This paper summarizes these expectations and, in the context of greater public and media scrutiny of the impact of business on society, describes evolving good practice on how the corporate response can be managed effectively and efficiently.
27 June 2008
IPIECA’s Social Responsibility Working Group organized a working session on Tackling Challenges to Successful Social Investment on 27th June 2008. The IPIECA Guide and this workshop seek to assist companies in understanding the challenges, addressing them, and engaging with relevant stakeholders in dialogue to further improve communication and practice in this area.
The Rockefeller Foundation was established in 1913 by John D. Rockefeller, Sr., to "promote the well-being" of humanity by addressing the root causes of serious problems. The Foundation works around the world to expand opportunities for poor or vulnerable people and to help ensure that globalization’s benefits are more widely shared. With assets of more than $3.5 billion, it is one of the few institutions to conduct such work both within the United States and internationally.
This publication outlines the IPIECA water management good practice guidelines, illustrated by a number of company case studies.
Strategic Communication for Community Driven Development (CDD): A practical guide for project managers and communication practitioners
This practical guide aims to unleash the potential added value of Strategic Communication by providing a model for the design of a comprehensive and integrated framework of Strategic Communication that supports the Community Driven Development (CDD) approach, with a strong focus on its manifestation at the community level.
Policy and Distributional Equity in Natural Resource Commodity Markets: Commodity-Chain Analysis as a Policy Tool
This project evaluates distributional equity effects of natural resource policies and broader economic governance policies—including decentralization and liberalization. It uses commodity-chain analysis to measure and explain the current distribution of benefits in a sample of domestic natural resource markets in a selection of eight to ten countries.
For Ghana, the start of oil production in late 2010 may prove to be a significant boom to the country’s economic and development ambitions. But, as many other countries have shown, it will be a difficult journey to move from the generation of oil wealth to its proper investment and to avoid potential pitfalls of corruption, social conflict, and environmental degradation.
The report shows that there are a number of routes by which oil prices impact the poor.
Mining: Partnerships for Development - Toolkit to analyze the social and economic contribution of the mining sector
Many mining companies are already involved in a wide range of in-country partnerships. One of the main challenges preventing broader uptake of the Mining: Partnerships for Development approach is a general lack of awareness of the potential benefits that partnerships can bring. Without understanding how livelihoods or governance have changed in a target community, how can a partnership claim to be effective? Making this assessment is not easy in an environment where data and analysis on the social and economic impacts of mining either do not exist, or are weak and fragmented. Presenting information around the six priority themes can improve this situation by providing an objective evidence base for assessing the social and economic contribution mining has had, or will in future make at the community, regional and national levels.
Monitoring Corporate Community Investments Linked to Extractive Industry: Quantitative & Qualitative Indicators
This tool is in draft format and under review. It is intended to help corporate community development practitioners who are not experts in monitoring and evaluation to design, implement and assess their programs in ways that include communities in the definition and realization of success, and as result have the intended impact. Importantly, this should be used as a launch pad for local application--adaptation will be essential.