The Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM), a leading research centre that aims to improve the social performance of the resources industry globally, is currently recruiting a new Director to oversee its next phase of growth.
Established in 2001 by Professor David Brereton, one of the world’s pioneer thinkers on social responsibility in the mining sector, CSRM has contributed to industry change through its research, professional education, and advisory work.
Based at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, CSRM is part of the Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI), reputed as the leading organization in the world for integrated sustainable development research in the resources sector.
“With SMI embarking on a new strategic direction in its next developmental phase, our goal is for CSRM to spearhead a transition in the minerals industry where sustainability becomes an integral part of everyday business decisions and practices. Driving this change will mean a new approach based upon collaboration across all areas of operation and development,” said Professor Chris Moran, Director of SMI. “As the world’s dependency on minerals continues to grow, we see this Director role as a critical and essential position to help steer CSRM through this next growth phase,” he added.
Having led CSRM for 10 years and with more than 25 years of experience in applied research and teaching, Professor Brereton will now move into a different role to drive SMI’s research integration with the resource industry.
“CSRM works with companies, communities and governments in mining regions all over the world to improve social performance and to deliver better outcomes for companies and communities” said Professor Brereton.
Partners include some of the world’s biggest resources companies including BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Newmont Mining, Xstrata, Newcrest Mining, Anglo American, BG Group and Vale.
CSRM also works with industry bodies such as the Australian Coal Association Research Program, multi-lateral organisations like the World Bank, NGOs including Oxfam and the Responsible Mining Initiative (Mongolia), and small to medium-sized companies focused on improving their sustainability performance.
The Director Role opportunity at CSRM closes on August 14, 2011; for more information about the Role, or about CSRM and SMI in general, please contact, Professor Chris Moran.