Following the violence in Khartoum, Sudan which began on 15 April 2023, the EIRIS Conflict Risk Network (EIRIS CRN), an EIRIS Foundation initiative, sent out a questionnaire to 41 companies which we have identified to have business activities in the country and have been monitoring for the past several years.
EIRIS CRN is publishing this list so that investors and the public feel empowered to ask questions regarding their own money and consider the ways their investments in these companies might impact the situation on the ground. We know that there are no easy solutions for companies operating in conflict affected areas, but it is important that companies know that people care about what they do in these regions.
We will continue to monitor the conflict and share more information when there are updates. If you are interested in learning more about the corporate actors involved in Sudan, and the steps they they have taken to better respect human rights, support peace and stability, and mitigate conflict risk, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. EIRIS CRN has a network of subscribers which encompasses pension funds, some of the world’s largest asset management firms, government entities, university endowments, foundations, financial service providers, and socially responsible investment firms. By working alongside them, we hope to pioneer the next steps in sustainable finance.
For more information on our Sudan services and to learn more on how you can reduce your exposure to conflict risk, please contact us at [email protected].