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Aaron Cosbey
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Aaron Cosbey commented on Aaron Cosbey's blog post 'New tech in the mining sector: Trends and impacts'
"Thanks Luke, for those insights.  I hope you'll come back to the question of the role of mining companies in community development efforts when we get to that issue in week four of the discussions (starting June 3). I'm intensely…"
yesterday
Luke Viljoen commented on Aaron Cosbey's blog post 'New tech in the mining sector: Trends and impacts'
"Aaron and Isabelle:  The social licence to operate will continue to be major themes for future mines regardless of the adoption of future tech. The crucial issue I think, is to ensure that there is good communication and transparency between…"
Saturday
Osvaldo Urzua commented on Aaron Cosbey's blog post 'New tech in the mining sector: Trends and impacts'
"Rene, My impression is that Social License to Operate (SLO) requires to be updated for quite a while now. For instance SLO still refers to transactional relationship, which is part of the challenge that needs to be addressed. Probably the long…"
Friday
Osvaldo Urzua commented on Aaron Cosbey's blog post 'New tech in the mining sector: Trends and impacts'
"Rene, My impression is that Social License to Operate (SLO) has been updated for quite a while now. For instance SLO still refers to transactional relationship. Probably the long commodity price boom postponed to advance in that direction. I have…"
Friday
Rene Roger Tissot commented on Aaron Cosbey's blog post 'New tech in the mining sector: Trends and impacts'
"I would like to join the discussion although my experience is in oil/gas. It seems (see Heffron et al The emergence of the ‘social license to operate’ in the extractive industries? 2017) that in some cases even with the promise of large…"
Friday
Osvaldo Urzua commented on Aaron Cosbey's blog post 'New tech in the mining sector: Trends and impacts'
"Hi Aaron, your make an important point. The social Licence scope is getting larger. There is a very diverse group of stakeholders whose acceptance level can impact a mining project. This group of stakeholders exist at local, regional, national and…"
Friday
Isabelle Ramdoo commented on Aaron Cosbey's blog post 'New tech in the mining sector: Trends and impacts'
"Hi @Audrey - please do :-) You are most welcomed! Luke and Aaron: to add to your points on fewer community issues with new high-tech mines. I think as long as mining operations will happen close to local communities, there will be expectations that…"
Friday
Audrey Cash commented on Aaron Cosbey's blog post 'New tech in the mining sector: Trends and impacts'
"Hello, I would like to join the discussion."
Friday
Jed Miller favorited Aaron Cosbey's blog post New tech in the mining sector: Trends and impacts
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Aaron Cosbey commented on Aaron Cosbey's blog post 'New tech in the mining sector: Trends and impacts'
"Luke, you raise an important point in closing. Obuasi in Ghana, and Onaping Depth in Canada are re-commissioned mines that would not have been viable with conventional technology. So, while they provide many fewer jobs than a conventional mine,…"
Friday
Aaron Cosbey commented on Aaron Cosbey's blog post 'New tech in the mining sector: Trends and impacts'
"Luke, you raise an important point in closing. Obuasi in Ghana, and Onaping Depth in Canada are re-commissioned mines that would not have been viable with conventional technology. So, while they provide many fewer jobs than a conventional mine,…"
Friday
Luke Viljoen commented on Aaron Cosbey's blog post 'New tech in the mining sector: Trends and impacts'
"Similar to many other industries disruptive technology in the mining sector will be inevitable. Safety and the ambition for "zero harm" has been a large driver for implementing new technology and automating tasks in mines. However as the…"
Friday
Roy Jakola commented on Aaron Cosbey's blog post 'New tech in the mining sector: Trends and impacts'
"Disruptive change based on new technology is a daunting challenge. Technology is a peripheral enabler, not the facilitator of true change towards society acceptance. The issue at hand must focus on social licence to operate.  All major…"
Thursday
Roy Jakola favorited Aaron Cosbey's blog post New tech in the mining sector: Trends and impacts
Thursday
Osvaldo Urzua commented on Aaron Cosbey's blog post 'New tech in the mining sector: Trends and impacts'
"Hi Isabelle, on you point about attracting talent, there is not single answer. For instance, in the case of Chile, there are many areas that are very attractive for young talents that are closely related to copper mining. For instance,…"
Thursday
Isabelle Ramdoo commented on Aaron Cosbey's blog post 'New tech in the mining sector: Trends and impacts'
"Hi Michel, great point regarding other industries: it's true that the mining industry is not the only one getting more sophisticated and that there will be a rife competition for talents. From your experience, how easy (or difficult) is it to…"
Thursday

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Organisation (if non, specify N/A)
IISD/IGF
Type of Organisation
Civil Society Organisation
Website
http://www.igfmining.org
Job Title
Senior Associate
About My Work
Long history of work on trade and investment law and policy, with a sustainable development lens. Working for IGF on local content policies in the mining sector, and the implications of new technology.
Areas of interest
csr, environment, social accountability, human rights, redistribution and sustainable development
Intererested in job/consulting opportunities
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Aaron Cosbey's Blog

New tech in the mining sector: Trends and impacts

Posted on May 13, 2019 at 0:00 17 Comments

Mining is on the verge of a wave of changes like those that have swept over and redefined manufacturing, communications, finance, and other technology-transformed sectors. While this is good news in terms of productivity, worker safety, environmental impacts and other metrics, some types of technology will replace significant numbers of low- and medium-skilled workers, and many of the new jobs created will be difficult for locals to fill.…

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call for submissions - short-term senior consultant

Posted on October 8, 2018 at 23:00 0 Comments

Hi folks

I'm attaching a call for applications for a senior consultant working on the project New Tech, New Deal (collaboration of IISD/IGF and CCSI, Mining Shared Vision). The ideal candidate will have solid private sector mining experience, preferably with a technology/engineering background. See attached for details. October 22 closing.…

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call for submissions - research assistant

Posted on October 8, 2018 at 22:30 0 Comments

Hi folks

I'm attaching a call for applications for a temporary research assistant (consulting) working on the project New Tech, New Deal (collaboration of IISD/IGF and CCSI, Mining Shared Vision). The ideal candidate will have solid research and writing skills, preferably with a mining technology background. See link for details. October 22 closing.…

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