A Public Governance Look at CSR

CSR as a Modality for Governments to Encourage Contributions to Public Policy Objectives in the Exploitation of Arctic Natural Resources

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    Abstract

    Natural resource exploitation in the Arctic generally does not encounter the problems associated with weak public governance that have marred several resource-rich countries elsewhere in the world and led to calls for CSR as private governance. This paper posits that in Arctic states CSR offers interesting potential for public regulators to steer private/public-private resource exploitation towards increased contributions to public sustainability and welfare state objectives. The significance of CSR policies and practices as private governance modalities towards risk management and as competition parameters combine with normative guidance based on CSR norms (e.g. the UN Global Compact, OECD’s Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the UN Guidelines on Business and Human Rights). Focusing on debates concerning resource extraction operations in Greenland and the pertinent policy framework, this paper discusses the potential which CSR may hold as a governance modality for public regulators to encourage contributions of extractives industry operators towards sustainable Arctic development.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationICASS VIII : Book of Abstracts
    Place of PublicationPrince George, BC
    PublisherUniversity of Northern British Columbia
    Publication date2014
    Pages12
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventInternational Congress of Arctic Social Sciences. ICASS VIII: Northern Sustainabilities - University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
    Duration: 22 May 201426 May 2014
    Conference number: 8
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    ConferenceInternational Congress of Arctic Social Sciences. ICASS VIII
    Number8
    Location University of Northern British Columbia
    CountryCanada
    CityPrince George, British Columbia
    Period22/05/201426/05/2014
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    Buhmann, K 2014, A Public Governance Look at CSR: CSR as a Modality for Governments to Encourage Contributions to Public Policy Objectives in the Exploitation of Arctic Natural Resources. in ICASS VIII: Book of Abstracts. University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, BC, pp. 12, Prince George, British Columbia, Canada, 22/05/2014.

    A Public Governance Look at CSR : CSR as a Modality for Governments to Encourage Contributions to Public Policy Objectives in the Exploitation of Arctic Natural Resources. / Buhmann, Karin .

    ICASS VIII: Book of Abstracts. Prince George, BC : University of Northern British Columbia, 2014. p. 12.

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