The resources industry needs more than just legal approval to operate with full support of the wider community. This Noetic Insight explores the concept of a social licence.

– by Peter Wilkinson

Australia’s natural resource endowment is world-class, extending from minerals and energy deposits to deep and productive agricultural land. As such, it is increasingly important for industry, government and regulators to engage with and reassure local communities, as well as communities with no direct connection to the resources sector. Genuinely working together must involve a cooperative approach which balances the interests of multiple land users and brings forward an engaged, informed community providing social licence to govern, regulate and operate.

You can read more about obtaining and maintaining a social licence here.