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Our services can be grouped into two broad areas: political risk and responsible investment

Political risk

Kigoda’s political risk services equip clients with an in-depth understanding of the political and regulatory environments of countries they operate in to reduce risk and maximise opportunities. They also help clients understand the backgrounds and reputations of potential partners and acquisition targets. This allows companies to identify, manage and mitigate against possible reputational risk.

Political risk research and analysis

  • Tailored reports;
  • Scenario analysis;
  • Weekly research notes;
  • In-person briefings.

Integrity due diligence

We undertake, and provide support for, companies undertaking, third-party integrity due diligence and investigations for: IPOs, M&A deals, joint ventures, acquisitions or corporate governance reviews. This can include background research, document searches (such as share registers and company directorships), stakeholder mapping and confidential interviews.

Responsible investment

Kigoda provides a range of services relating to sustainable and responsible investing. These include:

ESG research and analysis

  • Written reports and research notes assessing and benchmarking how companies perform on environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues;
  • Sector profiles of material ESG risks and opportunities;
  • Thematic analysis of issues such as climate change, gender diversity, inequality and water scarcity;
  • Controversial risks monitoring.

Responsible investment consulting

  • Responsible investment policy development and implementation;
  • ESG strategy development;
  • Portfolio screening;
  • Responsible investment training and workshops;
  • Impact measurement;
  • Fundraising support;
  • Assisting with reporting and disclosure (including PRI reporting).

Sustainable and green finance

Using our understanding of key sustainable and green finance frameworks and initiatives, we are able to provide regulatory inputs, and undertake policy reviews and country assessments. We also help NGOs and other organisations identify opportunities stemming from sustainable and green finance initiatives.


We assist asset owners, asset managers and NGOs to develop engagement strategies for addressing company performance on ESG issues. This includes preliminary research, identifying targets and timeframes, strategy formulation and implementation.

ESG due diligence

To complement its integrity due diligence service, Kigoda provides ESG due diligence to support private equity transactions and corporate finance. This process draws on international standards such as the IFC Performance Standards and the Equator Principles. In addition to site visits and desk-based research, confidential inquiries can also be used to identify any risks that might affect value. Management plans can be developed to address concerns and improve ESG performance.

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