From Agenda 1338 to Agenda 2030
Mining companies that base their competitiveness on sustainability and social responsibility have to move from growth to development, paying attention not only to their shareholders, the owners of their capital but to all the stakeholders.
The environmental, social, and economic aspects are relevant not only for mining companies but also for governments and communities. Sustainable development asks for “Good Governance”.
According to some economists, inspiration could come from the past: the famous portrayal “The Allegory of Good and Bad Government” painted by Ambrogio Lorenzetti in 1338 on the walls of the “Room of Peace” in the Palazzo Pubblico in Siena.
The SDGs represent the socio-economic-political tracks on which develop actions to create “sustainable development” processes of dialogue, debate and responsible actions.
Faith organizations and Faith leaders through their constant addressing fundamental issues (social justice, human rights and sustainable development) played an important role in the formulation of the Agenda 2030 and now they can contribute to the implementation of the SDGs and certainly to the challenge of Mining and Common Good.
Video, produced by Santa Chiara Lab of the University of Siena, identifies the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in the fresco “The Allegory of Good and Bad Government” by Ambrogio Lorenzetti