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CSRM to teach a weekend intensive in social responsibility and ethics to their MBA (Mining) students in Chile.

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Latin America currently has 206 mining projects that are subject to ongoing disputes between affected communities and mining companies (Economist, Feb. 2016). There is an urgent need and interest for new thinking on the subject of how to work effectively with communities and over the length of a resource project. Currently, 35 of these disputes are located in Chile.

CSRM has a long-standing relationship with Escuela de Negocios Mineros at Universidad Catolica del Norte, in Antofagasta, Chile to teach a weekend intensive in social responsibility and ethics to their MBA (Mining) students.  In conjunction with the 2016 program, our University colleagues hosted a public seminar on Friday 25 November in the nearby major mining centre of Calama. Jo-Anne Everingham was one of three speakers addressing the topic of The relationship between mining companies and the community and participating in a panel discussion with local industry and government representatives about mining and regional communities.  The seminar was well-attended with members of local and Indigenous mining-affected communities stimulating lively discussion.

Friday, February 10, 2017

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