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Industry Focus

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

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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Stakeholder Groups Extractives Companies Should Engage to Be Inclusive and Effective

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Stakeholder Groups Extractives Companies Should Engage to Be Inclusive and Effective

In the mining sector, stakeholder engagement is particularly relevant given the close proximity to and impact on local communities through the use of resources such as water, energy, and land. While every company’s specific stakeholders depend on its operating circumstances, extractives companies should consider these stakeholder groups when developing an engagement strategy.

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How to Increase Your Company’s Renewables Portfolio

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How to Increase Your Company’s Renewables Portfolio

Here’s how to assess your options for procuring renewable energy and how to collaborate to increase your portfolio more quickly.

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Energy and Extractives Members

  • BHP
  • BP International Limited
  • Chevron Corporation
  • Freeport McMoRan Inc.
  • Hudbay Minerals
  • Kinross Gold Corporation
  • Medco Energi Internasional Tbk
  • Newmont Corporation
  • Orocobre Limited
  • Rio Tinto plc
  • Royal Dutch Shell
  • Shell Oil Company
  • Shell Wind Energy Inc.

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Collaborative Initiatives on Energy and Extractives

Business Action for Women

Business Action for Women

A coalition of business leaders driving progress for women

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Clean Cargo Working Group™

Clean Cargo Working Group™

A leading global carrier-shipper initiative dedicated to environmental performance improvement in marine container transport through measurement, evaluation, and reporting

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Future of Fuels

Future of Fuels

A vision of commercial road freight fueled by low-carbon sustainable technology

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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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Green Freight Asia

Green Freight Asia

Green Freight Asia is an industry-led network focused on driving sustainable road freight in the Asia Pacific region to ultimately improve fuel efficiency, reduce CO2e emissions and lower logistics costs across the entire supply chain.

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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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Maritime Anti-Corruption Network

Maritime Anti-Corruption Network

Working toward a maritime industry free of corruption that enables fair trade to the benefit of society at large

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Net Positive Project

Net Positive Project

Working for a world where companies drive financial success and create "net positive" impacts by putting back more into society, the environment, and the global economy than they take out

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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

We Mean Business

Companies and investors creating a low-carbon revolution

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Meet the Team for Energy and Extractives

Ouida Chichester

Ouida Chichester

Associate Director

San Francisco


Rosa Kusbiantoro

Rosa Kusbiantoro

Associate Director

Hong Kong


Roger McElrath

Roger McElrath

Associate Director

San Francisco


Asako Nagai

Asako Nagai

Managing Director

Tokyo


Hong Kong


Paris


Lin Wang

Lin Wang

Director

Shanghai


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Contact the Energy and Extractives team with any questions.