It’s Never Been More Important for Big Companies to Listen to Local Communities

Harvard Business

On paper, the project seemed like it would be a hit: The investment by the mining company would bring jobs and 21st-century technology to an economically poor area and tax revenues to the government. Look no further than the recent protests against the completion of the Keystone and the Dakota Access pipelines , or the opposition that stopped the development of the Cape Wind Associates’ offshore wind farm in Nantucket Sound. Alice Potter/Getty Images.