Extractive Industry

Download Full Publication. Finding paths for ecologically and socially sustainable development in post-conflict regions of Africa poses a tremendous challenge for researchers and practitioners alike. In this study...

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Better mining corporations want to adopt “Responsible Mining”. This paper outlines what responsible mining actually is and offers a guide to corporations wanting more information on how to become responsible. Eight principles are outlined, followed by a discussion of No-Go Zones to mining: which...

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This case provides a detailed description of a company that buys pre-owned fine jewelry from the public and places it back into market circulation. The case describes the founding and evolution of CIRCA’s business model and discusses the company’s working culture, organizational structure, and...

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This case study, authored by Melissa Haeffner tells the story of inter-boundary natural resource management in the Lake Erie (Canada-United States) region facilitated by the Great Lakes Fishery Commission. As an advisor, you have been called upon to propose mechanisms for building adaptive...

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Click here to download report:  Many developing economies have been receiving increasingly significant amounts of foreign direct investment in mining over the past two decades. As mining expands in these new...

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This case study, authored exclusively for IEDS through our internship program, by James Mulligan, tells the story of offshore oil regulation by the Minerals Management Service (MMS) leading up to the Deepwater Horizon disaster. It is late May 2010. As an advisor to Secretary of Interior, Ken...

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Ethics and sustainability have become a growing focus for jewelry consumers and retailers in Europe and the United States over the last five years. Consumers, jewelers, mining companies, international development agencies, advocacy groups and the media have engaged in heated debates and careful...

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This paper examines the rich mineral and energy resources of Afghanistan, and argues that resource extraction by multinational interests need not be a source of conflict.  Rather, extraction can be an opportunity to foster lasting cooperation and to build peace.  Historical cases are...

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Video produced by IEDS Scholar Laurent Cartier and Dr. Saleem Ali during a field visit to a pearl farming region in French Polynesia exploring ways by which this industry can be a source of sustainable livelihoods. Video provides a good technical overview of cultured pearl farming in this region...

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Gemstones and the environment share an intrinsic relationship. Gemstones themselves are a product of temporary geological conditions and environments. They can be found on earth’s seven continents. They can be found in primary or secondary deposits, at the bottom of seas and on the top of...

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