[video] Christine Bader: Extractives industry partnerships led to human rights progress

Author: Andrea Useem, Devex Impact, Published on: 18 March 2013

After nine years of working with British Petroleum as a policy development manager, Christine Bader gained a unique view into how the human rights practices of the extractives industry has evolved.“There is much more awareness and acknowledgement of the fact that building a big fence doesn’t work,” said Bader... “It just doesn’t work to block out the community around you.” Now…Bader said the partnership that created the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights helped set a new standard of practice. She credited companies like Shell and BP for working closely with nonprofits and government to create the guidelines. Looking ahead, Bader also highlighted new and emerging human rights issues for business.

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Related companies: BP Shell