AUTHOR: International Alert
LAST UPDATED: March 2005
TYPE OF TOOL: Handbook
KEYWORDS: environmental management, conflict sensitivity, minerals, land and land use, fuel and
energy, water, International Alert, handbook
FORMAT: Downloadable PDF document, 195 pages
LANGUAGES: English, Spanish
http://www.international-alert.org/ (International Alert)
ABOUT THE TOOL: “Conflict-sensitive business practice: Guidance for extractive industries consists
of guidance on doing business in societies at risk of conflict for field managers working across a
range of business activities, as well as headquarters staff in political risk, security, external relations
and social performance departments. It provides information on understanding conflict risk through a
series of practical documents, including: introduction to conflict-sensitive business practice (CSBP),
including an overview of the regulatory; environment for doing business in conflict-risk states;
screening tool for early identification of conflict risk; macro-level conflict risk and impact assessment
tool; project-level conflict risk and impact assessment tool; special guidance on key flashpoint issues
where conflict could arise at any point during a company’s operation.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: “International Alert has been working for 30 years with people directly
affected by conflict to find peaceful solutions. Our vision is for a world where people seek to resolve
their differences peacefully; a world where, when people seek better lives for their families and
communities, they are able to manage any conflicts that may arise with honesty and wisdom, without
resorting to violence. Our mission is to build a more peaceful world by:
1. Working with people directly affected by conflict to find peaceful solutions.
2. Shaping policies and practices to support peace.
3. Collaborating with all those striving for peace to strengthen our collective voice and impact.
We work in over 30 countries and territories and have offices in 18 countries.”
INTENDED USER: Filed managers and headquarters staff of businesses engaged in extractive
industries, particularly in societies at risk of conflict.