In addition, we use the QuantaVision Risk Management System to present the risks identified from the root issues, and then compile a comprehensive risk mitigation profile that will not only be applicable from a financing perspective, but can serve as a tool to be used by the company to manage and measure risk to maximize financial performance. This can also be used as a reporting tool for investors and lenders.
Analysizing Feasibility Risks
The feasibility study process involves making an independent review regarding a number of characteristics of a project:
Economic Risks include: interest rate, unemployment, oil prices, customer demographics, feedstock supply and availability, transportation, utilities and labor.
Political Risks include: federal and international regulations, public perception, guidelines, policies, standards, changing political climates and key politicians.
Market Risks include: customer needs and priorities, brand image, brand segment targeting, market price volatility, competition from current and future entrants, customer penetration, and sales volume.
Construction Risks include: permitting, weather and acts of God, commissioning, integration and installation risk, inconsistent production, mechanical failures, spare parts, health and safety, site management and security, materials quality, workmanship quality, and capital cost overruns.
Technical Risks include: technology design and implementation, design error, performance or control deficiencies, safeguarding of intangible assets, data collection, utilization of facilities and resources, capacity utilization, and maintenance.
Environmental Risks include: climate change, man-made disasters, toxic releases, environmental compliance, carbon emissions, energy efficiency, water stress, biodiversity and land use, raw material sourcing, environmental impact, and renewable electricity.
Governance Risks include: authority and responsibility, ethics and integrity, fraud, theft and crime, internally related challenges, authority and responsibility designation, management oversight and metrics, planning for disruptions, contracts, supervision and collaboration, corruption, and instability.
Relationship Risks include: third party due diligence, third party provider delivery, teaming arrangements, and commitment from partners.
Social Risks include: human capital investment, human capital development, diversity, onboarding and training, employee relations, health and safety, and labor supply chain.
Financial Risks include: cost and availability of credit, international currency transactions, liquidity, commodity prices, government incentives or taxing schemes, partnership dissolution, customer loss, variable and fixed costs, working capital, and company reputation.
Process Risks include: complex products, services or support infrastructure, integrating data, engagement of key stakeholders, changing workflow requirements, and key stakeholder identification procedures.
Systems Risks include: access control, data storage, security over internal data, account management change procedures, network failure, IT operations and maintenance, and IT security.
Evaluation and Monitoring Criteria
The GBS proprietary feasibility study model is based on international risk evaluation standards.
Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)
Green Bond International Standards (GBIS)
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