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NetPositive believes that our approach to extractive development needs to change: we need to prioritize social and environmental outcomes. We work with affected communities, companies, governments, and other stakeholders to collectively change the approach to extractive development and increase the likelihood that communities will see sustained positive outcomes from mining and oil and gas. We do this through collaborative research and problem solving that positions these groups to take collective action on priority social issues.

If extractive development is to bring sustained positive outcomes to local communities, the status quo won’t cut it and a systemic step change is needed. By building and sharing evidence about what an effective approach looks like, we are dedicated to supporting those incremental changes that will bring us toward collective, systemic change.