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Putting social license to operate on the map: A social, actuarial and political risk and licensing model (SAP Model)

Sara Bice, Martin Brueckner and Christof Pforr

Resources Policy, 2017, vol. 53, issue C, 46-55

Abstract: The social license to operate, as promoted within the fields of corporate social responsibility and impact assessment studies, has entered the business mainstream, especially in the mining and extractives sector. While it is invoked increasingly as a means of claiming legitimacy, the concept remains conflicted, implying that the social license terrain may be more complex and broader than conventional conceptualizations suggest.

Keywords: Corporate social responsibility; Social license; Political license; Risk framework; Mining; Extractives; Actuarial risk (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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