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Jacques guilty of navel gazing

Rio Tinto chief executive Jean-Sébastien Jacques relied on dimmed memories of the industry’s past to dramatise the challenges facing miners today at a recent mining conference in Australia.

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Jacques invited the industry to focus on how to stay relevant in the 21st century. As he questioned whether the industry is strong enough to meet the challenges it faces today, Jacques hinted at an unprecedented but still ill-defined existential threat.

 

As Jacques spoke about adapting to change through technology, improving communication with stakeholders and building partnerships with governments and commun...