ESG Evaluation of Corruption in Agribusiness

  • Background
    A hedge fund considering an investment in a South American forestry project was uncertain of the background and credibility of their potential partner who would serve as the local land broker and concession manager.
  • Action
    Veracity conducted wide ranging research, including inquiries with individuals in a range of jurisdictions including China, South Africa, and DRC. Research uncovered claims of fraud on past projects and concerns over potential unethical practices.
  • Results
    Veracity’s comprehensive due diligence raised significant FCPA and reputational concerns allowing the investor to pursue alternative investments in line with its risk tolerance.
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