“We Want to Bring Everyone on Board but It’s Quite Difficult”: Responsibilization via the Newmont Ahafo Development Foundation



In this chapter, Andrews assesses how the CSR discourse speaks the corporation into being in specific ways for example through the activities of the Newmont Ahafo Development Foundation (NADeF). The goal is to showcase how such an award-winning CSR activity facilitates the enactment of a corporation that is concerned about the long-term development of affected communities. Andrews also explores what he regards as the five ‘sticky’ elements that underlie the process of responsibilization, including inadequate participation of affected communities, failure/inability to prioritize their needs, and the non-existence or inadequacy of governmental commitment to host communities. These ‘sticky’ elements underscore how, despite the challenges NADeF faces in implementing its various interventions, Newmont uses it to solidify its place in society as morally conscious and socially responsible.


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  1. 1.Department of Global and International StudiesUniversity of Northern British ColumbiaPrince GeorgeCanada

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