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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.
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.
There are clear drivers in today's operating environment for multinationals to rethink their approaches to risk, resilience, and corporate responsibility. Here are four stakeholder trends to pay attention to this year.
In this report, we argue that stakeholder engagement must evolve from a process too often undertaken merely for the sake of doing it into a strategic priority that integrates stakeholder feedback deeply into all aspects of a company’s operations.
Our latest report introduces a new framework for the future of stakeholder engagement organized around purpose, stakeholder type, and engagement level.
BSR developed a tool to help leading companies shift from ad hoc philanthropic donations to strategic investments that make sense for both the business and the community.
At an event in March, BSR and member companies explored the future of stakeholder engagement.
New frontiers in sustainability communications could help accelerate transformation in business and society. Here, we identify three that were highlighted at the BSR Conference 2014.
This paper seeks to address the challenges faced by information and communications technology (ICT) companies working to integrate rights holder engagement into their human rights due diligence, which is a part of Principle 18 of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs).
How can technology companies engage with billions of users on potential human rights challenges?
Although some private equity firms have made initial steps in publicly disclosing their sustainability impacts, they need to go further in how—and to whom—they disclose.
Jane Church, MALD Candidate, The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy
The ever-expanding networks that connect us are changing the landscape for business, and successful companies are finding new opportunities to connect with customers and stakeholders. At the BSR Conference 2013, we heard from speakers and companies who illuminated the importance of this issue—and the business models that are tapping into these networks.