Our Ethos

Our ethos and values reflect fundamental principles and concepts that support sustainable long term change within complex environments. Minerva Advisory Group believes that viable stability can only be secured through partnerships between communities, business and government. The development of shared responsibility and prosperity requires good governance and effective security for the individual and the community. We aim to assist our clients in meeting their security, business and development needs in a way that contributes to the wider security and development needs of the community, so having a positive effect upon the lives and aspirations of all.

Diversity and Inclusion

In our work we believe in ensuring that the full range of stakeholders in a given context are provided with the opportunity to engage in processes that change their environment. This means our experts have strong contextual understanding of local dynamics and strive to ensure our strategic thinking and advisory services reflect on the complexity of these environments.

Intelligent partnership – working closely with local stakeholders and partners

Throughout our areas of operations we recognise that we are part of a larger picture in which local stakeholders, governance entities, civil society and the private sector need to work in partnership to ensure that the layers of political and security economy work together to create stability and resilience. Bringing to bear our expertise, we see our role as being one that can create opportunities for partners to work intelligently together.

Agile and responsive – tailoring support to quickly respond to needs

Based on our approach and our people, our approach and models reflect an agility and responsiveness cognisant of our operating environments. We can utilise this to dynamically manage risk and provide innovation in responses.

Ethical and Accountable

MAG adheres to the highest standards of corporate integrity and respect for universal human rights . We do not work with clients who are subject to British or United Nations sanctions for human rights abuses. Our work is subject to rigorous scrutiny, including oversight by an advisory committee to ensure quality and adherence to the highest ethical standards.


MAG has no political affiliation and does not make or receive bribes or other illegal inducements. MAG will conduct all its business in an honest and ethical manner. MAG takes a zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption and is committed to acting professionally, fairly and with integrity in all its relationships and business dealings wherever it operates, and to implementing and enforcing effective systems to counter bribery. MAG will uphold the letter and spirit of all laws relevant to countering bribery and corruption, including the Bribery Act 2010, in respect of our conduct both at home and abroad.

Environmentally Considerate

MAG is committed to sustainable development and in particular the principles and approaches contained in HMG & DFID’s Environmental procurement policy. Minerva offsets its carbon emissions, in particular from international travel, by investing in carbon-reducing technology.