Mark Jenkins advises clients on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), security and risk management issues affecting the viability of on and off-shore energy, mining and infrastructure sector projects in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Mark’s experience has been focussed on creating reliable community support for projects through the development of a Social License to Operate (SLO) based on effective CSR initiatives. The success of these initiatives has been based on a thorough understanding of local environmental, commercial, and cultural dynamics, especially Islamic ones.
Previous projects have included the development of a SLO among local Bedouin tribesmen for a major construction industry client in a remote part of the Sinai Desert; organising security plans for a Brazilian construction company operating on the northern borders of Mozambique; advising an Austrian oil and gas company attempting to recover its SLO among disaffected Romanian communities; and developing initiatives on behalf of a senior member of the Jordanian royal family that are designed to support Jordan’s traditional tribal communities.
Mark Jenkins studied theology at King’s College in London, was commissioned as a regular officer in the British Army and served with the Welsh Guards in Central America, Central Asia and Africa as well as on the staff of Field Marshal Lord Guthrie, and regularly teaches Islamic and environmental business ethics to university level in the UK.
Mark is also part of the practice’s ESG team and advises on and participates in ESG audits for clients.