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Local Content on the Agenda at Mining Indaba in Cape Town

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As part of our work with the World Bank's Extractives-led Local Economic Diversification Community of Practice (ELLED CoP), we have put together this handy schedule of events during this week's big Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town, that touch on local content and other themes of ELLED.



For the full Indaba agenda, see here: …

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Added by Jeff Geipel on February 4, 2018 at 0:35 — No Comments

Local Content and Extractives-led Local Economic Diversification at PDAC 2017

Many members of  GOXI were in Toronto earlier this month for the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) 2017 Convention. Building on the momentum of past Indaba events, the need for economic diversification, as well as local content were frequent topics of discussion in many of the sessions. Below is a list of four sessions including links to relevant reports and resources:

 

1. Integrating local content regulations: A win-win for communities and companies?…

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Added by Jeff Geipel on March 17, 2017 at 21:49 — 2 Comments

A recap of local content related discussion at African Mining Indaba 2017

Many GOXI members were in Cape Town last week for the big Investing in African Mining Indaba, held at the Cape Town International Convention Center. Building on the momentum of past Indaba events, the need for economic diversification, as well as local content were frequent topics of discussion in many of the sessions. Below is a list of four sessions with a particularly high degree of attention to local content, including links to relevant reports and resources.

If you…

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Added by Jeff Geipel on February 17, 2017 at 21:00 — No Comments

If working with mining, Canadian aid needs to get more sophisticated

In the Canadian government’s current review of international assistance, there is a great deal of discussion on the role that the private sector can play in global development. This review is taking place in the context of the United Nations’…

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Added by Jeff Geipel on August 2, 2016 at 18:00 — No Comments

Mapping Mining Local Procurement Initiatives Around the World – Seeking Your Input

The Mining Shared Value initiative of Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB) is undertaking a study to map out relevant local procurement initiatives across the global mining industry, and to examine how local procurement fits into major corporate social responsibility (CSR) and mining governance frameworks.



This work is generously supported by Canadian mining company Kinross Gold. Kinross devotes a great deal of time and…

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Added by Jeff Geipel on March 28, 2016 at 2:00 — 2 Comments

Creating a System to Standardize Reporting on Mining Local Procurement [EN/FR/ES]

Vous pouvez trouver l’article en français ci-dessous



Puede encontrar en articulo en español abajo



Mining Shared Value
, a venture of Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB) is partnering with the Deutsche Gesellschaft…

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Added by Jeff Geipel on January 13, 2016 at 17:00 — No Comments

The need to balance global trade with local content pushes in the extractive sector

Originally posted 2 November 2015 on E15 Initiative and ICTSD.



As the 10th Ministerial Conference of…

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Added by Jeff Geipel on November 13, 2015 at 11:09 — No Comments

The need to balance global trade with local content pushes in the extractive sector

Originally posted 2 November 2015 on E15 Initiative and ICTSD.



As the 10th Ministerial Conference of…

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Added by Jeff Geipel on November 13, 2015 at 11:09 — No Comments

Shared value should be a strategy for specific situations, not dogma

This article featuring examples from the mining industry was originally featured on 5 October 2015 by the Shared Value Initiative 



Shared value as a concept continues its dramatic rise in popularity across the worlds of business and international development. The Australian government recently released a …

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Added by Jeff Geipel on October 11, 2015 at 22:47 — No Comments

The chance to get it right: Africa’s opportunity to truly benefit from mining investment

[Written for the Mining on Top: Africa - London Summit]



The picture of mining investment in Africa has changed a great deal since the end of the 2000s commodity boom. The downturn in global commodity prices means current and future projects across the continent will operate in a far different economic context than those before it. Politically, the continent has changed drastically as well since the…

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Added by Jeff Geipel on June 21, 2015 at 4:02 — No Comments

New Canadian Edition of EWB Report Shows Attention to Local Procurement Rising Across Canadian Mining Industry Reporting

The Mining Shared Value venture of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Canada is excited to share the Canadian industry-focused version of our report released in February, Local Procurement and Public Reporting Trends across the Global Mining Industry: An Analysis of Company Reporting, 2012-2013. In addition to examining how the world’s 40 largest mining companies publicly report on Local Procurement, this Canadian Mining Supplementary Edition also includes public reporting trends…

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Added by Jeff Geipel on May 25, 2015 at 21:13 — No Comments

Report Shows Global Mining Industry Reporting more on Local Procurement as CSR Issue

The Mining Shared Value venture of Engineers Without Borders Canada is excited to present Local Procurement and Public Reporting Trends across the Global Mining Industry: An Analysis of Company Reporting, 2012-2013. The report provides an overview of the global mining industry’s prioritization of local procurement. It does so by measuring the degree to which the largest 40 mining companies publicly report on local procurement in their corporate responsibility or annual…

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Added by Jeff Geipel on March 11, 2015 at 20:23 — 2 Comments

Shared Value in Extractives and the Advantages of Local Procurement Initiatives over Traditional Community Investment

I lead a venture called Mining Shared Value, which is supported by Engineers Without Borders Canada. We work to promote local procurement by the global mining industry in order to improve the economic and social impacts of mineral extraction in developing regions.



Looking at the name of our initiative, one would guess correctly that we were excited upon the release of Extracting with Purpose:…

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Added by Jeff Geipel on January 19, 2015 at 23:12 — No Comments

Kudos to Canadian Government for Including Local Procurement in Extractives CSR Strategy

Earlier this month the Canadian Minister of International Trade, Ed Fast introduced the government’s revised Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Strategy for the extractive sectors (Building the Canadian Advantage: A Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy for the Canadian International Extractive Sector). This strategy is…

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Added by Jeff Geipel on December 4, 2014 at 22:46 — No Comments

Local Procurment: An effective way for mining companies to contribute to economic and social development

Expectations have never been higher for what and how mining activity should contribute to the communities and countries that host it. From Canada’s far north to Sub-Saharan Africa, citizens who live around mining operations want to see benefits in the form of jobs, tax revenue, and economic development.

One of the most effective means that mining companies can utilize to spread the economic benefits of mining…

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Added by Jeff Geipel on March 19, 2014 at 15:12 — 5 Comments

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