Presidents Blog

The sustainable recovery challenge

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 1, 2020 10:45:00 AM / by Phil Redmond, IQ President posted in Industry, Knowledge and Innovation

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As we progress through the year, we are all finding our ‘new normal’ both personally and professionally. From a global perspective we can see how Covid-19 has been moving through different countries: from the initial spread of the virus to containment and reduction of cases; through to, sadly, increased peaks and further surges of infection.

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Building a sustainable future

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 1, 2020 12:30:00 PM / by Phil Redmond, IQ President posted in Industry, Environment, Knowledge and Innovation

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It is hard to believe we have already entered the second half of the year. The first six months of 2020 has been an extraordinary period that will continue to affect how we live our lives well beyond the next few months and years.

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Making waves in recycling and sustainability

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 1, 2019 3:45:00 PM / by Phil Redmond, IQ President posted in Environment, Knowledge and Innovation

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Celebrating what we do in the mineral attractiveness sector is something we should do more often. We work in an industry which we can be proud of and we should share that pride in how we present what we do to our colleagues, our families, our communities, the press and the wider public.

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Sharing innovation globally

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 31, 2019 4:33:15 PM / by Phil Redmond, IQ President posted in International, Knowledge and Innovation

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Every now and again it’s worth taking time to reflect that what each of us does in our daily jobs plays a small but important part in a much bigger global industry and profession, driving social and economic development and growth.

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Diversity is key for innovative industry

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 31, 2019 10:00:00 AM / by Phil Redmond, IQ President posted in Industry, Careers, Knowledge and Innovation

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In my last column, I outlined a number of the approaches and activities to drive innovation that the industry and IQ have undertaken over the years. Rapid advances in technology, and its application to what we do, means we are now facing unprecedented changes in the way we work.

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Driving knowledge and innovation

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 1, 2019 4:29:49 PM / by Phil Redmond, IQ President posted in Skills Wheel, Knowledge and Innovation

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As we move into the second half of 2019, we as an Institute are focusing on the third pillar of the Strategy launched at last year Fellows lunch.  Our ambition to drive innovation and operational best practice seeks to meet the immediate needs of the industry and to understand and prepare our members for the demands of the future.

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