On behalf of a disaster–response operation, we assisted with a stakeholder approach to the development of a short-medium and long–term recovery strategy on the U.S. Gulf Coast. The stakeholder–based approach was incorporated into a major oil companies’ strategy that balanced issues of liability with its responsibilities in its footprint of operations. Learn More
Agriculture & Sugar + Sugar Ethanol
Our development of strategic approaches to Corporate Social Responsibility and social due diligence in sugar cane field of the Caribbean, Brazil and Costa Rica focused on both labor issues as it drew from both international law and domestic standards. By using CSR principles and standards as a point of departure, we assisted our corporate clients with the development of in–house CSR capabilities. As expert advisers to a major U.S. law-firm, we reviewed ‘best practices’ and a variety of options toward meeting international certification standards in Brazil, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic.
Oil, Mining and Pipelines
We developed stakeholder strategies for a major pipeline company, human rights road map for a transnational mining company and strategic approaches to recovery for a petroleum company following the spill on the U.S. Gulf. Our strategic approach for to the World Bank group regarding mine-shut downs in East Europe assisted with the development of a local supply–chain approach to development projects. Our report, produced for the Bank’s Oil and Gas Division, helped shape World Bank strategy to Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives. Our strategic Road Map for a major U.S. based international mining company regarding their operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo offered one point of departure for International Finance Corporation approach to human rights.
International & Domestic Agencies
We produced a strategic approach to civilian–military coordination in complex humanitarian emergencies that served as a founding project to the Kennedy School at Harvard, Forging Peace. We also produced reports for USAID on Corporate Social Responsibility in the Global South, and, with the Department of Defense and Tech Med, Rethinking Medical Policy on Land Mine Injuries, and, for a USAID project, assessed post-Soviet health care reform in Central Asia. For the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, the Sustain the Globe prinicpal served as spokesperson to the United States, delivering a variety of briefings to the U.S. Congress, major corporations, and major domestic and international press.
American Indian Energy-Producing Tribes
Strategic approach to assist tribe in its efforts to develop a tribal energy policy that would exercise a maximum degree of sovereignty and control over the conditions of development on tribal lands.
Clients, including Human Rights Watch, The International Committee of the Red Cross, Amnesty International and the Natural Resources Defense Council, utilized our work to help shape policy on issues that involve CSR and published articles on topics.