What works?

This section outlines some of the key approaches that Living Earth has learned work when seeking to develop meaningful dialogue and engagement in the context of oil and gas.  Links are provided to relevant case studies to explore the approaches further.

“Where oil companies have consulted local communities, the consultation exercises have usually been superficial and grossly inadequate … their consultation exercise may involve only one or several meetings with the key community representatives … Oil companies usually fail to consult beyond local chiefs and community leaders … such brief encounters usually result in the local people spontaneously demanding obvious amenities, such as electricity, a school or a hospital, without proper consideration of the economic cost, the local needs, the impact of such schemes or the causes of the community’s problems” (The False Developmental Promise of Corporate Social Responsibility-Frynas)




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