What We've Written

OCG principals and associates are authors of leading publications in the following subject areas:


SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Rios, J.M. & Thomson, I. (2013)
Contributing to Community Sustainability During Mineral Exploration: Lessons Learned in MesoAmerica. Proceedings World Mining Congress, Montreal, Canada; accepted for publication/in press.
Thomson, I. (2013)
Key Issues for Socially Responsible Mine Closure: A Comparative Analysis of Corporae Policies and Practices. Proceedings, Conference on Mine Closure, Eden, England: accepted for publication/in press.
Thomson, I. and Joyce, S. (2006)
Changing Mineral Exploration Industry Approaches to Sustainability.
Society of Economic Geologists – Special Volume 12
Joyce, S. and Thomson I. (2004)
Mining and the Cultural Dimensions of Sustainable Development,
Proceedings of Society of Mining Engineers Annual Convention, Denver, USA
Joyce S. A. and M. E. Smith (2004)
The Influence of Sustainable Development on Policy Making
The Latin American Mining Record, Part 3 in the sustainable development in mining series, Jan/Feb 2004.
Joyce, S, and Thomson, I. (2002)
Two Cultures of Sustainable Development.
Mining Journal, Vol: 338, No. 8684, May 2002, London, UK.
Thomson, I. (2001)
Mining and Sustainability: Breaking Out of Our Cultural Paradigm.
Northwest Mining Association Newsletter, Spokane , WA , USA.

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Hohn, M., Thomson, I. & Delance, P. (2013)
Gender Modernity in Mining: A Case History from Bolivia. Proceedings, SRMining, Santiago, Chile: accepted for publication.
Lipsett, L., Hohn, M. & Thomson, I. (2011)
Recommendations of the National Roundtables on Corporate Social Responsibility and the Extractive Industry in Developing Countries: Current Actions, Stakeholder Opinions and Emerging Issues
On Common Ground/PDAC (2007)
From Theory to Practice: Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development in Mineral Exploration.
Outcomes of a workshop sponsored by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, Toronto, Canada.
Thomson, I. (2007)
Risk, Hazard and Stigma: Managing the distance between mine developers and locals.
Mining Environmental Management; January, 2004, pp25-27
Thomson, I. (1999)
A Bottom Line Approach to Community Relations.
Mining in Latin America : Keys to Success. Institute of the Americas, San Diego CA. USA.
Thomson, I. (1998)
Sources of Conflict in Mineral Exploration: Case Histories from the High Andes.
Exploring the Community Connection. BC & Yukon Chamber of Mines Workshop, Vancouver, Canada.
Thomson, I. and Joyce, S. A. (1997)
Mineral Exploration and the Challenge of Community Relations.
McMahon, G., editor, Mining and the Community Workshop, Quito Ecuador . World Bank, Washington, D.C.

HUMAN RIGHTS

Joyce, S., Cabrera, M., Huamani, G. & Lipsett, L. (2010)
Human Rights Assessment of Goldcorp’s Marlin Mine in Guatemala

SOCIAL LICENSE TO OPERATE

Boutilier, R., Black, L., and Thomson, I., 2012,
From Metaphor to Management Tool – How the Social License to Operate can stabilize the socio-political environment for business. In Proceedings, International Mine Management 2012, Queensland, Australia.
Thomson, I., Boutilier, R. and Black, l., 2011,
The Social License to Operate – Normative Elements and Metrics.
In Proceedings, SRMining, Santiago, Chile.
Boutilier, R. and Thomson, I., 2011,
Modeling and Measuring the Social License to Operate: Fruits of a Dialog Between Theory and Practice.
In Proceedings, International Mine Management 2011, Queensland, Australia.
Thomson, I. and Boutilier, R., 2011,
The Social License to Operate, in Darling
SME Mining Engineering Handbook, Ch 17.2, pp1779-1796, Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, Littleton, Co, USA.
Thomson, I, and Joyce, S.A. (2008)
The Social Licence to Operate: What it is and why it seems so hard to obtain.
Proceedings, PDAC Convention, Toronto, Canada
Boutilier, R. and Thomson, I. (2003)
Assessing the State of Stakeholder Relationships: The Stakeholder 360.
Mining Environmental Management, February, 2003, London.
Joyce. S. A., and Thomson, I. (1999)
Earning a Social Licence to Operate: Social Acceptability and Resource Development in Latin America.
Mining Journal . June 11, 1999. London, UK.

POLICY & RESEARCH

Lipsett, L., Hohn, M. & Thomson, I. (2011)
Recommendations of the National Roundtables on Corporate Social Responsibility and the Extractive Industry in Developing Countries: Current Actions, Stakeholder Opinions and Emerging Issues
Joyce, S.A. and MacFarlane, M. (2001)
Social Impact Assessment in the Mining Industry: Current Situation and Future Directions.
Mining Minerals and Sustainable Development Project, International Institute for Environment and Development, London, UK
Thomson, I. and MacDonald, A. (2001)
Access to Information: A key to Building Trust in the Minerals Sector – Corporate Communication Standards, Practice and Issues.
Mining Minerals and Sustainable and Sustainable Development, IIED, London.
Thomson, I. and Joyce , S.A. (2000)
Changing Expectations: Future Social and Economic Realities for Mineral Exploration.
Proceedings: Mining Millennium 2000, CIM/PDAC joint publication. March, 2000.
Joyce , S.A. (1998)
Looking Below the Surface: Trends and Processes in Latin America.
Mining Journal: Investing in Latin America . No. 8470, London, March 6, 1998.