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Maplecroft produces highly specialised reports and analysis to provide vital insights into the key risks affecting multinational companies, governments and NGOs. They have been developed to enable organisations to monitor and manage the full spectrum of operational and reputational risks across their global operations, supply chains and investments.
Reports, briefings and monitors are available for all countries and can be produced to a client’s requirements to include sector analysis and subnational GIS derived maps, which identify risks to individual assets, such as pipelines, manufacturing zones.
Country Risk Reports
Country Risk Reports analyse the specific risks affecting companies operating in, or sourcing from, a country. Analysis includes trend comparisons and forecasts. Issues covered include: political risks; conflict and security; legal and regulatory developments; the economy; external relations; human rights; labour rights; and environmental and natural hazard risks. In addition, the reports offer country risk scores; stakeholder viewpoints; key recent events; and visually compelling GIS-derived sub-national maps, illustrating risks to business.
Through the analysis of five-plus years of country risk data, they identify long-term strategic risks; the root causes of risk in society; trends; challenges; and opportunities for investment. The analysis facilitates improved long-term decision making and risk mitigation by aiding the scenario planning and horizon scanning process.
Sector specific Country Risk Reports are also available. These reports use the same framework as above, but provide in-depth analysis of the risk affecting a particular sector e.g. oil and gas, mining, agro-commodities. They also include sub-national, GIS derived, issue maps that can be overlaid with company operations or assets, or sector layers like pipelines, land use, factory locations etc.Enquire
Commodity Risk Reports
Commodity Risk Reports provide the in-depth country risk analysis found in a Country Risk Report, but also assess the key risks associated with producing or purchasing agro-commodities or products from a country or a range of countries.
These reports include in-depth analysis of reputational risks arising from complicity in labour rights and human rights violations; assessments of potential supply chain disruptions from political risks and natural hazards; as well as evaluations of key suppliers and producers. Sub-national GIS derived maps also enable the identification of the key risks affecting individual commodities. These allow investors to understand and compare different levels of risk within countries and help firms to establish suitable country or commodity specific risk-management tools and procedures.Enquire
Societal Risk Reports
Societal Risk Reports evaluate the overarching social and human rights risk issues relevant to a particular country, including labour standards, human rights and developmental issues. These reports provide insight into emerging political risk challenges particularly focusing on social roots as well as areas for social investment.
Through the analysis of five-plus years of country risk data, they identify long-term strategic risks; the root causes of risk in society; trends; challenges; and opportunities for investment. The analysis facilitates improved long-term decision making and risk mitigation by aiding the scenario planning and horizon scanning process.Enquire
Stakeholder reports identify and map stakeholders affected by energy, mining, agro-commodities and infrastructure projects within sensitive environments. They identify and characterise the most significant stakeholders and influencers, such as political figures, civil society organisations, indigenous communities and NGOs – local, national and international, as well as their main concerns, campaign activities and geographical presence.
Based on this analysis, the reports suggest possible routes for stakeholder engagement to minimise both reputational and business risks associated with exploration, project development or operational activities.Enquire
Corruption Risk Reports
Corruption Risk Reports analyse the major corruption risks affecting countries. The briefings focus on the effectiveness of the domestic legislative framework in tackling corruption, the prevalence of corruption in government and the public and private sectors, and the highest risk sectors of the economy. Case studies and stakeholder viewpoints are included.Enquire
Labour Standards Reports
Labour Standards Reports analyse and compare major labour issues affecting companies operating in all countries worldwide. The analysis covers: the legal and regulatory environment, working hours; compensation; labour contracts; health and safety; unions and industrial action; discrimination; forced labour; and child labour.
These reports also provide stakeholder viewpoints, recent events such as protests, changes in law and working conditions, analysis of accidents and disasters, country scores, trends and sub-national maps of more than six different types of labour standard violations.Enquire
Security Risk Reports
Security Risk Reports analyse the primary security risks facing companies operating in key cities and economic zones around the world. They include incisive analysis of crime and terrorism risks, as well as forecasts for potential outbreaks of political violence, societal unrest and conflict.
Subnational GIS maps also enable companies to pinpoint potential hotspots of risk. In addition, the briefings analyse wider national-level risks that may affect political stability, critical infrastructure and supply chains. The analysis and maps draw on data from the Maplecroft Terrorism Dashboard, which logs, analyses and maps all reported terrorism incidents worldwide.Enquire
Locational Analysis and City Reports
Locational Analysis and City Reports examine natural hazards, human induced hazards and infrastructure fragility issues that may pose a risk to business continuity within a city or regional area.
Using quantitative datasets and in-depth research, different city areas are scored according to the relative level of risk. An overall risk score is also provided to enable comparisons between different cities or regions. These risk scores are supported by comprehensive analysis on the drivers of risk and the capacity of the relevant local and national authorities to manage risk.Enquire
Logistics and Infrastructure Reports
Logistics and Infrastructure Reports provide in-depth assessments of on-the-ground logistical risks for companies planning market entry into a country.
Assessments include: limitations to the country’s transport infrastructure; tax regimes on imports; constraints on managing and disposing of waste; content requirements obliging companies to use local suppliers; mechanisms for storing, transporting and handling essential materials; costs, risks and regulations for sourcing fuel; insurance costs; health and safety and labour standards requirements.Enquire
Trade Controls Reports
Trade Controls Reports analyse compliance and regulatory risks arising from selected countries’ export, import and sanction regimes. They provide in-depth evaluations of national import and export controls – particularly the risks arising from ‘dual-use’ goods that can be easily converted for military application rather than a more benign industrial or commercial purpose.
The reports further highlight the political context for economic sanctions against countries including Iran and Syria, and the legal, financial and reputational damage that can occur for organisations found to be circumventing these restrictions.Enquire
Local Content Reports
Local content is a central requirement within the regulatory frameworks of many oil and gas producing countries. This is especially the case for many high potential developing economies. Local content regulations create local jobs, improve local enterprise development, enhance local technical and management skills, and foster innovation at the local and regional level to support long-term sustainable development goals. Developing and implementing robust local content strategies is now an imperative for oil and gas companies evaluating new license areas and expanding existing assets in resource rich countries. Maplecroft’s Local Content Reports provide a comprehensive overview of the challenges and opportunities that local content imperatives present to oil and gas companies.Enquire
Industrial Relations Reports
Maplecroft’s Industrial Relations Reports provide comprehensive coverage of the political, economic, labour and societal dynamics shaping industrial relations. The in-depth reports address the primary labour issues affecting foreign investors including: the trade union and NGO landscape, political dynamics, labour disputes and unrest as well as the underlying root causes and societal drivers. Opportunities for business, such as the implementation of international best practices, strategic social investment, local content and capacity solutions are also covered and are supported by case studies and examples of effective risk mitigation tools.Enquire
Human Rights Reports
The Human Rights Reports are designed to help business to assess and monitor their human rights risks and responsibilities under the UN ‘Protect, Respect, Remedy’ framework. The reports identify and examine the most pertinent human rights risks impacting companies in a specific country context. Maplecroft’s Human Rights Reports examine the risk trajectory and assess the implications for companies, as well as detail responsible practices that can support companies in mitigating the human rights risk.Enquire
These risk briefings contain concise analysis and forecasts of dynamic events within an individual country, such as outbreaks of political violence, societal unrest or regime change or elections that have the potential to impact company operations, supply chains and investments, or the wider geopolitical landscape.
Trigger Briefings provide the up-to-date insights needed to monitor country risk developments as they unfold. They can be customised to meet requests or off the shelf and are released daily to clients as part of the Bronze subscription.Enquire
Country Risk Briefings
Country Risk Briefings provide detailed analysis of the key risks affecting company operations, supply chains or investments.
Issues covered include: political risks, legal and regulatory developments, the economy, human rights, labour issues, and environmental concerns for all countries. In addition, they provide: country scores, stakeholder viewpoints, key recent events and forecasts. Briefings can be tailored to a client's needs to include sector analysis and sub-national GIS maps.Enquire
Commodity Risk Briefings
Maplecroft’s Commodity Risk Briefings allow investors to compare the risk of sourcing or producing different commodities from specific countries, providing a tool for prioritising risk management initiatives.
Commodity Risk Briefings cover multiple countries and evaluate environmental and social risks associated with the sourcing of commodities and raw materials. Example risks include water stress, deforestation, child labour, forced labour, working conditions and human trafficking. Maplecroft’s country risk indices are weighted according to a commodity’s unique risk profile, providing a quantitative score for the sourcing of a commodity from a particular country. The Commodity Risk Briefings provide an overview of the value chain, as well as an explanation of the country-specific commodity scores, trends and implications for business.Enquire
Multi-Hazards Briefings assess natural hazards and conflict risks. They also evaluate which groups, areas and assets are the most vulnerable to natural hazards and conflict, as well as the resilience of state institutions, society and other stakeholders to cope with them. In addition to analysis, they also provide sub-national GIS mapping to enable companies to pinpoint hotspots of risk.
These briefings contain reviews of societal resilience to understand the extent to which a hazard is likely to become a disaster.Enquire
Humanitarian Risk Briefings
Humanitarian Risk Briefings provide crucial insight into a country’s likely need for humanitarian intervention in the face of a major event. They include incisive analysis of a country’s ability to cope with the stresses of disasters, the extent of existing humanitarian aid intervention and the scope of media coverage on humanitarian issues in each country.
These briefings draw upon Maplecroft’s global risk indices to calculate a country’s exposure, vulnerability and capacity to respond to humanitarian crises, such as famine, conflict, flooding or major seismic events. The briefings analyse on-going vulnerabilities, as well as the risks relating to a lack of resilience to shocks.Enquire
Election monitors provide incisive analysis of the potential impacts on business and the political environment from a change in regime or a legislative shift in power.
Delivered in two parts, the pre-election instalment provides background information, analysis and forecasts of results and their potential impacts on business sectors, while the post-election monitor analyses the results and assesses the implications for business. All elections are covered and the pre-election analysis can be instigated at any time, and updated accordingly as the election approaches.Enquire
Political Risk Quarterly Forecast
Political Risk Quarterly Forecasts provide organisations with an instant snapshot of key political risk exposures, trends and outlooks within a country throughout the year.
They include: concise qualitative analysis of significant recent events and strategic outlooks across the three core risk areas of: governance; political violence; and business and macroeconomic risk. Each scorecard also offers quantitative country risk scores and trends of increasing, stable or decreasing risk across eleven risk areas. The Forecast can be tailored to any indices or issues, and can be sector relevant.Enquire
Human Rights Quarterly Monitor
The Human Rights Quarterly Monitor enables companies to track and monitor human rights risks and trends in line with due diligence requirements in respect of the UN Guiding Principles.
They offer concise qualitative analysis of key recent events and outlooks across four core risk areas: human security; labour rights and protection; civil and political rights; and access to remedy. Each scorecard also offers quantitative country risk scores and trend analysis of increasing or declining risks for 24 separate human rights violations categories. The Monitor can be tailored to any indices or issues and can be sector relevant.Enquire
Industrial Relations Quarterly Forecasts
Labour Relations Quarterly Forecasts provide up-to-date analysis of changes in local labour dynamics each quarter. Forecasts are used primarily as a monitoring mechanism to supplement the in-depth analysis provided in the Industrial Relations Reports. They empower companies to evaluate trends over the last quarter, monitor key markets for developing risks and predict the likelihood of strike and related activity that impacts business continuity. Forecasts are delivered as a single page update of leading quantitative indicators supported by expert analysts insight of developing events and potential outcomes.Enquire
Country scorecards draw from Maplecroft’s portfolio of 1500+ risk indices. They offer comparable risk profiles across all countries for global risks, political risk, the legal and regulatory environment, societal risk and human rights, climate change and environmental risks, and natural hazards. Scorecards include country and regional scores, historic data and trends, and GIS-derived sub-national maps for selected high and extreme risk countries.
Maplecroft also provides clients with the option to create custom scorecards for up to 197 countries by selecting indices of their choice from Maplecroft’s portfolio of global risk analytics using the Maplecroft Risk Calculator™.
Country scorecards are available via Maplecroft’s seven thematic Risk Atlases:
- Global Risks Atlas
- Political Risk Atlas
- Legal and Regulatory Environment Risk Atlas
- Human Rights Risk Atlas
- Climate Change and Environmental Risk Atlas
- Natural Hazards Risk Atlas
- Growth Markets Atlas
Maps, slides and charts
Maplecroft’s global risk analytics, GIS derived sub-national issue maps, country risk trajectories and time series risk comparison charts can be purchased by our subscribers for use within internal presentations, briefings and reports.
These are highly valuable tools in illustrating an extensive range of risks to projects, operations, supply chains and investments across business units, stakeholder groups and investors. They are available in multiple formats and can be customised to a client’s needs, including sub-national map overlays of company assets, such as mines, pipelines, oil blocks or manufacturing zones.Enquire