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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

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Energy and Extractives Members

  • Aura Minerals
  • Barrick Gold Corporation
  • BP International Limited
  • Chevron Corporation
  • Freeport McMoRan Inc.
  • Goldcorp, Inc.
  • IPIECA
  • Kinross Gold Corporation
  • Kosmos Energy Ltd
  • Neste Oyj
  • New Gold Inc
  • Newmont Mining Corporation
  • Rio Tinto plc
  • Royal Dutch Shell
  • Shell Oil Company
  • Shell Wind Energy Inc.
  • Tahoe Resources Inc.
  • Total SA

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Collaborative Initiatives on Energy and Extractives

Future of Fuels

Future of Fuels

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

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Human Rights Working Group

Human Rights Working Group

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

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Value Creation through Natural Capital

Value Creation through Natural Capital

Strategic engagement for companies on managing impacts and dependencies on natural capital, biodiversity, and ecosystem services

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Meet the Team for Energy and Extractives

Farid Baddache

Farid Baddache

Managing Director

Paris


San Francisco


Hong Kong


Roger McElrath

Roger McElrath

Associate Director

San Francisco


Tokyo


Peter Nestor

Peter Nestor

Associate Director

San Francisco


Alison Taylor

Alison Taylor

Director, Sustainability Management

New York


Paris


Lin Wang

Lin Wang

Director

Shanghai


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Contact the Energy and Extractives team with any questions.

Our Insights on Energy and Extractives

10 Human Rights Priorities for the Extractives Sector

Primers

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

Blog

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

Blog

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

Blog

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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