RepRisk releases the Most Controversial Projects 2016 Report

Annual report highlights projects around the world and the ESG issues they faced that led to reputational, compliance, and financial risks

Zurich, Switzerland – March 29, 2017 – RepRisk, the leading provider of dynamic business intelligence on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks, has released the fourth edition of its Most Controversial Projects (MCP) of 2016 Report, which focuses on the projects – including mines, hydroelectric power plants, oil and gas facilities, and factories – that were most exposed to ESG risks in 2016.

Out of the ten projects ranked in the MCP 2016 Report, six were affected by deadly accidents, which posed reputational, compliance, and financial risks for the companies concerned. A further two projects, located in the Americas, are strongly opposed by indigenous communities, who are concerned about the impact of the project on their daily lives.

The report has been compiled using RepRisk’s dynamic ESG risk analytics and metrics, and is based on information that is screened, analyzed, and quantified on a daily basis from a wide range of publicly available media, stakeholder, and other third-party sources.

To read the full report click here.


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RepRisk is a leading business intelligence provider, specializing in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risk analytics and metrics.

Harnessing a proprietary, systematic framework that leverages cutting-edge technology and hands-on human intelligence in 15 languages, RepRisk curates and delivers dynamic risk information for an unlimited universe of companies.     

Since 2006, RepRisk has built and continues to grow the world’s most comprehensive ESG risk database, which serves as a due diligence, research, and monitoring tool in risk management, compliance, investment management, corporate benchmarking, and supplier risk control. The ESG Risk Platform currently includes risk profiles for over 84,000 listed and non-listed companies, 21,000 projects, as well as for every sector and country in the world.

Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, RepRisk serves clients worldwide including global banks, insurance providers, investment managers, and corporates, helping them to manage ESG and reputational risks in day-to-day business.

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