Risk and ESG

Long before “Risk Management” became an industry of its own, our family already created an awareness of Risk which we shared with our Clients, as early as the 1940’s. One could say that ethics and integrity is in our DNA. Fast forward to today – every business, from the multi-national conglomerate across the spectrum to the corner café, faces risks.

The decades have taught us, hands on, that Risk Management is not about eliminating all risks. In reality, It is all about minimizing the potential negative consequence of risks. TGA expertise brings to the table the do’s and dont’s for minimizing risk and improving performance to increase bottom line revenues.

TGA’s team uses decades of in-field experience to map out potential risks and the weakest links in the area of focus and then works with the Client to ideally prevent the risks or, alternatively, how best to manage them.

Our in-country, boots-on-the-ground services and support includes, but is not limited to:
~ Deep-Dive Holistic Investigations & Assessments
~ Crisis Management
~ Searches and examinations related to:
~~ Commercial
~~ Industrial
~~ Mining ~ Energy ~ Natural Resources
~~ Environmental
~~ And so forth
~ Due Diligence
~ KYC Services
~ Legal / In-field Litigation / Funding support cases
~ Asset tracing
~ Witness location
~ Supply Chain Audits & Mapping

Responsible Mining Principles

One of the primary ways of assuring performance of Responsible Mining Principles, is the requirement for independent, external appraisals and reviews.
Our in-country team’s meet the know-how, competence and independence criteria for the impartial and objective deep-dive research and assessment of a mining entity’s performance at their mine sites. The standards and evaluations we command are above robust and vigorous.

The review and assessment procedures we carry out require site visits, management interviews, reviews of risk assessment, review of policies – where relevant – and reviews of systems at corporate level as well as at the site level.
Thereafter, we prepare detailed analyses and reports on the overall ESG standards and Supply Chain Mapping of the mine sites, all of which may be included in a company’s sustainability reports.

Based on our HUMInt strengths and in-country presence, the following services are also available:

Strategic Global Vision — Our boots-on-the-ground resources close to sub-Saharan Presidencies and Governments enable us to assist in creating future scenarios whereby providing our Clients with intel and capabilities for their strategic decision-making and the impact upon their organizations to gain an advantage.

Geopolitical Risk Reviews & Evaluations — We provide boots-on-the-ground, investigations with in-house analyses to help our Clients proactively manage the threats that may, potentially, escalate internal and/or global political tensions causing damage to their operations, business performance, and corporate culture.
Despite our Clients’ having robust compliance programs within their African operations, they still rely on our in-country resources to conduct geopolitical risk assessments for them, whereby preventing potential risks and unnecessary costs from complex issues in which our Clients do not have a deep understanding.

Market Sector Assessments — Across sub-Saharan Africa, our Clients’ count on us to execute deep-dive market evaluations, whether in an existing region where they already operate or in a new region in which they are considering to launch and establish business operations.
We report on issues such as level of competition, supply and demand economics, supply-chain realities, dynamics surrounding their in-country industry and other bespoke Scopes of Works required by our Clients’, to provide utmost clarity to our Clients regarding the existing and future prospects of their business operations.

Investigations – Corporate, Litigation, Due Diligence — We carry out HUMInt investigations to support litigation and commercial inquiries to establish integrity, reputation, legal and regulatory status of organisations and/or individuals, including the risk of possible political exposure both in-country and across the region.

For the removal of doubt, the above services are not desktop investigations in any way or form. TGA expertise in our regions of operations will be Human Intelligence, field-based investigative operations delivering results in an orderly, professional manner, always following our Clients’ Scope of Work, with all supporting requirements adhered to.