Resource Initiatives has been quoted or featured in a variety of international media outlets, on subjects pertaining to sustainable development. These media outlets include newspapers, TV, radio, and industry journals.

March 7, 2013 – Yahoo! Finance

“Miners dig into social media”

Resource Initiatives hosts a standing-room only crowd in the workshop on “Using New Media in the Mining Sustainability Dialogue” at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada conference.

October 25, 2011 – World Bank

“Making Gold Mining a Force for Development”

This feature article details the Gold for Development conference at the World Bank on October 13, 2011 when Maureen Upton presented the report she authored and video she produced for World Gold Council on the economic impact of gold mining in Peru.

October 14, 2011 – Dow Jones Newswires

“World Gold Council: Large Gold Mines Dominate Peru’s Economy”

Dow Jones highlights the World Gold Council report authored by Resource Initiatives Maureen Upton on the economic impact of gold mining in Peru.

September 2011 – Mining Journal  (UK)

“A path to economic development”

Authored by Resource Initiatives’ Maureen Upton, the article brings to light the economic development impacts of gold exploration and production.

January/February 2010 – Mining Environmental Management (UK)

“Countering the curse”

Authored by Maureen Upton, the article explores the concept of the “resource curse” and whether mining is a benefit to developing economies.

December 2009 – Full Circle (UK)

“The Golden Building Block: the background, the reaction, the author”

Maureen Upton and her report on economic development from gold mining in Tanzania are profiled in this World Gold Council publication.

November 2, 2009 – BBC Radio 4 (UK)

October 2009 – Industria da Mineraçao (Brazil)

“PDAC apresenta Programa de Responsabilidade Social”

Maureen Upton’s speech on corporate responsibility in mining at the Brazilian Mining Institute conference is reviewed in this issue.

Autumn 2009 – World Gold Analyst (UK)

“The Golden Building Block”

Maureen Upton’s report for the World Gold Council on economic development from gold mining in Tanzania is excerpted.

September 23, 2009 – Northern Miner (Canada)

“World Gold Council looks to disprove ‘resource curse’”

Canada’s leading mining publication interviews Maureen Upton on the report on economic development from gold mining in developing economies.

September 19, 2009 – MineWeb (South Africa)

“Gold mining provides long term benefits to developing economies”

Maureen Upton’s report for World Gold Council with the International Council on Mining and Metals and Oxford Policy Management is reviewed in this issue, after it was introduced at the Denver Gold Forum.

September 18, 2009 – This Day (Tanzania)

“Large-scale mining planned to last 40 years”

Maureen Upton’s report covering Barrick Gold Corporation, IAMGOLD, and AngloGold Ashanti, their operations in Tanzania and their macroeconomic impacts is profiled in this Dar es Salaam-based newspaper.

September 17, 2009 – Bloomberg

“Barrick, Anglo Tanzanian Gold Output to Peak in 2012”

This correction to the original newswire article reviews Maureen Upton’s report on Tanzanian gold production and its impact on national economic development for World Gold Council.

September 17, 2009 – BBC Africa

September 16, 2009 – CNBC Africa


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