Intelligence Series - Mining & Metals

Shifting Dynamics in Social License: Why Community Is King in Latin America’s Mining Sector

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Intelligence Series Mining & Metals

Experts say obtaining social license is becoming more difficult for mining companies. With rising demands for social justice in a number of Latin American countries, the complexities of company-community relations will only continue to grow. This report examines the key points in the changing dynamics of social license, identifies big cases in Latin America and provides an outline of best practices to follow.

Figure - LatAm Mining Investments at risk

Table of contents

  • Introduction: A Rising Challenge
  • Mining Conflicts: A Regional Picture
  • Snapshot: Five At-Risk Projects
  • Shifting Dynamics in Social License
  • A Guide to Best Practice
  • Conclusion

Companies and projects related to this report

  • Honbridge Holdings Ltd.
  • Sul Americana de Metais S.A.
  • Pan American Silver Corp.
  • BHP
  • EcuaCorriente S.A.
  • Grupo México S.A.B de C.V.
  • Consejo Internacional de Minería y Metales (ICMM)
  • Ernst & Young Global Ltd.
  • Corporación Nacional del Cobre de Chile
  • Anglo American plc
  • Solway Investment Group, GmbH
  • Teck Resources Limited
  • Almaden Minerals Ltd.
  • Newmont Corp.
  • Vale S.A.
  • China Minmetals Corporation
  • Southern Copper Corporation
  • First Quantum Minerals Ltd.
  • AngloGold Ashanti Ltd.
  • Instituto Brasileiro de Mineração
  • Block 8 (Brazil)
  • Quellaveco
  • Quebrada Blanca phase II
  • Cobre Panamá
  • Tuligtic
  • Tía María
  • La Colosa
  • Rio Colorado
  • Escobal
  • Las Bambas expansion (EIS third modification)
  • Panantza-San Carlos
  • Fenix
  • Andina 244 expansion project
  • El Morro


Samuel Williams

Laura Superneau

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