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By on August 24, 2015 - News

Boréalis today announced a new partnership with Social Investment Partners (SIP) Group, a Dominican firm that supports private companies as they develop their sustainable development policies. This partnership reinforces Boréalis’ engagement to further expand activities in Latin America, more specifically in Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.

With a population of a little over than ten million, the Dominican Republic has been classified as an upper-middle income country with a gross domestic product of almost 64 billion US dollars. The Dominican Republic is the second-largest economy in the Caribbean.

Boréalis and SIP Group’s combined expertise will benefit the following extractive (copper, gold, cement, etc.) and farming (sugar, tobacco, coffee, etc.) industries. Associating with a local group will allow Boréalis to benefit of the partner’s knowledge of the local market and presence in the area to better meet the needs of Caribbean organisations. SIP Group’s Caribbean office is located in Santo Domingo.

The Boréalis application completes SIP Group’s services for social impact assessment, implementation of social investment policies and communication of corporate performance based on sustainability reporting standards.

Arlette Palacio, Founding Partner of SIP Group, clarifies: “This partnership will make Canadian technologies and Boréalis’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) international experience available to Caribbean businesses. We see great added value for our current customers by offering the addition of the Boréalis application to our offer.”

For his part Olivier Chaumont, Account Director in Latin America at Boréalis, explains: “This new alliance in the Caribbean will revive Boréalis in a geographical area where it was active for many years, more specifically through collaboration with mining company Barrick Gold. A Boréalis team has worked on the Pueblo Viejo project in central Dominican Republic for about three years. The Caribbean is a dynamic region where many businesses want to advocate and adopt good CSR practices.”

Organisations interested in the services or the application can contact the SIP Group representative in Dominican Republic (Arlette Palacio, arlette@socialinvestdr.com) or the Boréalis representative for this area (Boréalis – info@boreal-is.com).

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Arlette Palacio (President & Founder – SIP Group), Marsie Gonzalez (Associate – SIP Group), David Sala (Associate – SIP Group)

About Boréalis

Boréalis offers industry-leading CSR software and on the ground services that help minimise the unexpected risks of our customers’ operations. Simpler communication with stakeholders is at the core of our product. The expertise we built into our solution equips decision-makers so they can measure, analyse, report, and take appropriate actions to follow-up on commitments and prevent crisis. Boréalis has a growing international client base of over 100 organisations that are now successfully managing their projects and increasing profits.

For details, visit: www.boreal-is.com

About SIP Group

SIP Group offers solutions for private businesses to identify, measure and analyse their social impacts. SIP Group helps its clients define, develop and implement their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs. The firm encourages organisations to explore effective means to integrate and coordinate their social investment programs with national development programs.

For details, visit: www.socialinvestdr.com

About Olivier Chaumont
Olivier is a manager, CSR practitioner and analyst with over 10 years’ experience in strategic planning & advisory, corporate sustainability, software implementation and business development. He’s been with Boréalis since 2008, where his strategic, managerial and analytical skills are key to the success of many international projects. His ability to lead teams across cultural boundaries guarantees the success of operations for infrastructure projects. Involved in endurance sports, Olivier is each year participating in several biking and backcountry skiing competitions in Canada and United States.

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