The Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative – Australia’s Journey to Compliance

The Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative – Australia’s Journey to Compliance (by Boshra Yazahmeidi) Australia is the latest country to seek candidacy for the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) – a voluntary mechanism that promotes transparency, accountability, and good governance in the extractive industry sector. In a nutshell, compliance with the EITI requires participating minerals and … More The Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative – Australia’s Journey to Compliance

Offshore Shell Companies Deprive Africa of Billions of Dollars in Natural Resource Revenue

New revelations from the Panama Papers indicate that offshore shell companies had been established to own, hold, or do business with oil, natural gas, and mining operations in 44 of Africa’s 54 countries. The shell companies provide anonymity, facilitating tax evasion and the unchecked movement of bribe money used to secure lucrative extractive industry contracts. … More Offshore Shell Companies Deprive Africa of Billions of Dollars in Natural Resource Revenue

The opportunity for Jesuits to advocate for Justice in Mining

The Jesuits have strong connections to local communities around the world. Many of these communities are deeply affected by the exploitation of local resources, yet addressing these impacts has until recently been the priority of individual Jesuits or particular Centres, and not the broader Society of Jesus. It is also true that often the focus … More The opportunity for Jesuits to advocate for Justice in Mining