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Roundtable No. 129 - Human Rights in Certification Frameworks

October 29, 2015 | Washington, D.C.

Join us for our next Security, Rights & Development Roundtable meeting which will take place on Thursday, October 29. As certification frameworks become more commonly accepted by industry in addressing various aspects of business operations, some issues present challenges in how to quantify, let alone certify. This Roundtable will address the issue of human rights in both certification systems and voluntary standards, and how such a broad and important topic can be quantified and assessed.

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Roundtable No. 128 - Managing the Relationship with Host Governments

September 24, 2015 | Washington, D.C.

Join us for our next Security, Rights & Development Roundtable meeting which will take place on Thursday, September 24. When companies pursue new operations overseas, particularly within extractives industries, engagement with the host government can often be met with unforeseen challenges. Whether it is in the form of governance and transparency issues, legislative road blocks, revenue disputes, political instability or human rights and public security force complications; the long term success of a large scale development project can sometimes hinge on the relationship the company has with the host government.

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Roundtable No. 127 - Renewable Energy Sector: Lessons from the Extractive Industries

June 22, 2015 | Washington, D.C.

Join us for our next Security, Rights & Development Roundtable meeting which will take place on Monday, June 22. The renewable energy sector faces many of the same operational challenges and complexities as large scale development projects in other sectors. These renewable projects can have effects on communities in many of the same ways as the oil, gas, and mining industries. This Roundtable will seek to understand those challenges and explore what lessons can be learned from the experiences of other industries operating in fragile environments.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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