Challenge: The energy industry has become increasingly volatile in recent years amid heightened political, reputational, and policy risk. To help their members anticipate these risks and identify new opportunities, a national trade association turned to Delve for timely and accurate public affairs intelligence.
Solution: Delve’s work began with a robust risk assessment of the policy environment on specific industry issues across the country. This research provided the association and its member companies with a deeper understanding of where the current or potential level of policy activity is highest and which organizations and individuals were shaping the debate. Informed by this foundational research, Delve’s analysts stood up a custom monitoring and analysis program for the association and produce regular trend reports for its members, as well as in-person and virtual briefings on the risk assessment and how key trends that could impact their interests are developing.
Results: The risk assessment helped the association and its members understand how key policy debates were evolving and where risks to the industry could appear next. Our systematic monitoring and analysis helps the association anticipate and mitigate those risks before it is too late, while trend reports educate its members on the evolving political and reputational risks in their operating environment so they can engage the right stakeholders and policymakers to ensure their projects and initiatives are successful.