Social and political risk is a threat to your business
Every mining business faces social and political risks.
Obtaining regulatory approvals, dealing with local communities, addressing the concerns of environmental activists and engaging with the media are just some of the ways in these risks present themselves.
Sometimes regarded as ‘soft issues’ and treated as less important, or less complicated, than the ‘hard issues’ of production, costs and shareholder returns.
Yet, even a casual review of the history of the industry will show many examples of viable projects curtailed, delayed or denied approval because of social and political issues.
Emergent Advisory was founded in 2014 to help mining companies develop effective strategies for mitigating social and political risk.
Emergent Advisory’s methodologies have been developed over 15 years based on David Paterson’s frontline experience working at businesses with complex reputation challenges in remote Australia, UK, Mongolia and Zambia.
They have also been informed by his wide-ranging commercial and analytical experience.
Emergent Advisory can help you go beyond “public relations” responses and develop strategies that address the causes of conflict.