CSR ADOPTION IN THE GLOBAL MINING INDUSTRY: EXPLAINING CONVERGENCE AND DIVERGENCE

World Mining Congress
This paper proposes to build on my previous research (Dashwood 2012), which analyzed how and why the norm of sustainable development became institutionalized in the global collaborative corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives of major mining companies. Since the late 1990s, the majority of major global mining companies have employed the norm of sustainable development to frame their individual CSR policies and to inform industry collaboration at the global level through the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM). This paper proposal seeks to address lingering questions from that research, by developing an explanation for how the normative frame of sustainable development has translated into specific CSR standards adopted by the mining industry.
Keywords: mining; Sustainable development; Development; Developments; Reporting; Mining industry; Pressure; Reports; Standards;
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