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The "social licence to operate" began as a metaphor to bring attention to the need for companies to earn acceptance from their host communities. Today, it is a necessary management framework for complex times.A social licence strategy is essentially a stakeholder engagement strategy for navigating complex socio-political environments. This book provides the framework, tools and case studies a company needs to create a foundation for truly sustainable community development.This 90-minute guide will enable you to: define the social licence to operate; make the business case for actively managing your social licence to operate; measure the social licence to operate; develop a step-by-step plan to restore, build, maintain and enhance your company’s social licence; and report on your social licence.This book is for managers in any company facing rising social scrutiny due to unwanted social or environmental impacts. You may be working in natural resources, renewable energy, oil and gas, forestry, construction, manufacturing, retail, food processing, pharmaceuticals or any industry that is facing rising stakeholder expectations and increasing criticism.
The concept of earning a 'social licence to operate' (SLO) emerged in the mining industry in the 1990s as one important way in which the social dimensions of mineral development activities can be considered and addressed by mining governance actors. It implies that local communities have issued their support for a mining project that is located proximate to them and that this support is broad-based and ongoing. Where a SLO is not issued by local communities, the potential for financial, regulatory, and reputational costs for mining companies significantly increases, and in some instances projects may become unable or unviable to advance. While valuable research has begun to emerge on the SLO, there remain some notable research gaps. In particular, a need for additional empirical and theoretical research that uncovers those factors leading to the issuance (or non-issuance) of a SLO at different mining operations has been identified. Such research is needed in order to develop an understanding of which mining governance models function best and in what combination, and how model effectiveness varies through differing social, political, and economic contexts. Research of this type has important implications for the sustainable development of global mineral resources, as it can help identify ways in which desirable mining-community outcomes can be achieved and local conflict avoided. In an effort to address this research gap, this thesis sought to explore the governance dimensions of SLO and the obstacles and opportunities associated with its effective implementation in the mining industry. This thesis is presented in manuscript format, but has been prepared in such a way as to comprise a conceptual whole. Introductory and methodological chapters are first presented, followed by four manuscripts of publication quality and length. Concluding remarks and supplementary research materials are provided at the end of the thesis. The research conducted for this thesis was qualitative in nature and employed comparative case study methodologies, key informant interviewing, participant observation, and a comprehensive literature review. In the manuscripts that follow, the origins of the SLO concept are explored from the perspective of governance and sustainability theories, and the complex role of state, market, civil society, and hybrid governance and institutional arrangements in shaping SLO outcomes are reviewed. The thesis then presents a complex systems-based analytic framework for assessing SLO determinants and outcomes in the mining industry and applies it to a case study of the Red Dog Mine in Alaska, USA. Following this, the results of a comparative case study analysis of four international mining operations (i.e. Red Dog Mine in Alaska, USA; Minto Mine in Yukon, Canada; the proposed Tambogrande Mine in Peru, and; the Ok Tedi Mine in Papua New Guinea) are presented, using the complex systems approach previously described. The thesis then discusses five `guiding principles' for establishing a SLO that emerged from the analysis, including: 1) context is key; 2) a social licence to operate is built on relationships; 3) sustainability is a dominant concern for communities; 4) local benefits provision and public participation play a crucial role; and 5) adaptability is needed to confront complexity. Refined conceptualizations of the SLO that emerged during the research are also explored and new definitions of SLO and a resilient SLO are presented. The thesis then describes a series of guidelines for SLO analysis and management in the mining industry, which mineral developers must address in an iterative manner. They include: 1) address SLO prerequisites; 2) analyze the SLO context; 3) overcome key SLO challenges; 4) build a meaningful SLO; and 5) ongoing monitoring and adaptive management. A discussion of research contributions, limitations, and future research needs is also provided at the end of this thesis.
A distinctive and direct guide to legitimacy in business, focusing on the new benchmark of a 'Social License to Operate'. Featuring case studies of what is and isn't working, this book explains how business owners and CSR professionals can integrate legitimacy into the heart of their company strategy, beyond CSR and good PR.
This edited collection is the culmination of a comparative project on 'Voices at Work' funded by the Leverhulme Trust 2010 - 2013. The book aims to shed light on the problematic concept of worker 'voice' by tracking its evolution and its complex interactions with various forms of law. Contributors to the volume identify the scope for continuity of legal approaches to voice and the potential for change in a sample of industrialised English speaking common law countries, namely Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, and USA. These countries, facing broadly similar regulatory dilemmas, have often sought to borrow and adapt certain legal mechanisms from one another. The variance in the outcomes of any attempts at 'borrowing' seems to demonstrate that, despite apparent membership of a 'common law' family, there are significant differences between industrial systems and constitutional traditions, thereby casting doubt on the notion that there are definitive legal solutions which can be applied through transplantation. Instead, it seems worth studying the diverse possibilities for worker voice offered in divergent contexts, not only through traditional forms of labour law, but also such disciplines as competition law, human rights law, international law and public law. In this way, the comparative study highlights a rich multiplicity of institutions and locations of worker voice, configured in a variety of ways across the English-speaking common law world. This book comprises contributions from many leading scholars of labour law, politics and industrial relations drawn from across the jurisdictions, and is therefore an exceedingly comprehensive comparative study. It is addressed to academics, policymakers, legal practitioners, legislative drafters, trade unions and interest groups alike. Additionally, while offering a critique of existing laws, this book proposes alternative legal tools to promote engagement with a multitude of 'voices' at work and therefore foster the effective deployment of law in industrial relations.
The interplay between human rights and investments is a key and complex issue in today’s world. To take stock of this importance and to tackle this complexity, this Research Handbook offers a unique multi-faceted approach. It gathers in-depth contributions which focus on the interplay between human rights and investments in various international legal regimes, economic sectors and regions. It also provides thorough analyses of the various types of accountability that may result from the activities of multinational corporations in relation to human rights. This Research Handbook is intended for practitioners, policy-makers, academics and students eager to understand the interaction between human rights and investments in all its dimensions.​
This unique book combines a colourful history of Bolivian politics with some of the most advanced quantitative techniques yet developed for socio-political risk analysis. This is the story of how a foreign-owned private sector mining company (Minera San Cristobal - MSC) earned, lost, and regained its social licence to operate. Robert Boutilier and Ian Thomson, leading experts in stakeholder management theory and practice, transform the concept of the SLO from a metaphor to a management tool. The book traces the development of new concepts and measures in the field of stakeholder engagement while following the narrative of a community struggling with a fundamental change in its identity from a declining, malnourished llama-herding village to one of the richest towns in Bolivia. This remarkable story will inspire practitioners in the field of stakeholder management; it will provide an invaluable roadmap for professionals working on land re-use projects in the energy, mining, and conservation sectors; it will make stakeholder relations concepts and techniques accessible to students through an engaging and in-depth case study; and it will open your eyes to one of the most fascinating accounts of how two different cultures collided and then came together to address different but aligned goals.
This is the world’s first complete reference on CSR, compiled by the Institute for Corporate Cultural Affairs (the ICCA). The entries have been written by leading experts, leading global thinkers and CSR practitioners. In these pages lie the answers to questions such as: What do we mean by CSR? In what way are organizations viewed as citizens of the countries in which they operate? How does a company know when it is operating in a sustainable way What is ethical investment? The reference also lists and describes the most important organizations and landmarks in the field of CSR. The book comprises 339 terms, which are split into core concepts, key words and definitions to form the standard reference for managers, academics, teachers, students, officials and volunteers in the field of CSR. This is a timely and innovative contribution to the field of Corporate Social Responsibility – the definitive terminology reference on CSR, business society relations and the organizations and standards in the field.

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