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The first step in the process of stakeholder engagement is stakeholder identification–determining who your project stakeholders are, and their key groupings and sub-groupings. (Remember that certain stakeholder groups might be pre-determined through regulatory requirements.) From this flows stakeholder analysis, a more in-depth look at stakeholder group interests, how they will be affected and to what degree, and what influence they could have on your project. The answers to these questions will provide the basis from which to build your stakeholder engagement strategy. Here it is important to keep in mind that not all stakeholders in a particular group or sub-group will necessarily share the same concerns or have unified opinions or priorities.
This practice note describes the relevance of indigenous peoples' issues to various thematic areas, UNDPs lessons learned about these linkages and possible ways to move forward.
This document is intended to provide good practice guidance for conducting a health impact assessment (HIA) to determine potential impacts on community health as a result of project development. This guidance supports IFC's Performance Standards on Social and Environmental Sustainability. The document does not cover occupational health aspects of work environments. This document applies to two generic situations: 1) expansion of existing facilities or projects, and 2) development of new projects or new locations.
IFC's Sustainability Framework articulates the Corporation's strategic commitment to sustainable development, and is an integral part of IFC's approach to risk management. The Sustainability Framework comprises IFC's Policy and Performance Standards on Environmental and Social Sustainability, and IFC's Access to Information Policy.
Mining is a significant economic activity in many African and Latin American countries and accounts for a substantial part of their fiscal and foreign revenues but has largely remained an enclave activity. The mining sector has undergone a major expansion over the last two decades as part of a process of export-led recovery under Structural Adjustment programmes undertaken in response to the problems of debt and economic underperformance. This expansion has led to a new or increased dependence on volatile commodity markets with depressed prices therefore posing a threat to economic recovery and national development.
Following consultation with the Australian mining industry and other interest groups on the key issues affecting sustainable development, the “Leading Practice Sustainable Development” Program developed 14 handbooks. This reference book draws together the key messages of all the handbooks throughout the life of a mine, and includes case studies on Australian and global leading practices.