TrustWorks Global (TrustWorks) enables public and private actors – companies, investors, governments and international organisations – to prevent conflict, promote stability and foster peace-positive development. TrustWorks offers three key pillars of support.
- 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/conflict-sensitivity analyses and road maps, and relevant operational support, training, facilitation and mediation.
- 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.
- 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.
We believe that trust and courage are essential for generating and sustaining meaningful change; they enable creativity because a more sustainable, equitable and peaceful future requires different, sometimes innovative means.
TrustWorks’ engagement is further based on principles of respectful and honest collaboration, inclusivity and diversity; at the heart of this approach is the notion of accountability – for our partners and ourselves.
Drawing upon our extensive experience across different sectors, a range of perspectives from multinational, through government and to local community-based organizations, and access to diverse local and global networks, we want to work with diverse partners who exercise trust and courage in taking action for positive change.