Community resources

Public resources for organisations, communities and individuals with an interest in social performance, developed by the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM).

Characterizing Resource Frontiers: A Repository of Global Datasets

This research repository was designed to support research about global resource frontiers, it was funded as part of a grant from the Ford Foundation. The term ‘resource frontier’ refers to geographies at the forefront of resource extraction and exploitation. Resources are taken to include minerals, waterways, forests, and other natural asset classes.

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The Changing Arctic and Just Energy Transitions

'The Changing Arctic and Just Energy Transitions: Exploring Patterns of Community Consultation and Consent' brings greater focus to questions of consultation and consent in the Arctic region and amplify the perspectives of Arctic Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples and those working with them.

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Dynamics in Consultation and Consent

'Dynamics in Consultation and Consent: A guided exploration of consultation and consent in natural resource management in principle and practice' is an interactive learning resource for critical consideration of consultation and consent via exploration of example cases from around the world.

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Indigenous Peoples and Mining Resource Hub

A range of open-access resources that showcase leading practices around Indigenous participation in the extractive resources sector. 

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Mine Closure Hub – resources for communities

Mine Closure Hub – resources for communities is a virtual space that provides information about mine closure and post-mining transition that’s relevant for host communities and other stakeholders.

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Tailings Management and Social Performance: Navigating the GISTM

This resource delves into some of the social performance aspects of tailings management, including where social performance features in the Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management (GISTM).

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Social Performance Capability Builders

CSRM produced 5 training modules on social performance, intended to build social performance capability for site-based staff.

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Social Aspects of Mine Closure

The Social Aspects of Mine Closure Research Consortium was a multi-party, industry-university research collaboration. The consortium was established in 2019 to conduct research that challenged accepted industry norms and practices, and demanded new approaches that placed people at the centre of mine closure.

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