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Chile's Copper Surplus: The Road Not Taken (A, B)

Authors: Alfaro, Laura; Roscini, Dante; Kim, Renee
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2010

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As the world's largest copper producer, Chile was benefiting from the rise in copper prices. Copper revenues translated into greater income for the government as Chile's biggest copper producer, Codelco, was a state-owned enterprise. Several critics wanted the funds to be used to improve the poor public education system, income gap, and other impending social issues. After all, Chile had one of the most unequal distributions of wealth in the world.

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Old Problems Remain, New Ones Crop Up: Political Risk in the 21st Century

Author: Jakobsen, Jo
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Business Horizons
Publication Year: 2010

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Despite the fact that most developing countries now generally welcome multinational companies, political risk still represents a huge concern for international business. In fact, multinational companies today probably face a much broader array of risks than during the nationalization wave of the 1960s and 1970s.

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IFP, Indonesia

Author: Shapiro, Roy D.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2010

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IFP, Ltd. is a Europe-based multinational mining and minerals company contemplating an investment to produce forest products in Indonesia. The primary case decisions are 1) how to assess political and operating risk, 2) how to integrate economic and political risk analysis in order to select among the alternative spatial and operating configurations, and 3) how to manage operations in order to minimize risk.

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Murky Waters? Corporate Reporting on Water Risk

A Benchmarking Study of 100 Companies

Author: Barton, Brooke
Product Type: Cases
Source: Ceres
Publication Year: 2010

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Despite growing water-scarcity risks in many parts of the world, the vast majority of leading companies in water-intensive industries have weak management and disclosure of water-related risks and opportunities, according to a first-ever report issued by the Ceres investor coalition, the financial services firm UBS and financial data provider Bloomberg.

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Cameco in Kyrgyzstan: Corporate Social Responsibility Abroad

Authors: Bansal, Pratima; Scarfe, John; Johnston, Richard
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2009

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Based in Saskatoon, Cameco was the world's largest uranium mining company. The case centres on whether the same corporate social responsibility policy developed in Canada can be applied to the company's joint venture with the Kyrgyzstan government to operate a gold mine in eastern Kyrgyzstan.

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Talisman Energy Inc.: The Decision to Enter Iraq

Authors: Bansal, Pratima; Slawinski, Natalie
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2009

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The senior executive team of Talisman Energy met to debate Talisman's proposed entry into the oil-rich Kurdistan region of Iraq. This move was potentially very lucrative for Talisman but was fraught with risks. These risks were exacerbated by Talisman's previous foray into Sudan...

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Environmental and Social Disclosure and Data Richness in the Mining Industry

Authors: Peck, Philip; Sinding, Knud
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Business Strategy and the Environment
Publication Year: 2009

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Self-regulation by firms and industries in relation to the environmental impact they cause is not a full substitute for more traditional regulation of environmental externalities.

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Web Conference: Preparing Responsible Managers for the Mining and Metals Industry

Authors: Hodge, R. Anthony; Hutton, Bruce; Scully, Maureen; Shattuck, Rachel
Product Type: Multimedia
Source: Aspen CBE
Publication Year: 2009

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On January 22, 2009, Aspen CBE hosted a web conference that addressed social and environmental issues in the mining and metals industry, and the ways in which business faculty can incorporate these subjects into their teaching.

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A Promise

Author: Ribeiro, Aline
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Época Negócios
Publication Year: 2009

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This article describes the Alcoa efforts for the R$3.5 billion project to be seen as a model for responsible business in the Amazon. Conversations with the local population about the installation of the project began in 2005, when 70 meetings were held with residents from more than 100 communities from around Juruti, and with representatives from civil society, academia and the public authorities.

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Breaking the Curse: How Transparent Taxation and Fair Taxes Can Turn Africa's Mineral Wealth into Development

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Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Open Society Institute of Southern Africa, Third World Network Africa, Tax Justice Network Africa, Action Aid International, and Christian Aid
Publication Year: 2009

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This report has been compiled by a group of African and international civil society organisations concerned about the lack of transparency in mining contracts, as well as the revenue that national budgets forego because of excessive mining tax concessions as well as multinational mining companies avoiding and evading tax.

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