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Overcoming a key barrier to stakeholder empowerment in the extractive industries

Publication date:

2 020

Source:

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI)

Source URL:

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI)

Source URL:

http://ccsi.columbia.edu/the-politics-of-transparency-and-accountability/

Publication type:

Toolkit

Publication URL:

Go to resource

Publication URL:

http://ccsi.columbia.edu/files/2020/12/Overcoming-a-key-barier-to-stakeholder...

Negotiation stage:

2. Pre-Negotiation

Sector:

Extractive Industries Investment Mining Oil & Gas

Long description:

Informational asymmetries can both reflect and perpetuate power asymmetries, undermining governance and development outcomes along the way. This piece, by CCSI's Senior Fellow Tom Mitro, proposes a tool for addressing one of the informational barriers to leveling the playing field between global extractives companies and host country government officials and communities.

By drawing on impartial publicly-available information on company social and environmental track records, the tool could be used in a variety of ways to empower host governments and communities in their dealings with these companies.

Anyone interested in exploring a possible pilot of this tool should contact CCSI at ptoled@law.columbia.edu.

Roadmap references:

Pre-Negotiation Stage Prepare and Manage the Tender Process Prepare for the Negotiation Develop a Negotiation Position

Topics:

Background Reading Contractual Terms

Languages:

English