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The Global Insight - COP26 – what should companies and investors expect?

The Global Insight - COP26 – what should companies and investors expect?

October 22, 2021

COP26 in Glasgow is taking place in the midst of a global energy crisis and a global climate crisis. Political, social and economic tensions are running high and focus from the activist community is laser sharp. Join Charles Hecker and Claudine Fry for a conversation with in-house experts Oksana Antonenko and Reema Bhattacharya as they what companies and investors should - and should not - expect from the conference. 

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In Focus - Special Report: Militancy and Kidnap in the Sahel — what are the operational implications?

In Focus - Special Report: Militancy and Kidnap in the Sahel — what are the operational implications?

October 8, 2021

What do the changing security dynamics in the Sahel mean for business? Join Director Anna Walker for a conversation with Control Risks experts Oulimata Soumaré and Michael Barty about trends in militant and kidnapping activity in the Sahel and the operational implications for businesses operating in the region. 

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In Focus - Special Report: Reassessing Libya — what are the risks?

In Focus - Special Report: Reassessing Libya — what are the risks?

October 4, 2021

The political, economic and security landscape of Libya is changing. A period of relative stability, large oil reserves and Libya's strategic positioning next to Europe have led a considerable number of international companies to reassess doing business in the country. But significant challenges remain that companies need to prepare for. Join Partner Tom Griffin for a discussion with Control Risks experts Sherif El-Ashmawy, Andrew Lipinski and Gillan McNay about how companies can mitigate some of the key risks at play in Libya. 

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The Global Insight - AUKUS — what‘s the sub-text?

The Global Insight - AUKUS — what‘s the sub-text?

October 1, 2021

The announcement of AUKUS generated many dramatic headlines, but with the passing of time, it's clear that the underlying geopolitics are more important than the anger of a broken deal. Join Charles Hecker and Claudine Fry for a conversation with in-house experts Julia CoymAlexandra Kellert and Cory Davie as they discuss the different interests converging on the Indo-Pacific and what this means for companies and investors. 

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In Focus - Special Report: The African Risk-Reward Index 2021

In Focus - Special Report: The African Risk-Reward Index 2021

September 20, 2021

The Africa Risk-Reward Index -- produced jointly by Control Risks and Oxford Economics Africa -- is an authoritative guide for policy makers, business leaders and investors, that illustrates the evolution of the investment landscape in major African markets and provides a grounded, longer-term outlook of key trends shaping investment in these economies. Africa is still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it is no longer all-consuming. Glimpses of the post-pandemic landscape are coming into view, and other issues are deserving of attention.

Join Wayne Malgas, Partner for our South Africa region for a discussion about the Index with Barnaby Fletcher, an Associate Director who leads Control Risks analyst team for East and Southern Africa; Seamus Duggan, an Associate Director with a specialism in tactical security; and Jacques Nel, head of Macro at Oxford Economics Africa, the Africa-focused subsidiary of our partners, Oxford Economics. 

The Global Insight - The 9/11 era is over — what‘s next?

The Global Insight - The 9/11 era is over — what‘s next?

September 10, 2021

The tragic events of September 11, 2001 changed the world as we knew it. But with the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, the 9/11 era is over. Join Charles Hecker and Claudine Fry for a discussion about the legacy of 9/11, the implications of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, and the shifting balance of global power with Sir William Patey, Control Risks International Affairs and Advisor and former British Ambassador to Afghanistan, Jonathan Wood, a Principal based in our DC office and Oksana Antonenko, a Director based in our London office.

Read Jonathan Wood's most recent article on the US withdrawal from Afghanistan. 

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Sport In Focus - Financial Fair Play (FFP): the past, the present and the future

Sport In Focus - Financial Fair Play (FFP): the past, the present and the future

August 20, 2021

FFP was originally established by UEFA a decade ago to tackle overspending at European clubs and in an attempt to curb the pursuit of short-term success at the expense of long-term financial damage. Join Control Risks Partner Jonathan Brown and Jason Shardlow-Wrest, Managing Associate in Dispute Resolution at Linklaters, for an exploration of Financial Fair Play, looking at its origination and more recent evolution in response to COVID-19. They also consider the future of FFP amidst recent procedural changes and public statements from UEFA that the rules are currently being reviewed and will be overhauled with new regulations coming into play potentially as soon as next year.

In Focus - Special Report: The Impact of an Ebrahim Raisi presidency

In Focus - Special Report: The Impact of an Ebrahim Raisi presidency

August 3, 2021

The polls closed on 18 June, with conservative figure Ebrahim Raisi securing a landslide and ending reformist President Hassan Rowhani’s eight-year rule. Join Henry Smith for a conversation with Control Risks in-house expert Nicki Siamaki, Esfandyar Batmanghelidj, the founder and CEO of the Bourse & Bazaar Foundation and Dr. Farid Sigari-Majd, Partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer where they discuss the impact Raisi will have on the ongoing negotiations with the US, Iran’s sanctions environment in the coming year and challenges and opportunities that foreign businesses will be presented with in Iran’s market.

Asia in Focus — Malaysia: Is there an end to the political and healthcare crisis?

Asia in Focus — Malaysia: Is there an end to the political and healthcare crisis?

August 2, 2021

Malaysia’s tumultuous politics has left many asking about the country’s political and economic outlook in the coming months. Dane Chamorro, Partner, discusses with Harrison Cheng, Associate Director and Lead Analyst for Malaysia, about the potential of a political coup in Malaysia, the handling of the Covid-19 situation by the government and its impact on the country’s economy, the human rights allegations in certain sectors in Malaysia and how companies need to manage such reputational risks in their supply chains, as well as his prediction of the political situation until the end of the year.

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The Global Insight - The drivers behind unrest in South Africa

The Global Insight - The drivers behind unrest in South Africa

July 30, 2021

The recent unrest in South Africa surfaced underlying tensions and led to significant operational disruption. But it fitted a known pattern of turbulence associated with local political and socioeconomic triggers, and it is best understood as part of a nuanced risk landscape that includes criminality, corruption, crumbling critical national infrastructural and a degree of policy uncertainty. Join Charles Hecker and Claudine Fry for a conversation with in-house South Africa expert Seamus Duggan about the drivers of instability and the outlook for the business environment in South Africa.

Read the article on our website.

Asia in Focus — What does China’s data crackdown mean for investors and MNCs

Asia in Focus — What does China’s data crackdown mean for investors and MNCs

July 27, 2021

Beijing’s probe into Didi Global has sent shockwaves through investors and multinationals with operations in or exposure to China. Many are left wondering if this is just good data policy poorly executed or a more calculated step to undermine the U.S. financial system and its regulators. Carly Ramsey, Head of Global Risk Analysis for Greater China and Yifei Zhang, General Manager, North China discuss recent events and how they might be viewed in the context of China’s domestic policy and regulatory developments.

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The Global Insight - When climate change becomes climate crisis

The Global Insight - When climate change becomes climate crisis

July 21, 2021

The recent chain of extreme weather events in the US, Europe and China is a stark reminder that now is the time for companies to address the climate crisis. Join Charles Hecker and Claudine Fry as they speak with Jonathan Wood about how Control Risks is helping clients in this area and why climate change is rapidly becoming the most important factor for domestic policy, foreign policy and business strategy. 

The Global Insight — LGBT+ rights in Africa and the “S” in ESG

The Global Insight — LGBT+ rights in Africa and the “S” in ESG

July 2, 2021

Same sex relations are still prohibited in 32 out of 54 African countries. How do multinational companies support more inclusive workplaces in countries with laws at odds with these values? Join Charles Hecker and Claudine Fry for a conversation with in-house experts Vincent Rouget and Maria Knapp about how companies can support their employees and communities in a world of asymmetrical human rights. 

Legal and Compliance Insights — Exploring ESG: Combating modern slavery at every level of your supply chain

Legal and Compliance Insights — Exploring ESG: Combating modern slavery at every level of your supply chain

June 27, 2021

Companies affected by modern slavery at any level of their supply chain can suffer significant reputational damage, and for some, investor action or discontent. Join Maria Knapp for a discussion with Juliana Ramalho, a partner at law firm Mattos Filho, and Control Risks expert Kathryn Fletcher about how robust preparation and action against modern slavery can help companies demonstrate commitment in this important aspect of ESG.

Asia in Focus — What lies ahead for South Asia’s post-pandemic recovery

Asia in Focus — What lies ahead for South Asia’s post-pandemic recovery

June 26, 2021

South Asia has been hard hit by a second wave of COVID-19 infections over the past few months, with India alone registering at least 150,000 fatalities since April 2021. As the region slowly recovers from the devastating public health crisis, Join Amit Narayan, Partner & Head of India and South Asia and Hemant Shivakumar, Senior Analyst to discuss the prospects and challenges for South Asia’s post-pandemic economic recovery.

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