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Mining and Metals: Sustainability and Core Operations

Authors: Shattuck, Rachel; Scully, Maureen
Product Type: Teaching Modules
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2009

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The mining and metals industry faces the depletion of resources, the stewardship of land, and the impacts on local communities as issues central to its operations.

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Safeguarding Workplace and Community Health

Author: Upton, Maureen
Product Type: Cases; Policy and Issue Reports
Source: World Gold Council
Publication Year: 2008

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The purpose of this report, Safeguarding workplace and community health: How gold mining companies are fighting HIV?AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, is to take the groundbreaking work of the International Council on Mining and Metals, Good Practice Guidance on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, published in June 2008, and investigate its application in the global gold mining industry.

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Mining and Metals: Five Issues with Broad Implications

Authors: Shattuck, Rachel; Scully, Maureen
Product Type: Teaching Modules
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2008

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The mining and metals industry offers many challenging questions and useful lessons for MBA students. This teaching module helps professors raise these topics in the classroom by bringing together a variety of different materials from different sources that can be used both as background reading and as the focus of class discussion...

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Coal's popularity concerns environmentalists

Author: Kraul, Chris
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Boston.com
Publication Year: 2008

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As the global price of oil and natural gas soar, some customers are taking a new look at other fuels, including coal.

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Utah Mine Disaster Was Preventable, Report Says

Author: Urbina, Ian
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The New York Times
Publication Year: 2008

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The general manager and possibly other senior staff at the Crandall Canyon Mine near Huntington, Utah, where 9 miners died in August 2007, hid information from federal mining officials that could have prevented the disaster and should face criminal charges, according to a Congressional investigation whose results were released Thursday.

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Standards & Guidelines for Sierra Leone's Artisanal Diamond Mining Sector

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Product Type: Cases
Source: Diamond Development Initiative International
Publication Year: 2008

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The aim of this document is to provide practical information and guidance to officials, organizations and companies interested in the world of artisanal diamond mining. Communities are poorly informed about regulations, and there are few accessible information points to inform and guide them.

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Good Practice Guidance on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria

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Product Type: Cases
Source: International Council on Mining & Metals
Publication Year: 2008

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Aimed at managers and health practitioners, this toolkit seeks to increase their understanding of the individual diseases.

The Guidance explains the characteristics of each disease – the stages, signs and symptoms, spread, diagnosis and treatment. The uniquely different prevention, treatment and control mechanisms of the three diseases are recognized.

A systematic management process is described, comprising nine generic steps to determine the type and level of intervention required for HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria.

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The Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights: An Implementation Toolkit for Major Project Sites

Authors: McFetridge, Don; Nehring, Lee; Shankleman, Jill
Product Type: Cases
Source: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, Japan Environmental and Social Challenges Fund, in partnership with Anvil Mining
Publication Year: 2008

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Investors in large-scale projects, particularly in the extractive industries, face the difficult challenge of how to safeguard company personnel and property in a way that respects human rights and the security of local communities. In a range of countries companies have faced allegations of human rights abuse related to security incidents where employees or other civilians have been killed or injured. In December 2000, the United States and United Kingdom governments, along with a group of extractive companies and non-governmental organizations, agreed on a set of principles, known as the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPSHR), to guide companies on security and human rights. The VPSHR provide a short, concise outline of actions companies should take to assess risks and implement public and private security measures in a manner that respects human rights.

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Participatory Water Monitoring: A Guide for Preventing and Managing Conflict

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Product Type: Cases
Source: The Office of the Compliance Advisor/Ombudsman (CAO)
Publication Year: 2008

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The CAO has prepared this guide to be used as a design tool for communities, civil society organizations, corporations, and governments at both the subnational and national level that want to implement participatory water monitoring programs. The document provides a framework that can be used to develop a detailed implementation plan that meets the unique characteristics of each situation.

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De Beers Consolidated Mines: HIV/AIDS Strategy

Authors: Korpalo, Olga; Zimmerman, Brenda
Product Type: Cases
Source: Schulich School of Business
Publication Year: 2008

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Joy Beckett, De Beers’ HIV/AIDS Manager, Operations, returned to Johannesburg from the Toronto International AIDS Conference in August 2006. She was very excited to share her new knowledge and the connections she acquired at the conference with her colleagues. However, she realized she needed to think carefully about how to share her ideas for expanding the impact of De Beers HIV/AIDS programs with her colleagues especially in light of the current company restructuring which had been going on for the last three years. A second wave of retrenchment had been just announced.

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