Equity analysis

We analyse the financial parameters of companies and assess how companies; and governments; and their financiers could be affected in different scenarios by Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risks related to energy shortages, climate change emissions, human rights abuses, resource depletion, health impacts and other sustainability issues.

Supply chain and market research

We analyse how various commodities find their way from production countries to the supermarket through international supply chains and we analyse the market power of companies operate in crucial markets

Field research

We analyse the various human rights and other sustainability risks in international commodity supply chains and identify what different stakeholders can do to foster sustainable development of value chains in agriculture, blue economy, energy, fisheries and mineral sectors

Policy research

We assess and benchmark responsible investment and credit policies of banks and investors and we advise on how policies can be improved and implemented through screening, voting, engagement and exclusion strategies.

We analyse public policies in the economic, tax and environmental domains, which could shape or restrain the sustainable transformation of the corporate and financial world, and propose alternative policies.

ESG risk analysis: assessing the financial impacts of changes related to ESG risks in the environment in which companies are operating, such as stronger policies of governments, buyers and financiers;

Supply chain mapping: identifying stakeholders in international supply chains and quantifying trade relationships, to analyse and visualize the power relations in the chain;

Market analysis: analysing levels of vertical and horizontal integration of markets and sectors, to assess the influence of corporate players on investments, employment and sustainability;

Corporate benchmarking: comparing companies in a sector on financial as well as sustainability indicators, to identify best practices

Strategic advice : advising investors on how to prevent exposure to sustainability risks and how to become a driving force for sustainable transformation.

Value chain development: identifying opportunities to improve value chain governance and to add local value to commodity production;

CSR research: evaluating if companies live up to sustainability and CSR standards, for example with regards to labour rights, resource management and biodiversity impacts

Policy assessment: analysing how existing policies of national governments or multilateral bodies shape the (sustainable) development of markets and sectors

Lobbying research: mapping the power of (corporate) actors involved in lobbying and shaping public policies;

State capture mapping: identifying forms of state capture, whereby specific companies profit excessively from public policies, tax schemes, subsidies and procurement decisions;

Cost-benefit analysis: making a social and environmental cost-benefit analysis of proposed policy interventions;

Policy advice: drafting alternative policies and designing new policy instruments, which could facilitate the sustainable transformation of markets and sectors; and

Training public policy: providing training and capacity development for local and international stakeholders on analysing and influencing public policies.