Characteristics of Corporate Capture: Community Manipulation

Community manipulation refers to the corporate undermining of community decision-making processes related to an investment project.  The strategies employed involve the use of financial or other incentives to entice community leaders to support corporate projects that undermine the interests and decisions of the wider community. At times these strategies involve the use of alcohol, offers of employment, financial rewards and/or intimidation to secure leaders' approvals.    

Case study: Addax Bioenergy in Sierra Leone