About Us

About Us

Who we are

Translantic Development Limited (TDL) is a leading Environmental and Social Governance (ESG) service provider that support clients to attain value for investing in the impacts that drive their businesses.

At TDL, we believe that ESG should drive business values, protect revenue, provide assurance for stakeholders and ultimately control project risks to ensure project profitability and revenue assurance.

Beyond revenue protection and stakeholders ‘assurance, TDL’s approach to ESG also ensures that the core of our client’s environmental, health, safety, social and corporate governance processes and operations are fully in compliance with local and national laws, and essentially in compliance with international best practices, bespoke to project realities.

Established in 2012, TDL has been involved in several projects and assignments in developing economies and our performances have been outstanding. TDL – through its team and partners – has completed several projects in Social Impact Assessments, Environmental and Social Impact Assessments, Socioeconomic Baseline Studies, Resettlement Action Plans, Livelihood Restoration Plans, Materiality Assessments, Community Needs Assessment, Community Development Plans, Environmental and Social Due Diligence, Multiple Stakeholder Engagements, Environmental Health and Safety and ESG Framework Development. Our country experience spans across: Liberia, Tanzania, Zambia, Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Mozambique etc.

Corporate Values

Ethical Policies

At TDL, we do not compromise the need to follow local and national laws, international best practices, agreed terms and ethics of our business and those of our clientele and the publics connected to projects.

Health and Safety

Our health and safety culture at TDL stipulates that everyone has the responsibility for their own safety and that of others. TDL complies strictly with IFC PS4 – Community Health Safety and Security – as well as other international best practices, local and national laws.

Local Content

TDL has an in-built corporate social responsibility and talent development apparatus in its model that empowers local talent and young people to develop capacity on the job that would leave them competent to carry on the work and during the implementation of the RAP, CSR and other sustainable processes required. TDL takes a mentorship and leadership approach to its projects based on the philosophy that character and capacity building of the people enhances nationwide development.

Anti-Corruption

TDL operates a zero-tolerance approach to bribery and other corrupt practices, which would be communicated to all business partners at the outset of the business relationship with them and as appropriate thereafter. Employees and project team members are also trained to help them understand their duties and responsibilities under this policy.

Environmental Sustainability

Environmental sustainability is a topical issue at the heart of the global economy. At TDL, we make responsible and proactive decisions to manage and reduce the business’ negative impact on the environment. Beyond that, we create and implement processes that ensure businesses and projects are more sustainable in the future.

Confidentiality

During employment and projects, employees will be exposed to several levels of confidential information. As a result, we classify and treat information under carefully to ensure that sensitive information is shared among only concerned and relevant parties.

Labour and Human Right

We believe and uphold the principles of equality and fairness. This applies not only to our male workers, but also to our female workers because we believe strongly that women’s rights are human rights.

What makes us different

TDL has a well-established reputation as one of Africa’s fastest growing ESG service provider across range of industries. Our clients and partners choose to work with us because of the following reasons:

GLOBAL AND MULTI-DISCIPLINARY TEAM
Culturally diverse and highly educated professionals with outstanding performance records across different specializations of ESG practice.
Wide range of local and international consultants with specialist experiences, local knowledge and requisite language skills.

STRONG LOCAL PRESENCE AND NETWORK ACROSS AFRICA
We have strong networks and alliances across the African market, with presence in Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, Sierra Leone and Liberia.
TDL is a top indigenous firm in Africa providing a one-stop shop for all ESG-related consulting services ensuring sustainability performance and monitoring.

DEEP KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERTISE
Our team possesses extensive years of experience in ESG practice across sectors. Our experience spans the Oil and gas, Power, Renewable Energy, Mining, Industrial Agriculture, Real Estate Sectors and Trade Zone establishments. We possess great knowledge born out of practice and research across the African market and providing end-to-end solutions in compliance with good international and industry practices, national and local laws.

GOVERNANCE
Our solutions enable our clients to make fair and transparent decisions, in their relationships with internal and external project stakeholders. We empower our client to adhere to good international industry practices and common service quality standards, to support growing needs of international lenders and local/national laws.

COST AND FINANCE
We adopt a value-based pricing model which offers the right value for money; helping our clients to make the right decisions to Save, Spend, Secure, and Invest.

ACCELERATE
Quick delivery and turnaround time with high quality bespoke implementation, management and monitoring of ESG Solutions throughout the project life-cycle impact management process.

Strict adherence to International best practices and Quality standards

Our teams work in-country directly with the project-affected persons, proactively managing social challenges in line with international standards (WB EHSG, IFC-PS, EPFIs, EBRD, ICMM, etc.) and national laws, and by respecting strong local and cultural contents.

TDL Team

Translantic Development Limited (TDL) is a leading provider of environmental, social, health, safety, risk, climate and sustainability consulting related services. Our team has over 15 years collective experience with a multidisciplinary, yet, focused approach to managing and mitigating sustainability challenges in line with relevant standards.

A brief about our team of consultants:

  • Experienced in managing land negotiation, acquisition, resettlement planning and livelihoods restoration for development projects that meet IFC PS, World Bank Safeguard Policies, AfDB, EPFIs’ requirements and other international best practices and local/national laws. Our consultants also have vast knowledge and skills in conducting ESIA, ESDD, CNA, CDP and SEMP for various projects bespoke to our clients’ needs.
  • Global, multi-disciplinary teams with expertise and local language knowledge of project areas and locations.
  • In-depth knowledge of environmental and social risks and impacts associated with solar, power, oil & gas, mining, wind farm, industrial agriculture and other infrastructural projects in developing countries across nations in Africa and beyond.
  • Strong client focus and proven track record of delivering cost-effective ESG solutions with unwavering quality.

C.E.O / Managing Consultant: Dr. Bankole Allibay

Dr. Bankole Allibay is the Social Performance Partner at TDL. He has over 15 years’ experience in Environmental Social and Governance consultancy working in various sector for lenders’, governments, development institutions and non-governmental agencies. Over the last fifteen years, he has specialised in project impact life-cycle analyses and management. Bankole has established core expertise in working with multiple stakeholders to deliver participatory and sustainable development solutions, throughout project life-cycle. He has an in-depth knowledge of international best practice standards for lenders specific and industry specific requirements. He is an internationally published sustainability and multidisciplinary scholar and practitioner-researcher. Bankole holds a Doctorate Degree in Social Performance from Middlesex University in London and several sustainability affiliations.

Business Development Manager & Senior Consultant: Tolulope Adegbite

Tolulope Adegbite is a Senior Consultant and Business Development Manager with TDL with over 14 years’ experience. She is responsible for coordinating existing and new clients, project management and providing Environmental and social risk management – related solutions for clients. Her field of expertise is in Environmental and Social Impact Assessment, Environmental & Social Compliance Monitoring & Due Diligence, Health & Safety, Multiple Stakeholder Engagement and social risk management systems consistent with IFC performance standards and WBG EHS guidelines. Tolu has worked within the public and private sectors ensuring organizations comply with national and international regulations, standards and guidelines and adopting Good International Industry practices.
She has a degree in applied biochemistry and a Master’s degree in Environmental Protection and Management from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. She is a proficient trainer having facilitated several sustainability trainings for different financial institutions. She participates in voluntary activities to promote Sustainable Development and enjoys mentoring and motivating youths.

Professional Community Relations Expert: Deogratias Mruah

Deogracia Mruah is an experienced Social Performance expert with over 14 years’ experience. At TDL, Deo is the Principal Social Consultant, and Team Lead Tanzania Country Office. He is proficient in project social impact life-cycle analyses with extensive knowledge and experience across several sectors in the African market. Deo possess extensive knowledge and experience in analyzing project impacts and designing bespoke mitigation and management procedures in line with requisite local and national laws and essentially in line with international best practices for lenders and industry specific requirements. As a Field Manager and Country Lead, Deo has successfully managed many national and international project.
Deo holds a Bachelors in Sustainable Development from University of Dar Es Salaam and a Master in Sustainability with Specialty in Social Impact Management from Bradford University, United Kingdom.

International Development Consultant: Deborah Ikhile

Dr. Deborah Ikhile is an experienced international development consultant and multidisciplinary researcher with over 9 years’ experience conducting multiple stakeholder engagement, assessing and managing environmental, social and health impacts across a variety of industries including mining, healthcare, power, and agriculture. Deborah works as the Project Manager and Stakeholder Engagement Lead at TDL. She has technical expertise in social and health impact assessment and management; primary healthcare system strengthening; community and health needs assessment; developing and implementing livelihood restoration strategies; general impact management planning and strategic fragility, conflict and vulnerability management.
Deborah holds a certificate in Sustainability Principles and Practices from Massachusetts Institute of Technology USA, a Project Management Certification PMI, USA, an MSc. in Sustainable Planning and Environmental Management from the University of Hertfordshire UK, Masters in Public Health from Nottingham Trent University and Ph.D. in Public Health at Nottingham Trent University. In 2017, she won Prestigious Barbara Rosenblum Dissertation Award from the Sociologists of Women in Society (United States of America) for her Ph.D. research on breast cancer in women.

Consultant/Team Lead: Abisola Ijaodola

Abisola Ijaodola is the Team Lead at TDL, Nigeria. She is an Environmental, Social, Health & Safety Consultant with over 8 years’ professional experience. She plays a vital role in operations, project execution, leading multiple stakeholder engagements and managing clients’ engagements. Her field of expertise is in Environmental and Social Impact Assessment, Environmental & Social Compliance Monitoring & Due Diligence, Health & Safety, Multiple Stakeholder Engagement and Training. She has conducted ESDDs across different industries in Nigeria. She also possesses strong analytical and presentation skills, which makes her reports detailed and easy to understand. Abisola holds an M.Sc in Health, Safety and Environmental Management from University of South Wales, UK.

International Social Consultant: Elfreda Acquaye

Elfreda is an International Social Development consultant with over 8 years’ experience as a social consultant and development researcher. She is a Senior Consultant and Research Lead at TDL. Her development research and practice experience, covers the entire project impact life-cycle, which also includes cumulative impacts. Essentially, Elfreda is proficient in ESDD, Socioeconomic Baseline Studies, Livelihood Research and Improvement Programs, Multiple Stakeholder Engagement, Human Capital Development and Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and other social related researches. Elfreda has extensive knowledge of qualitative and quantitative studies and data analysis using univariates, bivariate and multivariate analytical tools and methods.
Elfreda has a First-class degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana and a joint Master’s degree in Sustainable Planning from the Technical University of Dortmund, Germany and KNUST.

GIS/ Sustainability Consultant: Enoch Berko-Ampofo

Engr. Enoch Nana Berko-Ampofo is an experienced International Sustainability Consultant, with over 10 years’ experience providing a range of end-to-end sustainability solutions. At TDL, Enoch is a Senior Consultant Project Manager and Leads the GIS Practice. Over the years, Enoch has demonstrated excellent knowledge and expertise in multidisciplinary sustainability solutions for project impact lifecycle. Essentially, he manages the project baselines, impact management and due diligence portfolios for projects in line with local and national laws and essentially in line with international best practice. Enoch’s experience span sectors such as Mining, Power and Renewable Energy, Oil and Gas, Industrial Agriculture and Urban Planning. As a practitioner-researcher, he has extensive knowledge of quantitative and qualitative surveys and data analyses.
Engr. Enoch is a Certified Project Manager from PMI USA. He holds a first Degree in Geomatic Engineering from University of Mines and Technology Tarkwa, Ghana and MSc in Environmental Sustainability from Technical University of Dortmund, Germany.

Consultant: Ifunanya Uyanwune

Ifunanya Uyanwune is a Consultant with TDL Nigeria. She is a budding diplomat with experience spanning across several industry sectors. Her field of expertise includes; Reporting, multiple stakeholder engagement, research, Socioeconomic baseline survey, monitoring and due diligence, community facilitation & advocacy for sustainable practices. At TDL, Ifunanya plays a vital role in leading day to day business operations and managing clients’ engagement at the Lagos office.
Ifunanya possesses a high level of integrity and target oriented, this makes her a great team player and her communication skills are impeccable. When Ifunanya isn’t on her day job she devotes her time in voluntary activities to promote sustainable development.

Consultant: Olajide Lasisi

Olajide Lasisi is an experienced sustainability consultant, with over two years experience conducting multiple stakeholder engagement and providing a range of end-to-end sustainability solutions for projects. At TDL, Olajide is a reputable ESG consultant with expertise in multidisciplinary sustainability solutions such as multiple stakeholder engagement, research, reporting, Socioeconomic baseline survey, Environmental and Social Due Diligence and community facilitation for developmental projects in various sectors of the economy. He possesses strong analytical and presentation skills. Olajide holds a Bachelors in Physics Education from the Lagos State University, Nigeria.

Our Clients

Our team has successfully managed contracts in all types of industries specializing in environmental, social performance and socio-economic researches and developments for both private and public sectors. Through our team of qualified consultants and partners, we have worked with several clients including major extractive industry corporations, bio-fuels, solar developers, oil and gas, renewable energy, industrial agricultural and manufacturing conglomerates, donors, national and state governments, NGOs and universities.

View a selection of our clients

 

Our Clients Include:

Our Partners

TDL is your trusted ESG business partner. To be such a partner, we operate a customer-centric model based on the philosophy that if we help our partners grow their business, we, in turn, can grow our business too. In a growing business, there are more opportunities for all of us. We want our clients and partners to consistently experience the best of Translantic Development Limited: that means providing ESG services that create win-win situations for our partners and clients, and the local communities impacted by their development projects. We partner and work with International and high-profile organizations including:

  • Environmental Resources Management (ERM)
  • Rina Energy (formerly OST Energy)
  • Adam Smith International
  • IBIS Consulting
  • International Development Consultants (IDC Ltd)

Best Practices Experience

We adhere to International best practices and common quality standards, some of which include:

  • World Bank Environmental Health and Safety Guidelines (EHSG)
  • World Bank Environmental and Social Standards (ESS5)
  • International Financial Corporation Performance Standards (IFC-PS 2012)
  • African Development Bank International Social Standards (AfDB ISS)
  • International Council for Mining and Metals
  • Equator Principle III (EPIII)
  • Roundtable for Sustainable Biofuel Production (RSB)
  • Oil Producers Traders Standards (OPTS)
  • The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) – Environmental and Social Policy, 2014
  • United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative (UNEPFI)
  • Local and National Laws (across African Countries)
  • ISO 9000 and 2600