The Canadian Council for Chief Executives (CCCE) is advocating for a shared value approach for Aboriginal participation in natural resource projects. Highlights of a recent position paper by CCCE, with quotes from The Honourable John Manley, CCCE's President and CEO, appeared in a recent Globe & Mail article: CEOs urge governments to promote native input in natural resource projects
CCCE is the voice of Canadian business, representing the CEOs and entrepreneurs of 150 leading companies, including Barrick Gold, BHP Billiton, Brookfield, Bruce Power, CN, GE Canada. Rio Tinto Alcan, Shell Canada, SNC Lavalin, Suncor and Vale Canada.
CCCE says that Aboriginal communities must be true partners and that resource projects can provide native communities with a wide array of benefits, such as revenue-sharing agreements, equity interests, improved employment opportunities, training and service contracts with Aboriginal-owned businesses.
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