The social licence to operate has been a central concept in the mining industry lexicon for the past two decades.
CSR & Sustainability
The International Trade Union Confederation is determined that no worker is left behind in the transition to a new economy.
That’s the question asked by civilians, terrorism experts and security forces in the aftermath of a terrorist attack, as rolling coverage brings images of chaos in cities around the globe.
In whatever form it takes, the scourge of slavery remains tangled in the supply chains of too many industries.
When Anne Glover was appointed as the first chief scientific adviser to the European Commission in 2011, her role soon caused controversy characterised by mistrust between critics and supporters of the role.
Despite recurrent reputational crises that seem to indicate a lack of attention to societal values, such as the recent Volkswagen case, there are corporations that have started investing in what we call ‘value communication’.
How many times have I been at academic symposia, street demonstrations or in classrooms and been told that “capitalism is in crisis” or that “capitalism is the devil’s work” or “capitalism is incompatible with equality”?
The natural resources industry is one of the key contributors to modern society as, without raw materials, the lifestyle that so many of us enjoy today would not be possible.
All too often social, community and environmental initiatives are written up as case studies, as positive things to do with a smattering of public relations fluff thrown in to emphasise how good the company is to do them.