news tag: Social Licence

Examples of the Curse of Resources at Work

Nigeria and Egypt are two good examples of countries suffering from the effects of the Curse of Resources.

The Curse of Resources in action –
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What is Dutch Disease/the Curse of Resources?

Some years ago I was asked by a client from the oil and gas industry to produce a risk assessment, and security plan for some of its operations in Eastern Europe. A particular focus of attention was an oil-field the

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Mitigating the Effects of the Curse of Resources: Csr Strategy

In my last blog I looked at some of the security consequences of the Curse of Resources; using the specific examples of Nigeria and Egypt.

In this blog I will look at some of the social consequences of the Curse

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Fighting the Effects of the Curse of Resources

In order to mitigate the security risks to my client in the Balkans I recommended that strenuous attempts were made to restore the company’s Social License to Operate by tackling the root causes of the problem: the negative effects of

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Different Approaches to Corporate Social Responsibility

The philosophy behind western approaches to CSR

Western approaches to the formulation of Corporate Social Responsibility strategy are overwhelmingly secular. They tend to flow out of one of a number of paradigms. We can perhaps categorise these paradigms as follows:

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