The politics of resources redefined™
The politics of resources redefined™
The politics of resources redefined™
The politics of resources redefined™
The politics of resources redefined™
The politics of resources redefined™
The politics of resources redefined™

Critical Resource specialises in political, stakeholder and sustainability challenges in energy and mining. We have a reputation for bespoke, high-quality, high-impact work.

We believe that companies can unlock major commercial value by managing these challenges in a strategic and responsible way.

About us

Critical Resource specialises in political, stakeholder and sustainability challenges in the energy and mining sectors. We advise senior decision makers in a range of organisations, from the world’s largest resource companies to leading investors and single-asset firms. Our belief is that a deep understanding and responsible, strategic management of these issues will be a key source of competitive advantage for companies in the years ahead.

We provide three types of services: due diligence and assurance that stakeholder, political and reputational risks are well understood and managed, prior to our clients making key investments or strategic decisions; practical support at the project level to help in-country teams to achieve specific project goals; and finally, group-level strategies to align and position organisations as a whole to mitigate risks and realise opportunities.

Our network of advisors combines strong industry expertise with on-the-ground intelligence in over 80 countries. The senior advisory panel for the company includes eminent figures from industry, finance and global development. Our core team brings together experience working for major resource firms, The Economist, McKinsey, OECD, UN, and Chatham House, among other organisations.

Recent news and articles

Ratings update: Barrick, Argentina

A Chilean court orders Barrick’s cross-border Pascua-Lama project to close all surface facilities. Could the stars align for an Argentina-only development?

Storm Warning for the Fossil-Fuel Industry

In an article published by Project Syndicate, Critical Resource Founder & MD Daniel Litvin warns that after a year of extreme weather events, the political pressure on oil and gas producers will grow.

Ratings update: Adani Group, Australia

The proposed Carmichael thermal coal project – potentially the largest in Australia – will need to address stakeholder concerns around climate change, land use and environmental impacts in order to come to fruition.

Ratings update: Repsol, Vietnam

Vietnam has cancelled Repsol’s major Red Emperor oil project in Vietnam in response to pressure from China, hitting investor confidence in the oil and gas-rich South China Sea.

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