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Waiting for Barrick to walk the talk

Waiting for Barrick to walk the talk

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There is a disturbing disconnect between the pretty sustainability reports of some corporations in the extractive industries operating in Papua New Guinea, and the reality of their impacts on the environment and human rights. The disparity raises a red flag for risks pertaining to corporate governance, disclosure, corporate culture and reputation.

Of particular value as a case study in terms of reputational risk is the world’s largest gold miner, Canadian company Barrick Gold Corporation.

Damage Control

Damage Control

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Few if any companies treat reputation as a strategic issue; few if any line managers know precisely their division’s role in…

CSR = Sustainability = An Economic Imperative

CSR = Sustainability = An Economic Imperative

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There is a distinct shift globally in the investing and regulatory mood. No longer can companies…

Brand Strength Does Not = Reputation

Brand Strength Does Not = Reputation

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Brand strength does not equal reputation. Reputational risk is the gap between stakeholder expectations of corporate behaviour and our experience of it. Beware the company…

Mine Waste War – Reputation Under Fire

Mine Waste War – Reputation Under Fire

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The Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) report on DSTP in PNG shows damaging environmental impacts from Lihir…

Sunrise over Coconut Point, Astrolabe Bay, Madang, by Jan Messersmith

Reputational Risk Inseparable from Environmental Risk

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While the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill steals headlines, it is only one of many environmentally devastating activities from…

A New Capitalism, Free of Friedman

A New Capitalism, Free of Friedman

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CSR is not a marketing fad, a necessary evil or a “check the boxes” exercise. It is essential to the long-term survival…

Culture Dictates Behaviour

Culture Dictates Behaviour

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is not – as some companies seem to think – a marketing fad, a necessary evil, or a “check the boxes” exercise. It is a way of doing business. A company is in fact, either a socially responsible entity, or it isn’t…

Response Matters

Response Matters

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Most corporate communications are written and disseminated in a manner that serves the corporate purpose, stating the organisation’s case with sometimes scant regard for…

Merck – Socially Responsible?

Merck – Socially Responsible?

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If ever there was any doubt of the impact of employee behaviour and poor corporate response has on an organisation, take a look at Merck…

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