UWA's Centre for Social Impact prepares Africa's essential future role in global mining industry.

The UWA Business School Centre for Social Impact (CSI) is part of a national initiative that aims to create beneficial social impact through teaching, research, measurement and the promotion of public debate.

The Centre brings together the business, government, philantropic and third (not-for-profit) sectors, in a collaborative effort to build community capacity and generate social innovation.

Supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), CSI's Director, Winthrop Professor Paul Flatau and his team have recently published an International Mining for Development Centre (IM4DC) Action Reseaerch Report which documents and recommends relevant sustainable sommunity development models that can be taught as part of a training program offered by IM4DC.

The report New curriculum options for suustainable mining for community and ecenomic development is designed to inform the development of teaching programs on sustainable economic and social development models for mining industries in Africa and developing regions overseas. 

With mining investments expanding in Africa, strategies that maximise sustainable and economic outcomes and corporate social responsibility (CSR) will become more relevant.

Paul Flatau
Centre for Social Impact