TMP Systems | Land Portal
Acronym: 
TMP

Location

66 High Street
BN7 1XG Lewes
United Kingdom
GB

TMP Systems is a boutique consultancy based in the United Kingdom, with staff in the United States and the Philippines. Our work spans asset management, commercial investment systems design in carbon, energy and land use and environmental, social and governance diligence.

We draw on our team’s comprehensive systems architecture, technology and sustainability experience in developed and emerging markets to solve complex problems in these sectors. The solutions we provide depend on the problems we are called on to address; examples are available above under our three business lines: Asset Management, Climate & Ecosystems and Economic Development.

Our client base stretches from the United States and Europe to Brazil, Indonesia and Kenya and includes asset managers, governments, research institutions, foundations and civil society organizations. References are available upon request. Our asset management work is protected under confidentiality agreements, but anonymized samples can be provided where appropriate.  

TMP Systems Resources

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Six insights from the private sector

Policy Papers & Briefs
March, 2020
Sub-Saharan Africa

This briefing consists of six insights drawn from the feedback of qualitative interviews with 37 companies aiming to invest responsibly in land, drawing on key principles from the CFS-RAI Principle 5 and the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGT).

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Landscope
Maps
March, 2019
Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia

Landscope is a system for measuring tenure risk, a term created to describe the financial risk associated with local opposition to a real asset. This kind of opposition to investments is very common across Africa, Asia and Latin America, often causing significant financial losses and operational headaches. It applies a new approach to analysing geospatial data about social, environmental and political issues that is designed to help companies and investors in emerging and frontier markets to prepare a proper assessment of tenure risk at project, supply chain or portfolio level.

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QTR report appendices - cover
Reports & Research
March, 2019
Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

These appendices refer to the summary report Assessing the costs of tenure risks to agribusinesses. The report is a product of the Quantifying Tenure Risk (QTR) initiative, a joint research programme conducted by the ODI and TMP Systems and funded by the UK Government.

 

 

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QTR brief - Sugar cover
Policy Papers & Briefs
February, 2019
Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa
New research by the Quantifying Tenure Risk (QTR) initiative finds that land disputes in the African sugar sector often cause long and costly delays, with 46% of disputes lasting over 10 years. Half of these are still unresolved today. In serious cases disputes close projects down, causing reputational damage to companies and investors involved, and up to $100.9 million in foregone revenue. 
 
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QTR brief - Palm Oil cover
Policy Papers & Briefs
February, 2019
Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa
Depending on the size and location of their investment, oil palm producers and investors risk losing between $8.3 and $22.1 million due to operational delays caused by active land tenure disputes. These numbers have emerged from the Tenure Risk Tool (TRT), a due diligence tool designed by the Quantifying Tenure Risk (QTR) initiative to help businesses understand their exposure to tenure risk in sub-Saharan Africa. 
 
This brief shares findings from TRT analysis using data collected from palm oil producers in Liberia, Uganda and Côte d’Ivoire. 
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QTR brief - The Tenure Risk Tool
Policy Papers & Briefs
February, 2019
Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa
Tenure disputes – or disputes over claims to land and natural resources – are endemic in emerging market agricultural land investments.  

 

In this brief, the Quantifying Tenure Risk (QTR) initiative give an overview of key findings from their new research into the costs associated with land tenure dispute in Africa, and present the Tenure Risk Tool, a discounted cashflow model created to help investors avoid harmful investments.
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Ghana palm oil development, taken on 11 September 2013 in Ghana near Amantia Asuotwene. Photo by Jbdodane.
Training Resources & Tools
February, 2019
Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

New research by the Quantifying Tenure Risk (QTR) initiative has revealed that land disputes can cause losses of up to $101 million across a range of agricultural projects in Africa, while at the same time causing significant harm and stress to local communities who have a claim to the land.

In response, the initiative has developed a new publicly available economic modelling tool to accurately determine the potential cost of a dispute in a bid to help companies avoid harmful investments. 

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QTR report 2019 - front cover
Reports & Research
February, 2019
Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

Tenure risk – or the risk of dispute between investors and local people over land or natural resource claims – is endemic in emerging markets. There are hundreds of recorded incidents of tenure disputes creating delays, violence, project cancellation and even bankruptcy at a corporate level. These tenure disputes create lose-lose outcomes for investors, local people and national governments while robbing emerging markets of the developmental benefits of responsible land investments.

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Reports & Research
January, 2019
Global

This report explains TMP Systems’ statistical analysis of how geospatial data showing indicators of local environmental, social and governance (ESG) conditions correlate with tenure risk. The results indicate strong enough correlations between some of these indicators and tenure risk, to support use of the indicators by companies and investors. This work underpins something new and useful, which is Landscope’s ability to provide location-specific risk assessments across many developing countries.

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