A sneak preview of the first chapter of Responsible Mining.
Amanda Vanstone takes the Counterpoint to responsible mining in this ABC Radio National interview. So, is responsible mining a practice that will endanger corporate competitiveness? Will community engagement lead to night of the squeaky wheels? The short answers are no and no! Listen here to find out more.
Dr Sara Bice is Director, Research Translation, Melbourne School of Government, The University of Melbourne, where she is lucky to work with enthusiastic colleagues committed to ensuring the best university research reaches the people it needs to to make a difference.
“I’ve read your book and I have to say it’s a really good read.” ~Kay Wennagel, Presenter, Beyond Zero Emissions, 3CR radio, Melbourne
“This is a timely and perceptive book. It comes at a time of anxious self-reflection in the extractive sector, with many bloated assets revealed stranded in the mudflats of a declining financial tide.In this context, Sara Bice has produced a contemporary and erudite analysis of the social dimensions of mining. Her work rejects debate based on ideology and polemic, it simply asks “is it possible for miners to be socially responsible and acceptable?”. The answer is “yes”, and Sara proceeds to explain why, revealing the new professional discipline of ‘social performance’.As many mining businesses flounder in the glare of social scrutiny, others quietly succeed. This book helps you understand why.”
–Bruce Harvey, Director, Resolution88