If you work in a 'controversial' sector, or are involved in bringing forwards plans for controversial-yet-critical infrastructure, you're going to be under the microscope at times. A bullet-proof reputation is a must.
Support for controversial-yet-critical infrastructure should exist for the right reasons.
When it comes to extending existing waste sites or building new ones, developments often get held up in the planning system thanks to public perception, but this can be changed with the right approaches as 52M's Lee Petts explains.
If you're investing in infrastructure projects where there's a good chance they'll meet local resistance, you need to make sure the developers you're backing invest in the best stakeholder engagement.
Yesterday (16 May 2018), I took part in an expert panel discussion on managing business risks hosted by Lancashire Business View, where my focus was on the risks posed to infrastructure developments by those that object to them. Here's a flavour of what I said (embellished here because space allows).