Towards social sustainability of mining: The contribution of new directions in impact assessment and local governance

Everingham, Jo-Anne (2012) Towards social sustainability of mining: The contribution of new directions in impact assessment and local governance. Greener Management International, 57: 91-103.

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Author Everingham, Jo-Anne
Title Towards social sustainability of mining: The contribution of new directions in impact assessment and local governance
Journal name Greener Management International   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0966-9671
Publication date 2012-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
Issue 57
Start page 91
End page 103
Total pages 13
Place of publication Sheffield, United Kingdom
Publisher Greenleaf Publishing
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract While considerable attention has been devoted to reducing environmental damage associated with mining, less is known about how to manage the social impacts of mining. Most achievements in this respect are associated with two approaches to managing corporate social responsibility: voluntary measures to gain a social licence to operate on the one hand and compliance with government regulation on the other. However in mining-intensive regions of Australia these have not delivered more sustainable management regimes and the challenge of accumulating problems remains. This article discusses two innovations-social impact management plans and strategic regional plans-that seek to introduce more integrated, collaborative management and achieve more than is possible for governments or corporations working alone. These may be characterised as examples of 'clumsy solutions' which have been suggested as appropriate for dealing with so-called 'wicked problems'. The chapter considers their potential to leverage social sustainability for communities hosting mining operations.
Keyword Collaboration
Corporate social responsibility
Governance
Mining
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
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Collections: Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining Publications
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