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JOURNAL: Volume 11, No. 1, 2021, p. 122-134

HEADING: Regional problems

AUTHORS: Gavrilyeva, T.N., Yakovleva, N.P., Boyakova, S.I., Ivanova, M.A.

ORGANIZATIONS: . . Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University, Institute for Humanities Research and Indigenous Studies of the North of Siberian branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Newcastle University London

DOI: 10.25283/2223-4594-2021-1-122-134

UDC: 330.131.5 (571.56)

The article was received on: 21.10.2020

Keywords: compensation for damage, anthropological expert review, corporate social responsibility, indigenous peoples, co-management, public monitoring

Bibliographic description: Gavrilyeva, T.N., Yakovleva, N.P., Boyakova, S.I., Ivanova, M.A. Corporate social responsibility in the course of industrial development of Yakutia: last decade experience. Arktika: ekologiya i ekonomika. [Arctic: Ecology and Economy], 2021, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 122-134. DOI: 10.25283/2223-4594-2021-1-122-134. (In Russian).


The article analyses federal and regional legislative norms for the protection of the rights of indigenous peoples of the North, as well as assesses their impact on the formation of standards and the CSR (corporate social responsibility) practice in the course of a new wave of industrial development of Yakutia. In 2012—2019 various expert organizations in accordance with the law of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) on ethnological expertise, adopted in 2010, conducted more than 20 ethnological expert reviews. The analysis of the examinations carried out revealed methodological shortcomings in assessing the damage to the nature, environmental and social consequences. To prevent damage to the natural environment, it is necessary to create a system of public monitoring and partially delegate the powers of state and (or) corporate bodies for environmental protection to indigenous communities. The successful practice of corporate social responsibility of large companies, both regional and external, has formed the preconditions for the transition to co-management strategies, which is the best international practice. Within the framework of the new model of corporate social responsibility (CSR), business incentives should be envisaged, and the possibility of attributing the costs of implementing agreements with the region and local communities to operating costs should be provided.

Finance info: The study was carried out in the framework of the RFBR scientific projects: no. 17-02-00619 Comparative analysis of sources of income generation and the problem of poverty in traditional communities of the northern regions of Russia, the United States and Canada and no. 20-310-90043 Information technologies in the system of providing social services system in sparsely populated regions of Russia (on the example of Yakutia).


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