We provide our clients with a broad, inclusive, and in-depth understanding of their socio-political environment, and an analysis of the complexities and situations that can affect both the development of the business and the communities. In addition, we help businesses to look at themselves as a company, as a team and as individuals, and identify those issues which require transformation to improve their social performance.

This service includes:
1. Comprehensive Social Perspective: Due Diligence and Sociopolitical Context Analysis
We analyze the most relevant social, political, economic and environmental conditions in order to provide our clients with essential elements for accurate planning.
The most important components we address for due diligence include:
- Characterization of the historical environment
- Regulatory framework relevant to the industry
- Social and political organization
- Land use and natural resources
- Presence of indigenous peoples
- Access to and quality of health services, education, infrastructure and basic services
- Cultural heritage
- Human rights
- Conflict
- Artisanal mining
- Environment
2. Socioeconomic Baseline Studies
This consists of applied research to characterize the status quo of different aspects of a region or community, including demographic, social, cultural, economic, political, infrastructure, health, education, human rights and conflict history variables, among others, which allows detailed information to be obtained on the communities in the area of influence of a project or operation.
InSight's Socioeconomic Baseline Study becomes a guide for the management of socio-environmental impacts, relationship and business integration in sustainable regional development.
The Integral Social Perspective and the Socioeconomic Baseline Studies offer, among others, the following benefits:
  • Contributes to the construction of a broad perspective of social dynamics and how it affects or contributes to business development.
  • Generates a deeper and more analytical thinking about the territory or area of influence.
  • Encourages the team to make informed and accurate decisions.
  • It presents a clear map of possible scenarios, their risks and/or impacts, and the consequences of the actions to be taken.
  • Helps identify unknown issues that could impact the process.
3. 360° Stakeholder Analysis
Stakeholder Mapping 360 allows us to identify the people, communities, organizations and institutions that may be affected or affect a project or operation, determine the level of mutual impact, analyze the interests, importance, influence, legitimacy, and other angles of each stakeholder, as well as their networks in the local context.
This tool makes it possible to plan the communication and interaction to be established with the different stakeholders.
It is fundamental in the design and implementation of any project, as well as when it comes to dialogue, building agreements, negotiating and establishing alliances between the company and the community.
Our 360° Stakeholder Analysis enables the business:
  • Have a more detailed understanding of the stakeholders with whom it must interact in order to make informed and strategic decisions.
  • Facilitate inclusion and equity in communication and social performance.
  • To constitute a conflict analysis perspective providing clear tools in the study of complex social scenarios.
  • Contribute to the understanding of the social, economic and political context in which the project is inserted, making it possible to establish priorities and analyze trends.
4. Social risk and impact analysis + gender and human rights perspective.
Risk and Impact Analysis evaluates the possible socio-environmental impacts of a project or operation, in order to develop prevention, mitigation and/or compensation measures.
This process includes the perspectives of gender, vulnerable groups and human rights as cross-cutting issues, in order to understand the different dimensions of the impacts and manage them comprehensively.
The Risk and Impact Analysis provides you with:
- Alignment with international standards.
- Prevention and adequate management of risks and impacts.
- Adequate and comprehensive management of human rights and gender perspective.
- Scenario planning and informed decision making.
- Increase social participation in decision making.
5. Critical Geography
Critical Geography is a tool that, through an interactive map and that can be integrated to other geographic and georeferencing exercises of a project, presents socio-political, economic, human rights information, among other criteria, to help our clients to advance planning and informed decision making, and the integration of social aspects in these processes.
We design the critical geography based on the needs of each particular client, with the appropriate social criteria for their business and for their geographic areas of interest, becoming a fundamental tool available to different areas.
Critical Geography is a tool that brings strategic benefits by showing the socio-economic and socio-political elements at stake and how to address them from a territorial approach.
Our maps clearly reveal social issues, give a clear view of the real business situation, highlight challenges by making forecasts, help with priority setting based on spatial analysis, and help to better understand data that may get lost in a spreadsheet or a report of thousands of pages.
"Working with InSight is to enter the world of creativity, always weighing the rights of the community, but also of the companies, looking for solutions for both parties and generating learning about new alternatives for solving problems and achieving the objectives that are set. But also seeking to do the work with commitment and... why not say it, fun. In other words, it's about enjoying the day-to-day".
Maria Isabel EscobarManager GER SAS