Corporate Social Responsibility, local people and multilevel governance of natural resources in the Russian North.

Durante, F. (Attendee)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars


Aim of the course is to attain in-depth knowledge of the multilevel governance and environmental and social issues to the use of natural resources in the Russian North.
Special attention in the course is paid to the role of non-state actors in governance of natural resources. The course focuses on how non-governmental organizations (NGOs) foster corporate social responsibility. After the general introduction to the environmental and social problems of resource extraction, the different cases of forest, renewable energy, nuclear energy, mining and oil sectors will be analyzed with a special emphasis on the situation of the local and indigenous people. On one hand the course contains knowledge about the legislation concerning e.g. land rights, participatory rights and indigenous people’s rights. On the other hand analyze, how informal rules in the extraction sector and the interplay of formal and informal rules work. The differing CSR policies and international regulation of the above-mentioned sectors are also studied.
Period4 Feb 2019 - 8 Feb 2019
Event typeCourse
LocationRovaniemi, Finland