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Unlocking Insights: Risk Insights Partners with DU Distinct Universal Limited to Drive ESG Compliance in African Businesses


April 29, 2024

Johannesburg, South Africa, Lagos, Nigeria

Risk Insights, a data science company specializing in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) ratings and analytics, is proud to announce its strategic partnership with DU Distinct Universal Ltd. This collaboration marks a significant milestone in advancing ESG compliance and sustainable business practices across African markets.

As part of this partnership, Risk Insights will leverage its innovative ESG analytics platform to provide comprehensive ESG assessments and insights tailored to the landscape in Nigeria. DU Distinct will contribute its market knowledge to in navigating regulatory frameworks and implementing best practices in ESG compliance through its advisory experience and existing relationships in the country.

Mr. Andrey Bogdanov, Interim Chief Executive Officer of Risk Insights, expressed his enthusiasm about the collaboration, stating, "We welcome this partnership with Du Distinct Universal to empower African businesses with the tools and knowledge to enhance ESG compliance and disclosure efforts for the Nigerian market. By combining our data-driven approach with DU Distinct legal and advisory acumen, we aim to provide holistic solutions to drive sustainable growth and resilience of our clients."

The CEO of DU Distinct, Mrs Ebelechukwu Enedah in expressing her appreciation of this strategic partnership recognized the importance of assisting businesses attain the much needed milestone of ESG compliant businesses in line with international best practices thereby positioning Nigerian businesses to compete globally.

In providing legal advisory for this strategic partnership, Dr. Anthony I. Idigbe SAN, Senior Partner of PUNUKA Attorneys & Solicitors, emphasized the importance of this partnership in driving ESG compliance in Africa, saying, "At PUNUKA, we are committed to promoting cutting edge corporate governance and regulatory compliance in African businesses. Our work with Risk Insights and DU Distinct Universal enables us to offer comprehensive ESG advisory services that compliment evolving legal and regulatory landscape, ensuring that our clients build a strategic partnership that help businesses remain competitive while adhering to ethical and sustainable business practices."

Together, Risk Insights and DU Distinct Universal we are dedicated to empowering African businesses with the knowledge and resources needed to navigate the complexities of ESG compliance, fostering a culture of sustainability and responsible corporate citizenship across Nigeria.

About Risk Insights: Risk Insights, established in 2009 in Johannesburg, South Africa, is the first female-owned data science company specializing in ESG ratings for African issuers and privately owned companies. Risk insights introduced the first AI-powered ESG rating tools tailored specifically for African companies, including its innovative rating tool ESG GPS and A-Cubed™. Risk Insights' solutions ensure a balanced application of global ESG standards to local realities, providing accurate assessments that reflect the unique contexts of African businesses. For more information, visit

About DU Distinct Universal: DU Distinct is a foremost ESG, Legal Advisory and Media consulting company with offices in Lagos and FCT, Abuja. The company is reputed for its specialist skills in designing winning media and marketing strategies and also providing ESG advisory to government, corporate and institutional clients as well as high networth individuals. DU Distinct Universal Ltd has worked with both local and foreign affiliates to provide media management and ESG advisory services to clients. We are committed to providing quality services and a properly managed ESG profile for our clients.

About PUNUKA: Attorneys & Solicitors: PUNUKA Attorneys & Solicitors is a leading law firm based in Lagos, Nigeria, with a focus on corporate governance, regulatory compliance, and commercial law. With a team of experienced legal professionals, PUNUKA provides expert advisory services to businesses operating in various industries across Africa, ensuring compliance with local and international legal standards. For more information, visit