Our methodology analyzes operational risks from various levels – from local, state, and national, to the international and geopolitical level

Our operational risk assessments often seamlessly integrate and inform our client’s own enterprise risk management (ERM) methods and processes

Risk Factors

Assess, mitigate, or manage security risk to employees, operations, and supply chains, such as of theft and sabotage.
Track policy, regulations, and legislative initiatives at all government levels that can impact client interests and complement government-relations programs.
Monitor, mitigate, and manage taxation risks to clients and their interests—including, for instance, overzealous tax audits, drawn-out withholding of tax returns, or the levy of new or increased taxes.
Monitor and track national and international legal proceedings, targeting or impacting specific industries, clients, or client competitors.
Identify existing or potential sources of corruption and ethics compliance so that clients can continually adapt and strengthen their corporate ethics policies and measures.
Competitor experiences and challenges are often leading indicators for identifying emerging risks or threats to client interests.
Identify existing or potential environmental risks and recommend and assist with the implementation of measures or programs to manage or mitigate those risks.
Conduct stakeholder mapping and social baseline studies to inform the development and implementation of successful community relations and CSR programs.
Monitor labor and intra- and-inter-labor union dynamics, which can impact costs and operational certainty.

Risk Mitigation and Management Strategies

Importantly, in addition to identifying and assessing operational risks, we also develop and recommend strategies to assist clients in mitigating risks or managing them, if they have already manifested. These include:

  • Integrated management systems that incorporate environmental, corporate social responsibility, health and safety, and security components that are “fit for purpose.”

  • Assimilation of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights.

Business intelligence 

Our business intelligence projects have included vetting potential partners or prospective employees; providing clients with intelligence to effectively resolve challenges or seize business opportunities; conducting investigations of supply chains to identify stolen fuel and minerals networks; and ensuring corporate ethics compliance. Our business intelligence pinpoints the threats and opportunities with actionable intelligence. 

Artificial Intelligence 

Recent AI advancements have opened exciting new ways for our clients to compete in global markets. Through decades of research, PSI has developed a unique lens to identify and collect data perfect for applications of AI in complex global business environments. PSI can assist clients in better understanding business problems using AI or assist AI labs with the data collection in complex global business environments and its own analysis.

Independent Research and Analysis 

Our research and analysis projects have assisted governments formulate and implement effective public policies to increase competitiveness and regulatory oversight. We have also assisted companies obtain an independent and thorough analysis of issues so that they can make informed decisions.

Due Diligence

We conduct due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, private equity financing, and other financial transactions.