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Veolia has developed the “True Cost of Water,” a tool that combines traditional CAPEX and OPEX calculations with analysis of water risks and their financial implications.
This resource document was jointly prepared by CSRM and BG Group, to provide source material and an analysis of trends in Australia regarding the challenges of negotiating and implementing agreements with Indigenous groups.
Indigenous women form one of the most vulnerable groups on the African continent. They face multiple forms of discrimination associated especially with their indigenous identity, their gender, culture, religion and language.
MiningResettlement.org is an initiative of The University of Queensland’s Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining.
Colombia’s mining sector is characterised by widespread informality. A recent census revealed that 72 percent of all mining operations in Colombia are classed as ‘artisanal and small-scale mining’ (ASM), and 63 percent are ‘informal,’ lacking a legal mining concession or title.
This handbook is intended to be a guide for projects whose development and operations impact upon fish resources and the fishing-based livelihoods of small-scale subsistence and artisanal fishermen who depend upon these resources.
This report measures the extent to which local procurement features in the 2011 and 2012 corporate responsibility reports of the top 50 Canadian mining companies.
An example of a resettlement action plan (RAP).
The first section provides an overview of existing guidance on stakeholder engagement, making a link to the OECD Guidelines.
The statement, which came into effect in May 2015 for all ICMM member companies, articulates a progressive set of commitments.
Experience shows that tackling the underlying causes of EI conflict requires a concerted and multifaceted approach that encompasses governance, macro- and micro-economic stability, capacity enhancement, and creative approaches that increase opportunities for dialogue while contributing to the peaceful resolution of conflict.
IFC has prepared a set of Guidance Notes, corresponding to the Performance Standards on Environmental and Social Sustainability.
These materials have been compiled for the Anglo American Social Practitioner Capacity Development Initiative.
Mercury is a global threat to human and environmental health.
This paper builds the conceptual foundation for an action framework for conflict prevention in the context of large scale business investments in fragile environments.
This publication, Water Valuation: Building the business case, aims to demonstrate the business case for companies to engage in water valuation and is supported by a review of 21 business case studies that illustrate why and how different companies have carried out water valuation.
The genesis of this article occurred at the FSG-hosted Shared Value Summit in Cambridge, Massachusetts in June 2011 where sixty company representatives and co-authors of the Harvard Business Review article “Creating Shared Value,” Michael E. Porter and Mark Kramer, identified measurement as a key driver of shared value adoption.
When development projects entail potential risks for indigenous peoples or local communities, governments and companies must invest time and resources in ensuring the early and ongoing participation of these communities in project design and implementation.
IPIECA is the global oil and gas industry association for social and environmental issues.
This report springs from a point of view shared by Monitor and Acumen Fund — that philanthropy is the essential but often overlooked catalyst that unlocks the impact potential of inclusive business and impact investing.
The Water Risk Filter is an online application for corporate officers, facility managers, and investors to analyze the impact of their business activity on the water supply, understand potential risk exposures, and obtain ideas for mitigating risk in a proactive way.
This research report presents a joint analysis by Corporate Citizenship and Nottingham University’s International Centre for Corporate Responsibility of the global business initiatives on women’s empowerment in emerging markets.
The purpose of these Voluntary Guidelines is to serve as a reference and to provide guidance to improve the governance of tenure (ownership and access) of land, fisheries and forests with the overarching goal of achieving food security for all and to support the progressive realization of the right to adequate food in the context of national food security.
This 18-month study commenced in October 2010. It examined the growing use of multi-stakeholder collaborative approaches for monitoring and managing cumulative impacts, focusing particularly on how these are being applied in the Bowen Basin, Australia to the management of water quality.
In September 2011, through the 2030 Water Resources Group, the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) submitted a report to the Planning Commission of India titled National Water Resources Framework Study.
Increasingly, around the world local communities are demanding a meaningful voice in determining whether and under what conditions oil, natural gas, and mining projects take place.
In this pilot phase, WRG has worked with three partner governments – Jordan, the state of Karnataka and South Africa – to identify three priority levers of action in each government’s water use transformation space, with each lever corresponding to ones in WRG’s Charting Our Water Future report.
The 2030 Water Resources Group (WRG) is an innovative and neutral public-private-expert-civil society partnership helping government water officials and their partners accelerate reforms that will ensure sustainable water resource management for the long term development and economic growth of their country.
The negative impacts of extractive industry projects fall predominantly on women rather than men and are much more significant than generally recognized, including the breakdown of family relations and a significant increase in family tensions and domestic violence associated with the arrival of projects in poor communities.
This year, IFC has made water efficiency one of the two core themes of its water strategy, and was recently part of a collaborative effort with the Water Footprint Network (WFN) to publish the Water Footprint Assessment Manual.
Women in Mining provides a conceptual framework and a step-by-step approach to integrating women into mining and other extractive and heavy industries.
Public-private partnerships done right are a powerful tool for development, providing enduring solutions to some of our greatest challenges. To help familiarize you with the art of alliance building, the Office of Development Partners/ Private Sector Alliances (ODP/PSA) has created a series of practical guides that highlight proven practices in partnerships, demonstrate lessons learned, and […]
This document provides a concise summary of the development of ASPIRE – a new software-based sustainability assessment tool for infrastructure projects which includes poverty reduction as an overarching agenda.
The handbook is divided into five parts
Public-private partnerships done right are a powerful tool for development, providing enduring solutions to some of our greatest challenges. To help familiarize you with the art of alliance building, the Office of Development Partners / Private Sector Alliances (ODP / PSA) office has created a series of practical guides that highlight proven practices in partnerships, […]
Grievance mechanisms are an important part of IFC’s approach to requirements related to community engagement by clients under the Performance Standards
This Practice Note focuses on the early stages of the Ahafo Linkages Program by capturing important early lessons and providing broad guidance on how to create and run a unit dedicated to local procurement within a company’s supply chain department.
In 2009, WBCSD and IUCN released Water for Business – the first online guide specifically designed for businesses to help them manage water more sustainably by providing them with an overview of water tools and initiatives which they can use or engage with.
The report Charting Our Water Future was developed to take a first step in providing greater clarity on the scale, costs and tradeoffs of solutions to water scarcity.
Human Rights Impact Assessments (HRIAs) are an important strategy for companies to accomplish this due diligence, and for stakeholders to monitor a company’s performance.
This Guide to HRIA Tools aims to assist business managers of (multinational) corporations and their stakeholders to find their way in the world of Human Rights Impact Assessments.
The focus of this document is to articulate in detail the process, key components, and success factors associated with the Anglo Zimele model, the enterprise development fund established by Anglo American to empower black entrepreneurs through the creation and transformation of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in South Africa.
The Framework includes an analysis of why companies should measure and understand how they impact societies and how they can benefit from that knowledge.
SROI is a capacity-building and measurement framework. By incorporating social, environmental and economic impacts for a range of stakeholders, it more accurately reflects the value that organisations are achieving.
This manual provides a step-by-step guide on how to enable local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in emerging economies to get access to procurement opportunities with large companies through a transparent system for local contracting.
Participatory water monitoring can be especially important in helping prevent water-related conflicts that may arise in the extractive industry and large-scale agriculture sectors.
Land degradation, which affects more than 900 million people worldwide and as much as two-thirds of the world’s agricultural land, has important gender dimensions.
The focus of this handbook is on stakeholder groups “external” to the core operation of the business, such as affected communities, local government authorities, non-governmental and other civil society organizations, local institutions and other interested or affected parties.
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.
The Leading Practice Sustainable Development Program for the Mining Industry is an Australian Government initiative which has produced a series of internationally recognised handbooks on various topics.
This paper has two objectives. The first is to introduce the Shell Foundation and its way of working. The second is to offer up insights drawn from our experience as a contribution to the wider debate on how the private sector and the International Development Community (IDC) can most effectively catalyse equitable, self-sustaining development in poor countries.
The role of big business in poverty reduction cannot be overemphasized.
Southern Africa is particularly affected by HIV/AIDS.
The purpose of this toolkit is to provide a practical introduction to the relationship between land and violent conflict.
In many developing countries, artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) is largely a poverty-driven activity which plays an important economic role.
Indigenous Peoples occupy a unique place in the world’s forests and can play a key role in the management of those forests.
Anglo American plc (Anglo) has made its Socio-Economic Assessment Toolbox (SEAT) freely available as a contribution to managing the socio-economic impacts of extractive, other natural resource and industrial operations.
A comparative analysis and overview of small scale mining in six countries in the South African Development Community
The concept of Sustainable Livelihood (SL) is an attempt to go beyond the conventional definitions and approaches to poverty eradication. These had been found to be too narrow because they focused only on certain aspects or manifestations of poverty, such as low income, or did not consider other vital aspects of poverty such as vulnerability […]