Roberto Lencina is a 59-year-old geologist who is based in Tucumán. Among his main professional and academic background are: Associated Professor of Economic Evaluation of Projects A certified Mediator validated by the Ministry of Justice of the Nation Professor of the Mining Geology specialization degree at the National University of Buenos Aires, UBA (Community Relations and Social License in mining projects) He was a Consultant for Liex in the area of Community Relations and Media Management, in its 3Q Lithium project in Catamarca. Facilitator of the process of elaboration of the Strategic Plan for the Argentine Mining Development (PEDM) - Secretariat of Mining of the Nation Member of the International Environmental and Social Responsibility in Geosciences and Engineering Curricula forum. Writer for the IDB of the “Inclusive Mining” Chapter for the process of the Strategic Plan for Mining Development of the National Mining Secretary Reviewer for The Geological Society Special Publications with a focus on Responsible Mining and responsible sourcing of minerals Member of the Coordinating Board of the Network of Academics for the Development of Sustainable Mining Argentina Representative of the Task Group Responsible Mining of the International Association from Promoting Geoethics He moderated three processes of public hearing of lithium projects for Catamarca province.
Ethics as the axis to social conflict management in mining represents an opportunity to address the main financial and social risk that currently prevents the development of mining projects. The aim is to understand some elementary concepts of conflict theory and to consider the proposal for design in CSR plans and programs and performance standards based on ethical practices to transform previous conflicts, manage those that arise at different scales and, therefore, due to different reasons and have a clear rationale for the designs of corporate policies and their direct relationship with economic and social profitability.