This component of the Effectiveness Study (see above) discusses 22 types of methods within the Environmental Impact Assessment process, and presents overall thoughts on the appropriate use of such methods.
As national governments and international institutions focus on cutting poverty in half to meet the Millennium Development Goals, a new UNRISD report warns that current approaches that target the poor or separate poverty from broader processes of economic growth and development are misconceived. In addition, they will leave approximately one billion people destitute in 2015.
The benefits and risks of extractive industries (EI) are often measured broadly at the community level, but fail to distinguish the impact on men and women. Evidence suggests that a gender bias exists in the distribution of risks and benefits in EI projects: benefits accrue to men in the form of employment and income, while the costs, such as family/social disruption, and environmental degradation, fall most heavily on women. Simply put, women often do not benefit sufficiently from the economic opportunities that oil, gas, and mining operations can provide to communities. This document offers guidelines for mainstreaming gender into extractives industries projects and is accompanied by a presentation of the guide.
This document provides typical questions relating to the management of social issues in oil and gas projects. It is neither a guidance document nor a template for social impact assessment. Ten lists of questions consider a range of social issues that might be encountered in oil and gas life cycle. They provide a tool to help with social planning issues and are targeted to project management to help them identify questions that may be important in their leadership role and to business and project teams, to help them identify questions that may be important in project development and management.
This working paper by the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining Sustainable Minerals Institute outlines tools, procedures, and resources in community risks and opportunities.
FSG Social Impact Advisors is a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating social progress by advancing the practice of philanthropy and corporate social responsibility.
This working document provides an overview of some basic facts and societal challenges related to water. It has been developed by the WBCSD secretariat and is intended to support the ongoing dialogue within the WBCSD membership and with other stakeholders in civil society and government.
SEAT represents an international best practice in sustainable community development: BSR believes SEAT represents industry best practice compared to analogous tools and processes across the industry. This assessment is based on findings from the interviews conducted with stakeholders in Australia, Brazil, China, Namibia, the United Kingdom and the United States, and supported by BSR’s own knowledge and experience in community development.
Transparency International has produced this Guidance Document to the Business Principles for Countering Bribery to provide background and clarification to the Business Principles and to assist enterprises implementing or reviewing their anti bribery Programs. The Business Principles are intended for use by enterprises both as a tool that reflects good anti-bribery practice and for benchmarking an enterprise’s own practices. They should be used as a starting point for assessing or developing practice.
This report explores the key environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities identified by the UN Global Compact of human rights, labour standards in the supply chain, environment and anti-corruption.