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Sustainably Sourced Luxuries: a Road for the Mining and Metals Industry: Differentiating Metal Commodities through Sustainability

Acosta, Nicolas LU (2011) In IIIEE Master thesis IMEN56 20111
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Abstract
Metals play a key role as a cornerstone of our modern society; they are part of the most basic
elements of our daily life and have been part of our lifestyles for millennia. Current trends of
metal production point out that developing countries in order to attain a developed-countries
consumption level will require 3-9 times the present metal stock per capita, yet their mining
practices are far from desirable (UNEP, 2010) This project is driven by necessity to address
those environmental and social challenges that the mining and metals industry currently faces
through the market-based policy tool of private regulation and under the sustainability
product differentiation framework.Through this work, both ends of the product chain... (More)
Metals play a key role as a cornerstone of our modern society; they are part of the most basic
elements of our daily life and have been part of our lifestyles for millennia. Current trends of
metal production point out that developing countries in order to attain a developed-countries
consumption level will require 3-9 times the present metal stock per capita, yet their mining
practices are far from desirable (UNEP, 2010) This project is driven by necessity to address
those environmental and social challenges that the mining and metals industry currently faces
through the market-based policy tool of private regulation and under the sustainability
product differentiation framework.Through this work, both ends of the product chain were
analysed, as well as current sectorialiniatives. In conclusion, sustainable product differentiation
is possible for metal commodities; in addition, this research points out that those private
regulation schemes that relate to luxury products are promising for creating momentum for
change in the industry. (Less)
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author
Acosta, Nicolas LU
supervisor
organization
course
IMEN56 20111
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Mining, Metals, Product Differentiation, Environment, Sustainable Development, and Luxury Products.
publication/series
IIIEE Master thesis
report number
2011:01
ISSN
1401-9191
language
English
id
2202443
date added to LUP
2011-11-08 15:01:48
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2011-11-08 15:01:48
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  abstract     = {Metals play a key role as a cornerstone of our modern society; they are part of the most basic
elements of our daily life and have been part of our lifestyles for millennia. Current trends of
metal production point out that developing countries in order to attain a developed-countries
consumption level will require 3-9 times the present metal stock per capita, yet their mining
practices are far from desirable (UNEP, 2010) This project is driven by necessity to address
those environmental and social challenges that the mining and metals industry currently faces
through the market-based policy tool of private regulation and under the sustainability
product differentiation framework.Through this work, both ends of the product chain were
analysed, as well as current sectorialiniatives. In conclusion, sustainable product differentiation
is possible for metal commodities; in addition, this research points out that those private
regulation schemes that relate to luxury products are promising for creating momentum for
change in the industry.},
  author       = {Acosta, Nicolas},
  issn         = {1401-9191},
  keyword      = {Mining,Metals,Product Differentiation,Environment,Sustainable Development,and Luxury Products.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {IIIEE Master thesis},
  title        = {Sustainably Sourced Luxuries: a Road for the Mining and Metals Industry: Differentiating Metal Commodities through Sustainability},
  year         = {2011},
}