It is hardly a coincidence that countries blessed with the greatest natural resources in general, and mining in particular, also are seen to have the highest levels of corruption and poor economic performance. There is thus an imperative of mining companies to achieve increased social acceptance and economic contribution.
This is becoming increasingly important under emerging world conditions, to address emerging social demands and associated structural adjustments. Chief among such imperatives are the need to respond to the international agreements to achieve carbon neutrality by mid-century, as well as more effective response to recent global pandemic conditions, which are symptomatic of the limits of continuing economic development under existing technological and management practices.
The presentation for the World Copper Conference will consist of a paper and power point for discussion at a special session, which will summarize the issues and their governance and policy implications, to help the copper sector to engage itself in the emerging agenda to achieve effective and productive participation under emerging conditions.