Peacemaking and the Extractive Industries addresses a significant gap in research on the political and diplomatic role of multinational corporations in peace processes in intrastate conflict: Corporate Peacemaking. The author focuses on corporations in the oil and mining sectors, supporting or participating in peace negotiations and mediation. The chapters explore national-level peace processes, as well as those at community and global levels. While the focus is on extractive companies, the findings are valuable to companies from all industries looking at peace-related processes.
This ground-breaking book gives a comprehensive picture of how Corporate Peacemaking currently works, how it can be developed and implemented, and how it is likely to impact global governance and corporate culture in the future.
The book demonstrates that Corporate Peacemaking has the potential to be a powerful element in international governance and peace efforts; and Ralph shows through the business case that companies, as well as communities, will benefit.
Ralph presents a new framework for Corporate Peace that will assist companies from all sectors in countries experiencing violent conflict, in addition to instability, human rights abuses and poor governance. Based on rigorous academic research with practical case studies, it is essential reading for practitioners, academics, policy-makers and NGOs.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, Chairman of the Foundation for the Global CompactForeword by Per L. Saxegaard, Founder and Chairman of the Business for Peace Foundation1. Overview2. Why explore CPM?3. CR and human rights: leading to CPM4. Assisting the transformation of war economies to peace economies5. Conceptualising CPM6. Implementing the CPM Framework7. What is happening on the ground? Case studies of CPM8. Assessing the case studies9. Cosmopolitan corporate peaceReferencesAbout the author