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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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Asia In Focus — ESG values and valuations

Asia In Focus — ESG values and valuations

June 22, 2021
Join Control Risks’ Partner Steve Wilford for a conversation about environmental, social and governance (ESG) in Asia with Reema Bhattacharya, Rosie Hawes and John Bray. Once primarily a reputational issue for business, ESG is now an increasingly integral part of any investment consideration. But what does ‘real ESG’ look like? How can investors truly get a feel for the ESG credentials of a target?
 
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The Global Insight — G7 2021 takeaways: climate change, commerce, COVID-19 and cyber security

The Global Insight — G7 2021 takeaways: climate change, commerce, COVID-19 and cyber security

June 18, 2021

Did the 2021 G7 Summit in Cornwall this past weekend make the world better for business? Join Charles Hecker and Claudine Fry for a conversation with in-house experts Alexandra Kellert and Jonathan Wood about what the summit tells us about the status and alignment of G7 on four Cs: climate change, commerce, COVID-19 and cyber security.

The Global Insight — The outlook for OPEC+ in 2021

The Global Insight — The outlook for OPEC+ in 2021

June 4, 2021

OPEC+ has started to reverse oil production cuts in expectation of a return to strong oil demand. What does this mean for business? Join Charles Hecker and Claudine Fry for a conversation with in-house experts Oksana Antonenko and Patrick Osgood about why OPEC+ still matters, the bloc's role in the coming energy transition, and the impact of oil prices amid fragmented pandemic recovery. 

Read the full article here.

 

The Global Insight — Unrest in Colombia drives shift to the left

The Global Insight — Unrest in Colombia drives shift to the left

May 21, 2021

Covid-19 has fueled inequality in Colombia, leading to violent unrest and a likely shift to the left in the 2022 elections. Join Charles Hecker and Claudine Fry for a conversation with Raul Gallegos about what this means for businesses operating in the country and the wider region. Raul Gallegos heads the political risk practice in the Andean region for Control Risks. He is a 20-year Latin America expert and the author of Crude Nation: How Oil Riches Ruined Venezuela.  

Read Raul's full outlook for Colombia here.

Asia In Focus — Vietnam: A continuing success story?

Asia In Focus — Vietnam: A continuing success story?

May 19, 2021

As the only ASEAN economy to achieve positive economic growth in 2020, Vietnam’s potential as an investment destination is evident. However, Vietnam’s political and business environment remains dauntingly opaque and complex to many foreign businesses and investors.

Listen to our panel of Vietnam experts, Stephen Norris, Linh Nguyen and Edward Blenk, as they discuss the changing dynamics of Vietnam’s relationships with the US and China, the challenges of investing and operating in Vietnam, and legislation developments that could impact the ease of doing business there.

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Asia In Focus — Myanmar coup

Asia In Focus — Myanmar coup

May 12, 2021

Since Myanmar’s Tatmadaw (military) overthrew the civilian government and took power on 1 February, a civil disobedience movement has rapidly grown. This has seen civil servants and workers in all walks of life, such as banking personnel and medical workers, going on strike, causing significant disruption in daily lives. Weeks of demonstrations and the ensuing military crackdown have roiled the country. 

Join Dane Chamorro for a conversation with Dereck Aw, Senior Analyst at Control Risks about the preliminary and potential impact of the tumultuous past month on duty of care, business continuity and exposure to political and external communications risks for foreign businesses in Myanmar.

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The Global Insight — Cuba without a Castro

The Global Insight — Cuba without a Castro

May 7, 2021

What will Cuba be like without a Castro at the helm? Join Charles Hecker and Claudine Fry for a conversation with in-house expert Alan Zamayoa about the outlook for Cuba now that Raúl Castro, brother of former Cuban President Fidel Castro has stepped down and handed power over to President Miguel Díaz-Canel. Alan Zamayoa is an Associate Analyst for the Americas at Control Risks’ Global Risk Analysis practice, based in Mexico City.

Read the article here.

 

The Global Insight — Hydrogen: green superhero cleared for take-off?

The Global Insight — Hydrogen: green superhero cleared for take-off?

April 23, 2021

Join Claudine Fry for a conversation with in-house experts Oksana Antonenko, Joseph Smith and Jacob Larsen about the significant role hydrogen energy is playing in decarbonisation efforts and what the implications of this shift will be for companies.

Read the full article here.

Legal and Compliance Insights — What investors and corporates need to know about managing sanctions risks in new transactions

Legal and Compliance Insights — What investors and corporates need to know about managing sanctions risks in new transactions

April 22, 2021

Join Henry Smith, Partner at Control Risks, and Sean Seelinger, Counsel at Ropes & Gray LLP, as they discuss the practical steps that investors and corporates can think about to identify and manage sanctions risks in new deals and transactions.

The Global Insight — Navalny and the plight of political opposition in Russia

The Global Insight — Navalny and the plight of political opposition in Russia

April 9, 2021

Join Charles Hecker and Claudine Fry for a conversation with in-house experts Bota Iliyas and Eimear O’Casey about what the widespread demonstrations in response to opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s detainment mean for the political and operational landscape in Russia. Botakoz Iliyas is a researcher based in our Moscow office, and Eimear O’Casey is a senior analyst based in our London office.

For an in depth analysis of the situation in Russia, read Botakoz Iliyas’s article on our website.

Asia In Focus — Foreign direct investment in Indonesia

Asia In Focus — Foreign direct investment in Indonesia

April 8, 2021

6 months after the new job creation law was passed, what progress has been made and what does it mean for business? Join Control Risks' Partner Dane Chamorro and Lead Analyst for Indonesia Achmad Sukarsono to learn more.

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Legal and Compliance Insights — Exploring ESG: The importance of site visits

Legal and Compliance Insights — Exploring ESG: The importance of site visits

April 6, 2021

What does it take to do really effective ESG deal diligence and social compliance? Why and when should you have an expert with you on the ground? Join Maria Knapp for a discussion with Control Risks experts James Lewry and Shikha Kher about ESG compliance and diligence in tricky and dynamic contexts. 

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