use appropriate media
    • Keep it simple
    • Measure the effects
    • Add credibility