IMAG0462This insightful article about social licence prepared by Peter Wilkinson (GM Risk, Noetic Group) and Demus King (Principal, Consilium Consulting) was published in the latest issue of Unconventional Oil and Gas. This article highlights critical elements in obtaining and maintaining a social licence to operate in the resources sector. With the ongoing concerns in developing coal seam gas in the eastern states of Australia, this article is timely. Notably the tenets of the article are applicable beyond the resources sector.