This website provides practical knowledge and tools focusing on social, environmental and economic development issues for companies, civil society, local and regional governments.
This article describes the Alcoa efforts for the R$3.5 billion project to be seen as a model for responsible business in the Amazon.
Community Development and Local Conflict: A Resource Document for Practitioners in the Extractive Sector [DRAFT]
This tool is in draft format and under review. It is intended to provide guidance to practitioners to understand and navigate conflict in community development in the context of the extractive industries sector (e.g., oil, gas and mining). The primary intended audience for the guidance is personnel at extractive companies – including project managers and community relations/sustainable development managers in the field and in headquarters.
Tool to Identify and Prioritize Local Business Opportunities, The tool is split into a Matrix (Step 1), and working tools (Steps 2, 3 and 4). The Matrix and tools will guide your through the multi-step process of: • Identifying potential goods and services for local procurement • Segmenting short-listed opportunities according to three levels: low risk/easy to higher risk/difficult • Prioritizing opportunities to tackle in the short, medium and long term
Managing Risk and Maintaining License to Operate: Participatory Planning and Monitoring in the Extractive Industries
This study explores how communities and companies can engage in co-planning and monitoring to ensure sustainable local development benefits from the extraction of resources. Within the context of a spectrum of participation a variety of tools and mechanisms are presented in the paper. Some of these tools have been used primarily in the public sector, however companies stand to benefit from the tools in forms that are adapted to context, as they are potential vehicles to increase transparency, and thus accountability of companies, communities and governments.
Community-Driven Development: Key Design Principles for Design and Implementation of Community-Driven Development Programs
Can Community-Driven Development (CDD) be supported on a large scale so that many communities can each simultaneously drive investment decisions? The World Bank has identified 10 principles to guide policy formulation and program design and to enhance the effectiveness and sustainability of support to CDD. These principles are listed and discussed in detail and emerged from an analysis of large-scale CDD programs that received positive evaluations and from a series of consultations between the World Bank and leading practitioners.
EITI Capacity-Building Workshop for Civil Society Representatives from Western and Central Africa and
From 26 November to 5 December, 2005, the international campaign “Publish What You Pay" (PWYP), with the support of other partners, organized two workshops: the first was a capacity-building workshop for representatives of civil society organizations (CSOs) from central and western Africa; the second was a meeting to review the regional PWYP strategy.
The report reveals that the top three global business risks for mining and metals in 2011 and 2012 are resource nationalism, skills shortage and infrastructure access. The top 10 business risks facing the sector are identified through our discussions with mining and metals leaders and from our analysis of organizations around the world. While this is not an exhaustive list of risks, it provides a snapshot of the most significant challenges currently facing the sector.
A practicioner's guide to undertaking social impact assessment at the project level for IFC-financed projects.
Coal is a vital global energy source - not only does coal provide electricity, but it is also an essential fuel for steel and cement production, and other industrial activities. Technologies are continuously being developed to increase the ways in which coal can be utilised, to improve the efficiency of coal, and to meet environmental challenges.