Positive peace and sustainability in the mining context: beyond the triple bottom line

Bond, Carol J. (2014) Positive peace and sustainability in the mining context: beyond the triple bottom line. Journal of Cleaner Production, 84 1: 164-173. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2014.01.033

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Author Bond, Carol J.
Title Positive peace and sustainability in the mining context: beyond the triple bottom line
Journal name Journal of Cleaner Production   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0959-6526
Publication date 2014-01-29
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jclepro.2014.01.033
Volume 84
Issue 1
Start page 164
End page 173
Total pages 10
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Formatted abstract
• Sustainable, positive peace has potential to transform mining company–community conflict.
• Conflict transformation results from the will to find mutually agreeable solutions.
• Sustainable, positive peace adds depth and durability to sustainable development goals.

The last fifteen years has seen an increase in scholarship about how large multi-national corporations can contribute to local and global conditions of peace as an outcome of their business activities. Mining companies, however, have not often been included in these discussions. There has been a greater focus on preventing physically violent conflict or war in relation to mining. Instead of focussing on violent conflict associated with minerals extraction, this paper expands the platform for dialogue about business and peace as specifically related to minerals operations. Since most mining related conflicts are not physically violent in nature, the paper takes the position that those conflicts might be resolved more effectively for all stakeholders by including 'sustainable, positive peace' as a sustainable development goal. Towards that end, it is suggested that that peacebuilding methods of conflict transformation have potential to optimise conditions necessary for sustainable peace in the mining company–community space to enhance Triple Bottom Line outcomes: economic, environment and social.
Keyword Mining - social aspects
Sustainable development
Conflict transformation
Peace building
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online: 29 January 2014.

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Created: Wed, 19 Mar 2014, 01:47:48 EST by Ms Carol Bond on behalf of Sustainable Minerals Institute