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Emerging Issue: Assessing the Cost of Stakeholder-Related Risks

In his latest report to the U.N. Human Rights Council, John Ruggie, the U.N. Special Representative on Business and Human Rights, highlighted the significant costs associated with stakeholder challenges and resistance to company operations.  The report noted that one company consulted by his office may have experienced a US $6.5 billion “value erosion” over a two-year period as a result of non-technical factors, including stakeholder opposition. 

The Special Representative’s report stated that stakeholder challenges to company operations,… More