Posted On: June 04, 2012
From Global Post
A report on mining sector trends in 2012 by the international consultancy Deloitte summed it up as addressing the issue of “restless stakeholders.” Beyond communities, players include national and local governments, shareholders and non-governmental organizations. By taking extra steps to be good corporate citizens, multinational mining executives hope to buy insurance against nationalizations, excessive regulation, higher taxes, and protests that could hamstring operations.
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“Companies have been punished for low levels of emerging market exposure, or rewarded for high levels for many years,” said Schamotta. “This is not a stable situation, so ensure that your company has investment and public relations strategies in place to recover from a rapid pivot in investor perceptions.”
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