Tag: Sustainable development

Mining is broken

VC-miningAny visitor to this blog knows I support any move toward sustainable mining practices to benefit communities and protect the environment. I’m also a huge fan of infographics!

This latest creation from Visual Capitalist needs to be shared far and wide to start conversations about how we can re-build and re-brand mining, together. (more…)

Community relations aren’t core business yet. Here’s why.

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Utah copper mine

Sustainable development has no future in the mining industry until community relations and development professionals are considered functional equals, social science researchers have warned in a recently published paper.

Relationships with local communities can make, break or delay exploration and mining projects large and small. Land access and community buy-in are essential to long-term success of any mineral extraction project.

But despite the make-or-break power that rests the shoulders of the community relations function, it is not widely seen as core business. Not yet anyway. (more…)