sharing in governance of extractive industries
For over a decade, ascending commodity prices were the backdrop for the emergence of fields of study and practice focused on the importance of governance as a key determinant of outcomes of extractive industry projects. That backdrop is quite different now. How is industry adjusting to persistently lower commodity prices? What does it mean for good governance…Continue
Walk into your local Apple Store, and you can leave with a Parrot. A Parrot drone that is. The range of drones on the market is proliferating, so you can pick up a number of species: prefer fixed-wing or copter?
Media coverage conjures up daily images of…
2015 was not short on incident for the extractives sector, not least as the ramifications of persistently low commodity prices were reflected in cost cutting, retrenchment and mergers. Rather than attempt any retrospective I did just want to flag the publication in…Continue
The past decade has seen a large expansion in Chinese foreign direct investment (up to third in the world) representing some USD140 billion in contracts. The mining sector has been at the forefront, representing around 20% of that total. Here at the 17th China Mining Congress in Tianjin the impact of that shift is clear. First, there…Continue