This publication is an analytical compilation of the lessons learned across BPD’s thirty partnerships, involving more than 120 different organisations in 20 different countries.
The report evaluates and ranks water disclosure practices of 100 publicly traded companies in eight key sectors exposed to water-related risks. The report shows that many companies are not including material water risks and performance data in their financial filings, nor are they providing local-level water data, particularly in the context of facilities in water-stressed regions. Moreover, none of the 100 companies are providing comprehensive water data on their supply chains, an especially glaring omission given that the vast majority of many corporations' water footprint is in the supply chain.
This guide on resource revenue transparency applies the principles of the Code of Good Practices on Fiscal Transparency to the unique set of problems faced by countries that derive a significant share of revenues from natural resources. It provides a summary overview of generally recognized good or best practices for transparency of resource revenue management that can be used by countries themselves, as well as by the IMF, the World Bank, and others providing technical support.
The purpose of this study is to answer two questions: What are the economic effects of mining and mineral processing? Can we manage mineral wealth so that the economic benefits are enhanced in the short term and sustained over the long term, even as individual mines inevitably decline? The study examines these questions from the perspectives of both national economies and local communities. Chapters 2 and 3 consider the economic effects of mining on national economies and local communities. Chapters 4 and 5 then focus on managing mineral wealth. Chapter 6 summarizes the main findings and their implications.
The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CMEWA) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) organized the Joint Conference on Environmental Literacy, hosted on 6-8 October 1999 by the John Curtin International Institute at Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Australia, to address the need to make minerals graduates aware of environmental issues. The aim of the conference was to examine how – in the course of their undergraduate, further graduate and professional education – minerals professionals could gain a basic understanding of environmental issues relevant to their jobs. The conference aim was neatly summarized by one of the participants as ‘developing an environmental ethic’ for minerals students.
The purpose of this event was to bring together experts from academia, industry, government, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to discuss an important issue in business sustainability.
This booklet therefore presents a sample of M&E tools, methods and approaches, including several data collection methods, analytical frameworks, and types of evaluation and review. For each of these, a summary is provided of the following: their purpose and use; advantages and disadvantages; costs, skills, and time required; and key references.
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This Note provides guidance on basic principles and general process steps that organizations from any sector and of any size should take into account when dealing with concerns and complaints from affected communities.