Business and Armed Non-State Actors: Dilemmas, Challenges and a Way Forward

November 2014 | Ben Miller, Dost Bardouille, with Sarah Cechvala

This paper establishes the basis for developing expert resources for companies dealing with the presence of armed non-state actors (ANSAs) in their operational environments. It does so through an analysis of the challenges that the presence and activities of armed groups can present to companies, and through an assessment of existing international guidance and standards.

 

Suggested Citation: Miller, Ben, Dost Bardouille, with Sarah Cechvala. “Business and Armed Non-State Actors: Dilemmas, Challenges and a Way Forward.” Cambridge, MA: CDA Collaborative Learning Projects, 2014.

The paper was also published in the Journal Business, Peace and Sustainable Development (BPSD), Volume 2014, Number 4, November 2014, pp. 7-40(34) Greenleaf Publishing in association with GSE Research.

This paper was written as part of CDA’s Business and Armed Non-State Actors Project.