Critical Resource specializes in political, sustainability and stakeholder risks facing investments in energy, resources and related sectors. We advise senior executives and investors in some of the world’s largest companies.
We believe the future’s most successful resource firms will be those that manage these risks better than their competitors. Using our unique approach, LicenseSecure, we assist clients to do so in a highly responsible and sustainable way.
We provide due diligence and assurance that these risks are well understood and managed. We also provide practical support, working with clients to achieve commercial success by building common ground with stakeholders.
Our core team brings together experience working for major resource firms, The Economist, McKinsey, and Chatham House, among other organisations. The senior advisory panel for LicenseSecure comprises Lord (John) Browne, Bill Emmott and Prof Sir Paul Collier.
Recent news and articles
- JPMorgan Q&A: 'Asset sales are the theme for 2016' (Feb 2016)
In a Critical Resource Q&A, Neil Gregson - head of JPM’s resources fund - considers prospects for prices bottoming out and bright spots in the market. more»
- Ratings update: Lake Turkana Wind Power (Feb 2016)
Critical Resource analyses Africa's largest wind farm, which faces many of the same challenges long familiar to extractive projects. more»
- Q&A with EBRD: 'Real bargains in the current market' (Jan 2016)
In a Critical Resource Q&A, Riccardo Puliti, EBRD's head of power, energy & natural resources, predicts 2016 will be tough - but opportunities remain. more»
- Our report on climate: described by FT as 'groundbreaking' (Nov 2015)
Critical Resource has launched a new report aimed at helping reshape the fossil fuel industry’s approach to climate change. more»
- Gold Fields CEO: 'Markets have yet to hit bottom' (Nov 2015)
In a Critical Resource Q&A, Nick Holland calls for companies to prioritise long-term stakeholder concerns over short-term investor demands. more»
- Eni director: ‘The industry needs extraordinary leaders’ (Oct 2015)
In a Critical Resource Q&A, Karina Litvack, a non-executive director of Eni and SRI expert, calls on extractive firms to plan for a 2°C world. more»
- Ratings update: Anglo American, South Africa (Oct 2015)
Critical Resource provides analysis of political and social risks at a major platinum mine in South Africa. more»
- Mali’s Minister of Mines: Africa’s new resource vision (Sep 2015)
In a Q&A with Critical Resource, Dr Boubou Cissé calls on African leaders to take responsibility for translating resources into development. more»