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We work with companies (MNCs and SMEs) in fragile and conflict-affected settings to provide them with the necessary knowledge, tools and skills on how to operate in a manner that minimises the negative and maximises the positive impacts on peace and stability – through the development of heightened human rights due diligence and conflict-sensitivity analyses and road maps, and relevant operational support, training, facilitation and mediation.
We support our clients and partners to:
Throughout our work we provide analysis, support and training design optimise the alignment of the company’s business operations with international standards, norms and emerging regulations. We work with leading international and national experts who have first-hand context-specific knowledge and networks, to collect data from public and proprietary sources and conduct high-quality analyses and assessments using primary data (interviews, focus groups with key stakeholders).
TrustWorks has its own proprietary methodology and tools on heightened human rights due diligence and conflict- sensitivity informed by our expertise in this domain, guided by international best practice and in alignment with the key international standards represented by but not limited to:
We work with investors with portfolios, investments and/or funds in fragile and conflict-affected settings – including Development Financial Institutions (DFIs), impact and commercial/institutional investors - to provide them with the necessary knowledge, tools and skills to put in place the HQ-level policy processes and country-level level investment frameworks and practices to ensure, a minimum, conflict-sensitive and, ideally, peace-promoting investments; we also assist investors with risk/crisis management and monitoring frameworks.Learn More
We work with multilateral organisations, governments and non-governmental organisations – including the United Nations and partners - to provide them with the necessary knowledge, tools and skills to undertake effective and efficient peacemaking and peacebuilding endeavours, including on issues such as local approaches to peace, HDP nexus and strategic planning; we have a particularly strong focus on natural resources, climate change and conflict (environmental peacebuilding) and supporting peace actors to more effectively engage licit and illicit business actors.Learn More