Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a pathway to business-stakeholders engagement in general and its host community in particular, especially when the operations of such enterprise have a way of negatively impacting the environment or other interests of such community. Empirical research has shown that such stakeholder engagement has a way of not just improving corporate-community relations but a strategic roadmap to corporate sustainability. This is one area International Oil Companies (IOCs) operating in Nigeria's Niger Delta region have without doubt neglected and floundered, and hence the ensuing and seemingly intractable confrontations from the host communities and militant groups who claim to be fighting the cause of such communities. The continuous hostilities and the consequent loss of production and stoppage of production is enough to make the IOCs seek for alternative ways of improving their engagement with the host communities; their conventional claim of not being local governments not having yielded the desired results. This piece offers an alternative that would engender peaceful, symbiotic engagement between the IOCs and their host communities through a stakeholder approach to CSR. This writer presents the concept of "emotional equity" as a strategic tool for community involvement in corporate sustainability.

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