Power Dynamics in the Extractives Sector

by Alicia Aleman Arrastio and Ferdinand Muhigirwa SJ In the extractive sector, there is always a power dynamics between the following different stakeholders: multinational companies, businesses and investors, local authorities, workers and their representatives, international supply chains with their various intermediaries, and consumers of goods. Furthermore, these powers need to be considered in the context … More Power Dynamics in the Extractives Sector

Trump and the Extractive Industries

By Guillermo Otano, Conflict-Free Technology Campaign, ALBOAN Foundation The extractive industries have traditionally been one of the least transparent sectors in today’s globalized economy, already opaque for the average person. Extractive industries include businesses and operations engaged in “the exploration, extraction, sale, processing and other significant activities relating to oil, natural gas or minerals”. Many … More Trump and the Extractive Industries

“Desinversión” una inusual alianza entre el clima y las finanzas

By Alicia Aleman Arrastio Hace menos de un mes que se publicaba en la página web de Justice in Mining una noticia sobre la desinversión: los jesuitas australianos habían tomado la decisión de desinvertir en combustibles fósiles. Lo anunciaba el superior de la provincia de Australia, el jesuita Brian F. McCoy SJ, quien comenzaba el … More “Desinversión” una inusual alianza entre el clima y las finanzas

Technology and the Environment: Discover the Truth

by Alicia Aleman Arrastio Two days ago we were celebrating the world´s environment day. ALBOAN, one of Justice in Mining´s core group members, celebrated this important date by launching new and interesting content on its conflict-free technology website. Of course, you already know that there is a link between the environment and our much-loved technological … More Technology and the Environment: Discover the Truth

Italian Jesuits Part of Largest Joint Catholic Divestment Movement

The divestment movement from fossil fuels keeps growing.  In October 2016, our blogpost covered the then largest joint faith-based divestment announcement made, comprising seven Catholic institutions. Late last week, an additional nine Catholic institutions jointly announced the withdrawal of investments from fossil fuel companies, placing this announcement in the lead. The nine divesting Catholic institutions … More Italian Jesuits Part of Largest Joint Catholic Divestment Movement

Against All Odds – the Perils of Fighting for Natural Resource Justice

(A Review of the CIVICUS/PYWP report by Alicia Aleman Arrastio) According to a recent report by the World Alliance for Citizen Participation (CIVICUS) and the global coalition Publish What You Pay (PWYP), the fight for justice in mining is becoming increasingly perilous as democracy is weakening worldwide. International solidarity is more necessary than ever: we … More Against All Odds – the Perils of Fighting for Natural Resource Justice

Jesuits Support Campaign for Canadian Ombudsman on Mining

Jesuit organisations around the world have lent their weight to a campaign in support of the creation of a Canadian ombudsman office to receive complaints concerning the overseas operations of Canadian extractive companies. The Canadian government has previously indicated it is giving serious consideration to establishing such an office. The campaign is being spearheaded by … More Jesuits Support Campaign for Canadian Ombudsman on Mining