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New Virtual Training

October 2020

 BCS is offering virtual training programs that build capacities to deliver impact assessments, plans to manage social risks and to become fully compliant with international standards 

Baltimore is among 20 or more states and localities suing oil and gas companies for damages resulting from climate change. The Baltimore case is before the Supreme Court on the issue of whether such cases must be litigated in federal courts (assumed to be more sympathetic to the companies)

George P. Shultz is a former U.S. secretary of labor, treasury and state, and was director of the Office of Management and Budget. He is a distinguished fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. He turns 100 this month. Dec. 13 marks my turning 100 years young. I’ve learned much over that time, but looking back, I’m struck that there is one lesson I learned early and then relearned over and over: Trust is the coin of the realm. When trust was in the room, whatever room that was — the family room, the schoolroom, the locker room, the office room, the government room or the military room — good things happened. When trust was not in the room, good things did not happen. Everything else is details.

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Fred Wood, Ph.D. (1938 – 2020)

Dr. Fred Wood, first Senior Advisor and enthusiastic supporter of BCS, passed away peacefully on June 29th, with his wife, Susan, by his side.
After a long and distinguished career in international development, Fred brought his experience and insight to BCS as it promoted a form of development that focused on the intersection of large corporate activity and community development. Fred was integral to the first BCS project on mining revenue transparency for Oxfam America and continued to provide advice thereafter. He will be sorely missed.