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In case you missed it, here is a link to the clip of Jim Sisco, President of ENODO Global, on Special Report with Bret Baier discussing the unrest in Yemen. Watch the Clip (Starts at 1:35) ...

In Arequipa, Peru, more than 100 protestors blocked the road on the afternoon of September 1st to express their frustrations with a waste water project associated with the Cerro Verde mine.  The road closure affected more than construction and mine vehicles from using the road; busses and local traffic were also stopped and residents of the surrounding area were frustrated by the inconvenience caused by the protests. This event demonstrates the impact a small group of villagers can have when they feel their grievances are ignored.  While...

Since the collapse of the Qaddafi regime in 2011, Libya has struggled to develop a cohesive, inclusive government.  Regional and political differences, existing and expanding patronage and influence networks, and deeply rooted tribal and militia dynamics create roadblocks to establishing a stable, effective government capable of delivering security and services to its citizens.  Oil, the country’s most lucrative and important resource, is a driving force for competition between political, tribal and militia groups vying for control of Libya’s oil production and export.  Unfortunately for Libya’s...

The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa resulted in the evacuation of Western NGOs and corporate employees.  This reaction is understandable as there is no specific treatment or vaccination for the disease, and it is fatal for an estimated 60-65% of the infected population.  This outbreak has been especially difficult to contain, as it impacts multiple West African nations.   The World Health Organization labeled it a public health emergency and is calling for international assistance to combat it. China has most visibly lent its support through...

What started as a class action lawsuit between a community in Ecuador and gas giant Chevron has turned into a 21-year international court battle, which shows no signs of stopping soon.  In December, a New York judge ordered Chevron to pay a $9 billion settlement for ecological damages in Ecuador; in March, another judge rescinded the decision. Texaco operated in the Amazon beginning in the mid-1960s until 1992.  During that time, Texaco was reported to have caused severe environmental damage.  After the first legal motions were...

Executives have a responsibility to maximize shareholder value. In today’s operating environment, communities have the ability to decrease corporate profits through litigation, agitation, protests and violence. A 2009 Harvard study, The Costs of Conflict with Local Communities in the Extractive Industry, identified these costs and their cascading effects across industries and sectors. Increased costs are generally attributable to three main areas: lost productivity from work delays, diversion of management time to deal with conflicts, and the suspension or abandonment of projects. Lost Productivity: The Harvard study...

Jim Sisco, President of ENODO Global details how local populations have the ability to impact political risk, economic risk and even transfer risk. "Security managers within oil and gas and mineral extraction industries are feeling the pinch. They seek solutions to counter an increased number of threats including cyber intrusion and supply chain disruption. "In today’s globally interconnected world, societies are the convergent point for the majority of risks that companies face. For multinational corporations operating in frontier markets, local populations have the ability to impact...

On the sidelines of the Africa Oil and Gas Summit in London, Jim Sisco, president of ENODO Global, was interviewed for Newsbase's article "How to get along: Companies are failing to join up the dots in terms of how they get along with host communities."  Jim discussed how oil and gas companies operating in Africa should be much more aware of the possibilities of unrest from civil society and the politics of investment.  The Newsbase special report, which includes the article, can be purchased from Newsbase...