sharing in governance of extractive industries
Yirri LLC is a new, boutique firm that offers social performance counsel and strategic communication. We operate globally and across several industries and sectors. Yirri is based on the premise…Continue
What would mining look like if, instead of constant conflict with external parties – brought about by adversarial decision-making – decisions were based on collaboration? I have seen both ways of…Continue
As some of you know, I left Rio Tinto a few weeks ago after a great few years with a great company to set out on my own. I am now the Principal at Yirri Global. 'Yirri' is a Kuku-Yalanji word (a very active Australian Aboriginal language from North Queensland, spoken by a group of people with whom i have had very close contacts for more than 35 years). The word can be defined as 'flowing water' but it is also the name of the father and grandfather of my great mentor, brother and friend, the…Continue
Please note that Harvard University’s Project on American Indian Development has just released a white paper reporting the results of a study: ‘On improving tribal-corporate relations in the mining sector: A white paper on strategies for both sides of the table’.
You can see the full report at:
Or, if you would…Continue