ENODO Global is a Business Intelligence firm that fills a critical gap in existing risk portfolios by addressing Social Risk. Social Risk exists where business intelligence, security, corporate social responsibility, and public relations shortcomings intersect. It is the result of unresolved ethnic, political, and economic grievances shared and exacerbated by modern communications and information technologies. It emanates from populations and manifests as protests, strikes, litigation, sabotage, sudden policy shifts, petty crimes, organized criminal activities, and terrorism. ENODO’s Social Risk analysis provides a more nuanced understanding of geopolitical risk, improves existing security protocols, creates an additional security layer, and safeguards against reputational risk. It is a new approach that can synthesize large amounts of data to help businesses proactively prevent Social Risk from manifesting as a costly or dangerous event. ENODO’s products and services increase profitability for business operations by reducing the occurrence and negative impacts of Social Risk events. Moreover, they empower leaders to make better decisions, identify mispriced investments, reduce unexpected operating expenses, and prevent lower productivity, project delays, and even violence, which are all real-world manifestations of Social Risk.
Organizations require in-depth understanding of the environments where they operate to mitigate the impacts of Social Risk on their investments, personnel, and reputation. Existing risk mitigation strategies produce initiatives that are reactive, costly, and often exacerbate tensions between businesses and the communities where they operate. ENODO Global created its Social Alignment Cubed (SA3) operating platform to uncover unique insights into populations and produce actionable business intelligence for decision-makers. SA3 combines ENODO’s social alignment framework and customized methodology with advanced data analytics to create a scientific and repeatable operating platform. SA3 pinpoints the basic needs of a population, assesses their perceived and real grievances, and analyzes petabytes of information to continually monitor the alignment between business operations and community sentiment. Insights from SA3 uncover opportunities to shape stakeholders’ perceptions of an investment and identify opportunities to align operations that complement culture, norms, and beliefs. SA3 delivers a proactive approach to reduce the occurrence and impact of Social Risk events.
The process begins by applying the Social AlignmentTM framework to a particular target demographic, community, or region. The framework uncovers tensions, grievances, institutions, networks and narratives that exist within the chosen assessment area. When blended with historical traditions and contemporary culture, it delivers deep contextual understanding of world views and identities that serves as the foundation on which to build focused data collection.
Innovative data collection techniques mine news outlets, social media, and academic reports. Source data is compiled, filtered, and analyzed across geopolitical, socioeconomic and ethnocentric conditions to populate the customized analysis. On-the-ground networks are leveraged to augment data collection, inform the methodology’s design, and validate outcomes.
Our population-centric methodology analyzes source data and interprets context to reveal the social risks within populations. It dissects the target group across race, religion, ethnicity, and other demographics to pinpoint the dominant identity and discover basic needs of a target group. The methodology’s outputs uncover Social Risk that can trigger harmful events while also facilitating the development of tailored engagement strategies.
Engagement strategies provide a roadmap to navigate dynamic social environments. Our strategies deliver culturally attuned narratives and tailored initiatives that address underlying grievances and fulfill basic needs. This enables clients to establish a social license to operate and create enduring stakeholder relationships, which ultimately help to safeguard the reputation of their organization, mitigate costs associated with social risk, and improve the lives of community members.
We transform complex, dynamic population-centric challenges into intuitive, “living” business intelligence products. ENODO’s suite of products, services, and training courses are designed for government and corporate clients, from entry level analysts to senior executives. We also develop Specialized Analyses for unique challenges facing our clients.
Social Risk has distinct impacts on various industries and their business models within the public and private sectors. ENODO identifies the population-centric challenges unique to each industry and integrates a Social Risk dimension. This industry-specific approach optimizes existing activities, creates secure operating environments, and safeguards reputations.
Our team includes economists, political scientists, geospatial analysts, and development specialists with regional expertise in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and South Asia. We hand select team members for their unique skills and real-world experience in population-centric analysis, community development, and policy formulation.