March 2024 Archives

Hans Rosling: Best Statistics Ever

Insights |  27 March 2024

I think this was the first TED I ever watched. It shows the power of turning numbers into information with passion and pictures, something I wish I was much better at!

Ernesto Sirolli: Want to help someone?

Sustainability |  27 March 2024

An entertaining talk with a serious message about the unintended consequences of good intentions underpinned by preconceived ideas...

Eric Berlow: Simplifying Complexity

Insights |  27 March 2024

Stick around to the end to see some interesting similarities between a counter-insurgency strategy in Afghanistan and common themes we see influencing relationships between companies and communities.

Dan Ariely: How equal do we want the world to be?

Sustainability |  27 March 2024

Sharing the benefits that mining can generate as fairly and locally as possible is one of the keys to building good relationships with local communities. The big question is: What does 'fair' look like? You may be surprised.

One Minute Social Licence

Insights |  23 March 2024

Over the years I've come to appreciate that while earning and maintaining a Social-Licence-to-Operate (SLO) is not something that comes for free it doesn't need to be complicated...

Keeping an open-mind

Community Engagement |  20 March 2024

A few years ago I reviewed a community-company grievance mechanism. The client didn’t have the best of reputations and I had some seriously negative preconceptions when I agreed to take on the work. I have to say, I was wrong.  I found the teams on site were doing a much better job than I expected with a significant and multifaceted effort being put into grievance prevention…