There are more than 800 ongoing conflicts involving the extractive industries (mining, gas and oil) and communities impacted by extractive activity. Most of these conflicts are in the developing countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America. Extractives industries promote their corporate social responsibility (CSR) and multi-stakeholder initiatives (MSIs) as ways to minimize conflicts.
However, despite flaunting their impressive CSR credentials multinational corporations find themselves in conflict with the communities in which they operate because of the negative social and environmental impacts of mining and extraction.
Bobby Banerjee provides a critical analysis of these conflicts and offers a community based framework that can enable a more progressive approach to the governance of natural resource extraction. Gabriela Quijano responds from her campaigning experience.
See Bobby Banerjee’s slides CSR and Conflict.