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Communities & CSR

What do they have to say about Cumaral/Mansarovar?

Last week, the Constitutional Court revoked the popular consultation (referendum) that took place in the municipality of Cumaral (Meta), in June 2016. Experts debated the matter.

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
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Yes to royalties, no to the industry?

Communities have said ‘No’ to the industry in different occasions, but once local authorities heard of a possible increase in royalties’ resources, popular consultations started to seem ‘inconvenient,’ all of a sudden.

 

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
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The Court favors Mansarovar

In a voting session of five against one, the Constitutional Court revoked the popular consultation that took place in the municipality of Cumaral (Meta), in June 2016.

 

Friday, October 12th, 2018
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October starts with a positive report on CSR projects

Important firms like Ecopetrol (NYSE:EC), Ocensa and Frontera Energy (TSE: FEC) spoke about the projects they are currently developing to improve the quality of life in their areas of influence. These and other Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) stories in our periodic summary.

 

Thursday, October 11th, 2018
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Lie la lie

The reopened debate about fracking in Colombia reminded me, once again, that we live in a world where nothing is true.

Monday, October 8th, 2018
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“They are not allowed here”: Siona community

The Siona de Buenavista Indigenous Community, located on the banks of the Putumayo River, denounced that Amerisur is allegedly polluting its water sources with the development of its Platanillo field.

 

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018
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Better prices bring benefits

During the ninth ‘Construyendo País’ (literally: ‘Building our Country’) workshop, the Minister of Mines and Energy (MinMinas), María Fernanda Suárez, announced an increase to the royalties’ budget.

 

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018
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New gas pipeline

The decline of natural gas fields in the Catatumbo region, which supplies this fuel to Cúcuta and its surroundings, worries authorities. This project could save gas service in the area.

 

Thursday, September 27th, 2018
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Ecopetrol talks local hiring

Ecopetrol (NYSE: EC) spoke about contracting figures in Santander, and how the company has helped improve the quality of life of the communities in its areas of influence. These and other Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) stories in our periodic summary.

 

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
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Changes in prior consultation?

A bill filed by Cambio Radical political party aims to regulate the prior consultation process in Colombia.

 

Thursday, September 13th, 2018
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