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Meet Dr. Nicky Black, Director at the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM). During this podcast we talk with Nicky about the work she has been leading in helping the mining sector respond to COVID-19 and the newly released, Building Forward Better Framework.

The Framework provides practical tools and resources for use by the mining industry and other sectors to help guide them through the initial stages of the pandemic and to lay the pathway for building forward to a more resilient future post COVID-19.

Nicky, explains how this framework has been developed with the aim of encouraging learning and thinking about mining’s collective role in supporting communities through the immediate and long-term phases of COVID-19.

She says: “it is a practical action and learning tool for mining companies to use as they address each phase of the pandemic. My hope is that it also provides inspiration and encouragement for closer collaboration and engagement across sectors to both inform short-term recovery and response efforts, and longer-term community and economic resilience.”

The framework has been developed by the ICMM, working with Business Fights Poverty and The Partnering Initiative, in consultation with the Harvard Kennedy School’s Corporate Responsibility Initiative.




ICMM, Building Forward Better Framework

Business Fights Poverty

The Partnering Initiative

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