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Exploring the role of alternative energy corporations in ethical supply chains and corporate peacebuilding

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posted on 2018-01-01, 00:00 authored by Natalie RalphNatalie Ralph, Linda HancockLinda Hancock
© 2018, Lynne Rienner Publishers. All rights reserved. A paradigmatic shift from carbon-intensive to alternative and renewable energy prompts the question of whether lessons learned in one era are forgotten in the next. Carbon-intensive industries (oil, gas, and coal) have not performed well on mitigating negative impacts on host community conflict, but alternative energy corporate actors can learn from them. Focusing on alternative energy companies, and specifically companies in supply chains for new-generation lithium-ion battery systems, this article illustrates companies’ connections to conflict minerals and critical materials, and how a corporate peacebuilding strategy can address a company’s impacts on conflict whether on the ground or through the supply chain. Companies reframing their corporate social responsibility to corporate peacebuilding, which includes peacemaking, are better prepared for expanding international conflict minerals and critical materials governance and emerging action on resource sustainable governance.

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Journal

Global governance

Volume

24

Issue

1

Pagination

81 - 102

Publisher

Lynne Rienner Publishers

Location

Boulder, Colo.

ISSN

1075-2846

eISSN

1942-6720

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2018, Lynne Rienner Publishers

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