Category: Methodology

Posted in Mapping Tools Methodology Sand Mining

Sand Mining Locations in India

In India, mining for sand is as valuable as mining for gold. This is due to large-scale urbanization and rapid construction which is the primary industry that this sand is used in.… Read More

Posted in Certification and Transparency Corporations Mapping Tools

Third-party ESG Rating Agencies on Extractive Companies

By: Qiu Quan Kua
qiu.kua@graduateinstitute.ch
Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria are widely used by investors (investment funds, pension funds, institutional investors etc.) to gauge the operations of their investee companies, and by companies to gauge their own performance.… Read More

Posted in Corporations Methodology

Track and Discourage: Global Responses to Flaring

When drillers produce crude oil from onshore or offshore industrial petroleum wells, the yield is typically accompanied by raw natural gas that can create pressure in refining equipment. When gas cannot be captured or injected back into the underground reservoir, it is disposed of through a combustion method called flaring.… Read More

Posted in Mapping Tools Mining

The Phase-Out of Coal in Canada by 2030

Canada co-founded the ‘Powering Past Coal Alliance’ along with the United Kingdom at the United Nations 23rd Session of the Conference of Parties (COP23) to work to phase-out coal globally due to its negative environmental impacts.… Read More

Posted in Diamond Health Methodology Mining Sustainability Synthetics

Lab-grown Diamonds: Sustainable Choice for Consumers?

Sustainability is one of the main arguments supported by synthetic diamonds manufacturers to promote their product as an alternative to mined diamond. Sustainability is perceived in terms of carbon footprints, ecology and social/human impact.… Read More

Posted in Diamond Methodology Resource Management Synthetics

Price Difference of Lab-created Diamonds from Natural Diamonds

Synthetic diamonds are chemically, physically and optically identical to earth-mined diamonds, but they are man-made with the use of advanced technology. There are two key methods for making synthetic diamonds, High-Pressure-High Temperature (HPHT) process and Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD).… Read More

Posted in Mapping Tools

Mapping tool ‘MapChart’

“Try out your ideas by visualising them [….]”  – David Seabury (American Psychologist)

Dear all, 

I would like to share with you a link to a website where you can create your ‘own’ world map according to your own taste!… Read More

Posted in Business and Human Rights Civil Society Corporations Mapping Tools Methodology Multi-stakeholder Dialogue Stakeholder State

CSR in Myanmar

History of CSR in Myanmar

  • There is little understanding of the concept of CSR, indicating a need for training
  • CSR is primarily thought of as philanthropy in Myanmar
    • Buddhist influence morally encourages donations of money, goods and services
    • Entrenchment of values encouraging willingness to share
  • CSR is seen as a fashionable concept and is certainly seen as the right thing to do

Legal framework and Initiatives:

 

  1. Child Labour and Forced Labour
    Child and forced labour are enormous issues in Myanmar.
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Posted in Business and Human Rights Civil Society Corporations Energy Mapping Tools Methodology Multi-stakeholder Dialogue Stakeholder State Sustainability

The Bridge of Diversity: Inside a Chinese Infrastructure Project in Mozambique

Running for Resources Again?

As industrialization took off in Europe at the 19th Century, Imperialists rushed to Africa to ensure the natural resources necessary for powering the metropole. Violence and deep exploitation followed, completely impeding the development of the African countries.… Read More