Security, Rights & Development Roundtable


Event Archive


Roundtable No. 126 - Informed and Educated Communities and Other Stakeholders

May 7, 2015 | Washington, D.C.

Join us for our next Security, Rights & Development Roundtable meeting which will take place on Thursday, May 7. Information may be power, but it should also be seen as empowering. Many conflicts occur due to a lack of information and understanding. This Roundtable will examine how informing and educating communities, landowners, and other stakeholders can improve understanding. The panel will look at the importance of educating communities and landowners, as well as focusing on how information can even empower certain other stakeholders such as artisanal miners, not only reducing conflict but fostering economic development.


Roundtable No. 124 - Managing First Contact

November 3, 2014 | Washington, D.C.

Please join us for our next Security, Rights & Development Roundtable (formerly the Human Rights and Business Roundtable) meeting on Tuesday, December 16, focusing on managing first contact and issues associated with Free Prior & Informed Consent (FPIC). The actions of a company in the very beginning of exploration can significantly shape community perceptions, attitudes, and expectations well into the future of a project. This Roundtable will focus on how to ensure that projects get off to a good start with all stakeholders, and how ensuring success at the beginning can help to achieve a stable operating environment in the future.


Roundtable No. 123 - Engaging with Host Government Security Forces

November 3, 2014 | Washington, D.C.

Please join us for our next Security, Rights & Development Roundtable (formerly the Human Rights and Business Roundtable) meeting on Tuesday, November 4, focusing on engaging with host government security forces. Operating alongside public security forces is a near constant reality for extractive industry companies, and the actions of those forces can heavily influence the stability—or otherwise—of a company’s operational environment. This Roundtable will examine steps that companies can take to reasonably influence public security forces for the better.


Roundtable No. 122 - Beyond Grievance and Feedback Mechanisms: Access to Remedy

September 15, 2014 | Washington, D.C.

Please join us for our next Security, Rights & Development Roundtable (formerly the Human Rights and Business Roundtable) meeting on Monday, September 15, focusing on remedy. In 2013, the Roundtable examined the basics of Grievances (and Feedback) Mechanisms. This Roundtable will dive deeper into this subject matter, and will focus on access to remedy, a key pillar of the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights. We will also consider how companies taking preventive measures, including better relationships and engagement siwht the community, can help to reduce the incidence of grievances in the first place.


Roundtable No. 121 - Maritime Security and the Extractive Industry

June 17, 2014 | Washington, D.C.

Maritime security is a critical component of the security landscape, and is a major source of risk for nearly every company. Whether it be threats against off-shore exploration, relations with affected communities on the water, or even port security issues in the supply chain, this Roundtable will examine the importance and relevance of maritime security.


Roundtable No. 120 - Measuring Impact in Implementation

April 21, 2014 | Washington, D.C.

The success or otherwise of the implementation of security and human rights programs can often be difficult to measure. Regardless, interested parties demand that monitoring and evaluation provide demonstrable results of the effectiveness of implementation projects. This Roundtable will examine how the effectiveness of implementation can be measured.


Roundtable No. 119 - Human Rights Compliance in the Supply Chain

February 19, 2014 | Washington, D.C.

Increasingly, companies are being held to account not only for their own actions, but also for those of vendors, suppliers, sub-contractors, and other companies within their supply chain. This Roundtable will examine various supply chain standards and how companies can help to ensure compliance on human rights standards by their supply chains.


Roundtable No. 118 - Grievance Mechanisms

December 17, 2013 | Washington, D.C.

The ability of local communities to air grievances with, or provide feedback to, extractive companies is of critical importance, not only so that problems can be properly resolved, but also so that companies may be aware of - and be able to deal with - serious concerns before they spiral out of control. This Roundtable will focus on good designs for grievance and feedback mechanisms and how they can be successfully implemented and sustained. The Roundtable will also give some attention to a very fundamental aspect of such mechanisms - what should they be called?


Roundtable No. 116 - Environment as a Source of Conflict

September 12, 2013 | Washington, D.C.

Environmental concerns have gained significant attention. Companies, governments and communities are doing more than ever before to try to protect the environment. Unfortunately, fears, misinformation, accidents, poor actors, and poor communications can still lead environmental issues to become a source of conflict, even violent conflict. This Roundtable will examine past case studies and explore how things can be done and communicated differently to mitigate the potential for conflict.