Conflict Minerals Burden Survey Stirs CSR

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Conflict Minerals Burden Survey Stirs CSR

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 9:00am

CAMPAIGN: Conflict Minerals

CONTENT: Article

Tulane University has released a new survey for Conflict Minerals as a follow up to their previous October 2011 economic analysis study, regarding the execution of mandatory federal law, Dodd-Frank SEC 1502 Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The survey revealed the stifling economic costs from the implementation of Dodd-Frank at $7.93 billion, a severe underestimation by U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) who originally quoted $71.2 million.

Tulane is now following up on their initial survey with “Survey of Corporate Efforts and Resources Utilized to Comply with Dodd-Frank Section 1502” addressing the complications industry leaders are now facing and how to take action with proactive solutions. 

The challenges corporations are grappling with Conflict Minerals are enigmatic and daunting with a lack of direction on how to properly report and comply. Chris Buyer of Tulane University,  who produced both surveys will be speaking at the Global Conflict Minerals Symposium offering detailed insight for industry leaders. He will be presenting the latest survey findings at Global Conflict Minerals Symposium.

The Symposium coincides with the 1-year anniversary promulgation date of the Dodd-Frank Section 1502 Conflict Minerals Final Rule.  

This is an invitation-only event providing senior corporate and compliance executives, key regulatory officials, academia and ethics officers, legal professionals, sustainability/CSR experts and industry leaders with a forum to share their practical experience, insights, and global vision relative to meeting the requirements of this unprecedented regulation.

The Global Conflict Minerals Symposium features speakers and participants from a diverse cross-section of stakeholders including: The United States Government Accountability Office, Parliament of Canada, Former US State Department, European Union, University of California, Private industry, As You Sow - and more.

Click Here to Find Out More on the Global Conflict Minerals Symposium

The survey (questionnaire and research protocol, etc.) is located at: Tulane Survey The required password is: DFS1502.