The core of the CSR challenge for the extractive industries lies in the inherent non-renewability of minerals, on the one hand, and the expansive definition of sustainability, which includes social and economic variables, on the other.This special issue of GMI will be accompanied by a further volume (GMI 53 ) also addressing the extractive industries. These two special issues attempt to provide a sharper focus to the study and implementation of CSR: by examining its application to a specific sector, the extractive industries; by focusing on one key dimension of corporate behaviour, environmental performance; and by identifying and examining a number of distinct foundations for CSR. This issue focuses on values and principles related to CSR in the extractive industries. GMI 53addresses reporting and performance measurement issues relating to CSR.
Table of Contents Editorial IntroductionSaleem H. Ali, University of Vermont, USA, and Ciaran O’Faircheallaigh, Griffith University, AustraliaCorporate Social Responsibility: A Unifying Discourse for the Mining Industry?Margot J. Hutchins, Christa L. Walck, Daniel P. Sterk and Gary A. Campbell, Michigan Technological University, USAHuman Rights Accountability of the Minerals Development IndustryAyesha Dias, New York, USAEnvironmental Militarism: Burma's Extractive IndustriesMatthew Smith, EarthRights InternationalBiodiversity and the Extractive Industry: Innovative Practices and Remaining ChallengesAnnelisa Grigg, Fauna & Flora InternationalCare for People and Creation: The Role of US Christian Institutional Shareholder Activists in Extractive-Industry CSRHarry J. Van Buren III, University of New Mexico, USA