Sustainability and Mineral Supply Chains - Trends in the Mining Industry

In this episode, we take a closer look at mineral supply chains. Mining often happens under poor working conditions, the transport of raw materials is energy intensive and the recycling of used minerals is often not profitable and may actually illude today's state of the art. In this podcast we want to ask: How can mineral supply chains become more sustainable? Are voluntary goals of the industry enough or do they need stronger legislative guidelines?

To answer these questions, moderator Nicolas Martin welcomes Christina Saulich and Svenja Schöneich - two global value chain experts at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) and Jean-Pierre Imbrogiano, a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Economics and Management at the University of Helsinki.

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Svenja Schöneich

Svenja Schöneich
German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)

Svenja Schöneich is Associate at the German Institute for International and Security Affais (SWP) in the project Transnational Governance of Sustainable Commodity Supply Chains. She received her M.A. degree in Social Cultural Anthropology, Sociology and Latin America Studies from University of Hamburg and was a Ph.D. Fellow at the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) and the University of Hamburg. Svenjas research interest lie in the governance of global supply and value chains, resource extraction, sustainability and human rights in Latin America. Currently she focuses on Copper supply chains the Andean region.

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Christina Saulich

Christina Saulich
German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)

Christina Saulich is Associate at the German Institute for International and Security Affais (SWP) in the project Transnational Governance of Sustainable Commodity Supply Chains. She received her M.A. degree in International Relations from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Free University Berlin and the University of Potsdam and her Ph.D. degree from the University of Koblenz-Landau. Christina’s research centres on industrial and resource policy in Southern Africa, the governance of global value chains (GVCs), sustainability in the platinum supply chain, and political economy in Southern Africa.

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