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Energy and Extractives

These companies are at the nexus of the climate change debate, and many also have developed advanced thinking on sustainable communities, transparency, ethics, and social inclusion.

Energy and Extractives Overview


How We Work


BSR works with clients to improve environmental, social, and governance performance at the operational and corporate levels, and we tap our network of partners in government, civil society, and academia to complement our expertise.



Our Focus


  • Reporting and communications
  • Sustainability strategy design and implementation
  • Water scarcity, climate change, and environmental risks
  • Transparency, ethics, and anticorruption
  • Stakeholder mapping, identification, and engagement
  • Community development strategies and programs
  • Social impact and performance management
  • Human rights assessments and implementation

Our Insights on Energy and Extractives

Addressing Human Rights Risks in Renewable Energy Supply Chains

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Addressing Human Rights Risks in Renewable Energy Supply Chains

BSR’s work with energy and extractive companies—including a recent assessment of the human rights risks associated with minerals used in wind, solar, battery, and electrolyzer technology—has surfaced two key strategies for strengthening the management of human rights risks in transition mineral supply chains.

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Steps to Create Your Company’s Renewable Energy Strategy

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Steps to Create Your Company’s Renewable Energy Strategy

To create your renewable energy strategy, you must identify your company’s motivations, adopt supporting goals and commitments, and identify available internal resources.

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Next-Generation Private-Sector Collaboration for Sustainable Development: Q&A with Neste

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Next-Generation Private-Sector Collaboration for Sustainable Development: Q&A with Neste

We spoke with Neste's sustainability manager about multistakeholder collaboration and its role at the company.

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10 Human Rights Priorities for the Extractives Sector

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10 Human Rights Priorities for the Extractives Sector

A primer on the most relevant, urgent, and probable human rights impacts for the extractives sector and opportunities for positive impact

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Communities First: Top Human Rights Priorities for Extractives Companies

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Communities First: Top Human Rights Priorities for Extractives Companies

These top three opportunities for the extractives industry to make a positive impact on human rights all relate to including and empowering people in the communities where they operate.

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In Defense of Transparency: Why Extractives Companies Should Remain Committed

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In Defense of Transparency: Why Extractives Companies Should Remain Committed

In spite of the U.S. government’s decision to withdraw from the Extractives Industry Transparency Initiative, extractives companies should continue to pursue transparent practices to protect their reputations and licenses to operate.

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10 Human Rights Priorities for the Power and Utilities Sector

Primers

10 Human Rights Priorities for the Power and Utilities Sector

This primer lays out the most relevant, urgent, and probable human rights impacts for the power and utilities sector and opportunities for positive impact.

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Energy and Extractives Members

  • Allkem Limited
  • BHP
  • BP International Limited
  • Chevron Corporation
  • Clean Energy Fuels
  • Duke Energy Corporation
  • Edison International
  • ENEL SPA
  • Freeport McMoRan Inc.
  • Hudbay Minerals
  • Kinross Gold Corporation
  • Medco Energi Internasional Tbk
  • Newmont Corporation
  • NRG Energy, Inc.
  • Rio Tinto plc
  • Royal Dutch Shell
  • Sempra Energy
  • Shell Oil Company
  • Shell Wind Energy Inc.
  • Statkraft AS
  • Vale S.A.
  • Vattenfall AB
  • Vestas Wind Systems A/S
  • Vistra Energy

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Collaborative Initiatives on Energy and Extractives

Future of Reporting

Future of Reporting

Sharing reporting best practices to improve sustainability performance, enable informed decision-making, and influence the future of the reporting field

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Global Business Coalition Against Human Trafficking

Global Business Coalition Against Human Trafficking

Advancing cross-industry progress to combat modern slavery in global supply chains.

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Healthy Business Coalition

Healthy Business Coalition

Convening cross-industry leaders to expand health and well-being across entire value chains

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Human Rights Working Group

Human Rights Working Group

Working to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights across all industries

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Railsponsible

Railsponsible

Railsponsible is an industry initiative focused on sustainable procurement and aims to continuously improve sustainability practices throughout the railway industry supply chain

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We Mean Business Coalition

We Mean Business Coalition

Companies and investors creating a low-carbon revolution

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Meet the Team for Energy and Extractives

Americas


Jenna Kowalevsky

Jenna Kowalevsky

Manager, Energy, Extractives, and Industrials and Human Rights

Europe, Middle East, and Africa


Asia-Pacific


Roger McElrath

Roger McElrath

Associate Director

Americas


Asako Nagai

Asako Nagai

Managing Director

Asia-Pacific


Roberta Pinamonti

Roberta Pinamonti

Associate Director

Asia-Pacific


Mariana Riquelme

Mariana Riquelme

Manager, Energy, Extractives, and ESG

Americas


Andrea Serra

Andrea Serra

Associate Director

Americas


Aude Ucla

Aude Ucla

Associate Director

Europe, Middle East, and Africa


Lin Wang

Lin Wang

Director

Asia-Pacific


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Contact the Energy and Extractives team with any questions.