2011 Conference Videos: Natural Resource Extraction - Overcoming the Resource Curse

Extractive industries generate millions of dollars for African countries. Many extractive Canadian industries have robust Corporate Social Responsibility programs, objectives and activities. However, here is a disconnect between the language and the priorities of the extractive industry and the language and priorities of the development sector. The extractive industry takes pride in contributing to the GDP of the countries in which they operate and in minimizing risks to health, safety and security by having good CSR policies.

Given the same resources, are there ways that extractive companies can improve their benefit to the communities in which they work?

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