Social Responsibility and Sustainability

What should the University do about conflict minerals?

Please join us for this Ethics Forum public debate of ethical questions relating to buying or not minerals from conflict zones, and the various approaches to improving livelihoods and reducing conflict in these areas

 

The purpose of the Ethics Forum events, which are organised in partnership between SRS and the Just World Institute, is to discuss the ethical dimensions of the University’s practices, including aspects such as investment, supply chains, employment and equality commitments. Work is currently being done on university policy related to conflict minerals. This event will involve discussion of ethical questions related to buying or not minerals from conflict zones, and the various approaches to improving livelihoods and reducing conflict in these areas.

Speakers:

  • Jana Hoenke, Lecturer in International Relations, School of Social and Political Science, the University of Edinburgh
  • Bandi Mbubi, member of the Board of Directors at the campaign organisation Congo Calling which calls for a conflict mineral-free technology
  • Martin Murray, Branch Chair, East of Scotland, Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply
  • David Brown, Head of Supply Chain at Business Stream and previously Head of Procurement at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games
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Feb 26 2015 17:30
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Feb 26 2015 19:00

What should the University do about conflict minerals?

Entry is on a first come first served basis. If you are late, we cannot guarantee your place.
This event may be photographed and/or recorded for promotional or recruitment materials for the University and University approved third parties.

Godfrey Thomson Hall, Thomson's Land, Holyrood, Edinburgh EH8 8AQ