Socio-political pressures are inherently more acute for organisations with an international presence. Operating between and within different societies and jurisdictions increases complexity, and exposes the organisation to a wider range of dynamics and interests.
The challenge is intensifying with the interaction of climate change, great power rivalries and democratic back-sliding. At the same time, while ethical expectations of businesses and NGOs remain high, they are diverging, and more subject to ideological and political suasion.
People, reputation and performance increasingly depend on a capability to understand and account for the socio-political forces and actors relevant to the organisation’s identity, aims and exposures. This calls for an intelligence and planning capability that directly supports global strategic decisions and overseas operations.
Harmattan Risk assists businesses and NGOs in their efforts to shape, improve and apply international risk intelligence and planning at both the institutional and operational levels.