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Mining and Sustainable Development: What would it take for mining to be a catalyst?
Tuesday, May 3
14:00 to 16:45 Room 208
Hosted by CIM’s Environmental & Social Responsibility Society (ESRS), this session seeks to engage with mining developers, designers, operators, consulting professionals, Indigenous Rightsholders, landowners, and other key stakeholders.
A tremendous amount of effort has been observed within our sector to advance best practices and share lessons learned regarding responsible, low-carbon, low-footprint mining; however, there remain gaps and mishaps in achieving many of the SDGs. Our objectives are to identify knowledge gaps, discuss existing governance initiatives, and explore strategies to best harness the important contribution of mining towards achieving the SDGs, while tackling some of the most pressing climate and sustainability issues posed by the extractive industry today. The session will commence with a panel to stimulate dialogue, whereafter participants will be divided into breakout focus groups for a series of deeper dives. The second round of presentations and deeper dives will be followed by key messages identified through the dialogue.
May 3, 2022
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
2:00 Session Welcome, Land Acknowledgement, Session Orientation
2:10 Panel Debate: Can mining be a catalyst for the sustainable development of resource rich regions?
In this debate, panelists will advocate for a position on the question. Participants:
2:45 – 3:00 Moderated debate Q & A
3:00 – 3:30 Round #1 round tables with coffee on the go
3:30 – 4:00 Duet: Indigenous leadership, collaborative partnerships & inclusivity
4:00 – 4:30 Round #2 round tables
4:30 – 4:45 Session highlights by Stewart Muir, Founder and CEO of Resource Works and Indigenous Partnerships Success Showcase
4:45 – 5:00 Audience comments, thanks and farewell
Monica Ospina, Founder and CEO of OTRADE, an expert in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Karen Chovan, Founder and CEO of Enviro Integration Strategies Inc., Chair ESRS
Professor Elizabeth Steyn, Council Expert, Guiding Principles Minerals and Metals Governance
Claudia S. de Windt, Chief Executive IIJS
Maria Amparo Alban, Founding Partner IIJS
Professor Anne Johnson, Assistant Professor in the Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining, and Director of the Graduate Diploma program in Social Performance Management in the Extractive Industries at Queens University
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