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The Responsible Extractives Summit 2016 June 21 - 22

Key issues being addressed in 2016



7:30
-
8:45

Registration, Exhibition & Welcome Coffee

Leadership Keynote
8:45
-
9:15

Responsible Business Strategies that maximise margins and avoid risks in a low commodity price economy

Become an expert on utilizing responsible and sustainable business strategies to reduce risk and operating costs, leading to financial success at uncertain times.

  • Learn why your sustainability governance needs to change, and more importantly HOW to change it
  • Increase shared value by learning how to structure your social & environmental efforts
  • Future-proof your business by discovering the new challenges that the economic downturn presents for your stakeholder relation activities
  • Understand how to manage these commodity price challenges to drive efficiency and innovation that creates future success

Rio Tinto, Global Head of External Affairs & Communications, Simone Niven

Fireside Chat
9:15
-
10:00

Demonstrate the value that sustainability brings to your company and increase your access to finance

Our research shows that sustainability is a major concern for most CEOs and senior decision makers. However, most sustainability budgets are decreasing or remain stagnant. This session focuses on how you can work with your executives to increase access to resources

  • Use environmental and social performance to increase business performance by understanding how to identify and eliminate waste
  • Discuss how to drive true profitability to your organisation through sustainability and social performance
  • Learn practical ways to rank and prioritise your investments accurately, creating streamlined social projects that build strong relationship with governments and communities

Tullow Oil, Group Vice President of Safety, Sustainability and External Affairs, Sandy Stash
OceanaGold, Chief Executive Officer, Mick Wilkes

10:00
-
10:30

Networking break

Leadership Keynote
10:30
-
11:45

The Road from Paris: How to adapt your business strategy for commercial success post-COP21

One of the biggest disrupters right now in the extractives industry is the international agreement on climate change targets. This session will look towards the future and re-evaluate how this changes ‘business as usual’

  • Debate if the world needs an international price on carbon and understand what type of pricing is most beneficial for business
  • Identify the new environmental trends that will have the biggest impact on your business
  • Discover innovative strategies implemented by leading companies that will reduce your climate change risk
  • As stranded asset concerns are heightened, learn what you can do to protect business profitability
  • Understand the impact that COP-21 will have at a global level and how to highlight risks and opportunities in your strategy

Bank of America Merril Lynch, Managing Director of Climate Finance, Abyd Karmali
Hermes Investment Management, Extractives Lead Hermes Equity Ownership Services, Bruce Duguid

Workshop
11:45
-
12:15

Strengthen relationships with governments and communities: What role do the extractives industry play in The Sustainable Development Goals

Playing a role in delivering the global goals is one vehicle that the extractives industry can use to collectively change public perception towards the mining, oil and gas industry

  • Understand what you can do to end extreme poverty, join the fight against inequality & reduce climate change impacts
  • Debate how to increase shared value whilst keeping margins and business budgets to a minimum
  • Learn how to communicate these achievements with your stakeholders to increase industry benefits

INA, Director of Sustainable Development & HSE, Angelika Brnada

Interactive Session
12:15
-
13:30

Strengthen your social license to operate through early & meaningful stakeholder engagement

Your social license begins with stakeholder engagement, and should be early and continuous. However, expectations of the extractives industry are rising and reduced budgets impact the way you manage your relationship with stakeholders

  • Hear regional case studies about how to implement effective engagement with indigenous communities in the mining industry
  • Under promise and over deliver: Learn how to manage community expectations whilst maintaining social acceptance
  • Learn how to maximise impact from participation in Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives and Cross-Industry working groups
  • Discover the best ways to engage with project opposition & understand their concerns

Beowulf Mining, Chief Executive Officer, Kurt Budge
Torex Gold Corporation, Vice President of Sustainability, Mark Thorpe
Candente Copper Corporation, President & Chief Executive Officer, Joanne Freeze

Moderated by Pyxera Global, Vice President of Enterprise and Community Development, Harry Pastuzek

13:30
-
14:45

NETWORKING LUNCH

Roundtable Session
14:45
-
15:45

Deliver value to shareholders and mainstream investors

This session gives you an opportunity to engage with the mainstream investors in small informal groups, maintain relationships and speak to stakeholders from the finance community to understand ways that you can reduce business risk through social performance

  • How can you communicate the short term benefits with investors that inform their trading decisions?
  • Understand why more mainstream investors are focusing on ESG metrics and how their approach differs to SRI investment
  • Understand what you can do to receive favourable ratings, whilst reducing risk

HSBC Global Asset Management Ltd., ESG Analyst and Engagement Lead, Gayle Muers
Aberdeen Asset Management, Responsible Investment Analyst, Gail McCullie

Panel Session
15:45
-
16:45

How the extractives industry can contribute to Socio-Economic Development

Improving your company’s contribution to society and the local economy is one of the most effective ways of achieving social acceptance for your projects. This session will focus on how donors can help you achieve development goals:

  • Discuss where the needs of government and extractives industries intersect, hear what donors can do for the extractives industry in developing skills within the local workforce
  • Talk about the Skills for Oil and Gas Africa (SOGA) initiative and how DFID are working with the extractives industry to contribute towards socio-economic development
  • Understand how to build alternative industries to mining, oil and gas and protect host communities from market fluctuations
  • Participate in small group discussions focused on overcoming the challenges around socio-economic development and local content
  • Hear how companies and governments can address the gaps in skills for your project, whilst leaving a legacy for socio-economic success in the absence of an extractives industry

Department for International Development, Extractives Industry Lead, Holger Grundel
Engineers without Borders, Venture Leader - Mining Shared Value, Jeff Geipel

16:45
-
17:00

DAY ONE SUMMARY

17:00

EVENING NETWORKING DRINKS

7:30
-
9:00

REGISTRATION, EXHIBITION & WELCOME COFFEE

Interactive Session
9:00
-
9:45

Reporting: Understanding the risks to your social license to operate and how as an industry we are responding to these challenges

This session will explore the ever increasing challenge the industry is facing in building and maintaining a social license to operate and how we can better measure, monitor and respond to these challenges.

  • Debate how to measure your social license to operate to identify high risk projects and prevent conflict before it materializes
  • Discuss the challenges associated with social media platforms with respect to their ability to both help and hinder
  • Learn how to shift from monitoring inputs to quantifying social impact risk exposure and issues of materiality with stakeholders

Adani Group, Head of Environment & Sustainability, Hamish Manzi

Opening Keynote
9:45
-
11:00

Get preferential access to land and resources by working with governments but understanding clear responsibilities

Good working relationships with host governments are essential in obtaining licenses and working together with host communities. This session focuses on how you can build better relationships with governments and increase shared value.

  • Hear case studies on inspirational public-private partnerships with advice on how you can create shared value by working with governments
  • Understand how to effectively work with Governments and have a clear definition on your businesses role is in socio-economic development
  • Overcome the challenges of operating in an area where your standards do not align with the host-governments requirements

BG Group, Vice-President & Global Head of Government and Public Affairs, Phil Murphy

11:00
-
11:30

NETWORKING BREAK

Interactive session
11:30
-
12:15

Satellites Supporting Responsible Extractives: Plan, Implement, Communicate

As low commodity prices and expectations for responsible business practice continue to grow, sustainability challenges have never been greater. Such challenges have translated into tighter margins and the pressure to do better with less. This presentation will showcase through success stories how satellite imagery and the information and intelligence derived from it helps companies with:

  • Planning and efficient implementation of operations
  • Gathering and providing impactful visual evidence of facts and changes in the environment, infrastructure, risks, insurance and investments in local communities
  • Minimising risks, measuring social return and responding to that community conflict

Digital globe, Director of Energy EMEAR, Deborah Humphreville
GMV, Project Manager, Julia Yague

Panel Session
12:15
-
13:15

Changing the status quo on Human Rights and Labour issues within the value chain

The changing regulation on human rights, coming from hard law to soft law is a trend that is only due to continue, this session looks at specific human rights legislation and focuses on what can be done to mitigate human rights risks in your supply chain

  • Specifically look at how you can overcome trafficking issues at construction stage and within your wider supply chain
  • Using an integrated approach to identify, understand and manage human rights at the corporate- and site-level, while delivering sector leading assurance to investors, customers and other stakeholders
  • Develop your knowledge and expertise in respecting human rights and adhere to the UN Voluntary Principles on Business and Human Rights
  • Gain insight into some of the key challenges facing mining companies as they seek to address indirect human rights impacts linked to their business partners

Barrick Gold Corporation, General Counsel, Jon Drimmer
Natural Resource Governance, Board member, Bennett Freeman
Verisk Maplecroft, Director / Strategic mining lead, Gus Macfarlane

13:15
-
14:30

NETWORKING LUNCH

Interactive Session
14:30
-
15:15

Move from an insular and reactive business model and become an integrated and proactive development partner

This session will share practical advice from The Development Partner Framework and will discuss how this can be implemented

  • Discuss what Strategic Pillars are required to move to a development partner approach
  • Share the core capabilities, resources and tools that the mining industry possess to enable positive change and understand the gaps and challenges facing the movement to a development partner model
  • Discover what steps need to be taken to progress a partnership approach and build trust between yourself and your stakeholders

Anglo American, Group Head of Social Performance and Engagement, Jon Samuel

Moderated by: Hatch, Managing Director, Corinne Boone

Roundtable Discussion
15:15
-
16:15

Reduce environmental impact in your operations

Inevitably, in this industry crisis’ can happen to anyone, and they can have detrimental impacts on profit, brand reputation and your social license. This session will focus on how you can react to a crisis and what you can do to prevent them.

  • Learn how to change public perception of the industry through better environmental performance
  • Discover innovative ways to help inform your stakeholders about your companies environmental standards and provide honest feedback about their concerns
  • Analyse recent high impact crisis' and understand the lessons learned and how the extractives industry can prevent a repeat crisis
  • Hear from some of the most sustainable extractive companies with practical advice on how to go above and beyond environmental compliance in your operations
  • Analyse your business and strategy and hear how to protect yourself from risk of environmental regulation
Roundtable Session
16:15
-
17:15

Beyond the mine: consider sustainability from a product life cycle perspective

Improving (and communicating) your company’s contribution to society is one of the most effective ways of achieving social acceptance for your projects.

  • What advancements are the industry making in Market Generation at the end of life of a product
  • How can you improve the environmental impact of your final product?
  • Understand how to assess the social and environmental risks throughout the life-cycle of products in your portfolio
  • Discuss the threats and opportunities created by The Circular Economy
  • Share best practice on how to apply the circular economy theory to your strategy
  • How will stranded assets impact your work & what opportunities are there for the re-use of oil rigs and disused mines?
17:15
-
17:30

CONFERENCE SUMMARY AND KEY THEMES

Key

Environmental

Increase resource efficiency and prevent fines, closures or shutdowns through your environmental management.

Social

Build partnerships with your stakeholders; increase access to land, resources & prevent protests or conflict with the local community.

Governance

Implement your sustainability strategy, embed sustainable values throughout your organisation, mitigate internal risk and become a responsible company of the future.


Day 1, Tuesday 21st June

7:30
-
8:45

Registration, Exhibition & Welcome Coffee

Leadership Keynote
8:45
-
9:15

Responsible Business Strategies that maximise margins and avoid risks in a low commodity price economy

Become an expert on utilizing responsible and sustainable business strategies to reduce risk and operating costs, leading to financial success at uncertain times.

  • Learn why your sustainability governance needs to change, and more importantly HOW to change it
  • Increase shared value by learning how to structure your social & environmental efforts
  • Future-proof your business by discovering the new challenges that the economic downturn presents for your stakeholder relation activities
  • Understand how to manage these commodity price challenges to drive efficiency and innovation that creates future success

Rio Tinto, Global Head of External Affairs & Communications, Simone Niven

Fireside Chat
9:15
-
10:00

Demonstrate the value that sustainability brings to your company and increase your access to finance

Our research shows that sustainability is a major concern for most CEOs and senior decision makers. However, most sustainability budgets are decreasing or remain stagnant. This session focuses on how you can work with your executives to increase access to resources

  • Use environmental and social performance to increase business performance by understanding how to identify and eliminate waste
  • Discuss how to drive true profitability to your organisation through sustainability and social performance
  • Learn practical ways to rank and prioritise your investments accurately, creating streamlined social projects that build strong relationship with governments and communities

Tullow Oil, Group Vice President of Safety, Sustainability and External Affairs, Sandy Stash
OceanaGold, Chief Executive Officer, Mick Wilkes

10:00
-
10:30

Networking break

Leadership Keynote
10:30
-
11:45

The Road from Paris: How to adapt your business strategy for commercial success post-COP21

One of the biggest disrupters right now in the extractives industry is the international agreement on climate change targets. This session will look towards the future and re-evaluate how this changes ‘business as usual’

  • Debate if the world needs an international price on carbon and understand what type of pricing is most beneficial for business
  • Identify the new environmental trends that will have the biggest impact on your business
  • Discover innovative strategies implemented by leading companies that will reduce your climate change risk
  • As stranded asset concerns are heightened, learn what you can do to protect business profitability
  • Understand the impact that COP-21 will have at a global level and how to highlight risks and opportunities in your strategy

Bank of America Merril Lynch, Managing Director of Climate Finance, Abyd Karmali
Hermes Investment Management, Extractives Lead Hermes Equity Ownership Services, Bruce Duguid

Workshop
11:45
-
12:15

Strengthen relationships with governments and communities: What role do the extractives industry play in The Sustainable Development Goals

Playing a role in delivering the global goals is one vehicle that the extractives industry can use to collectively change public perception towards the mining, oil and gas industry

  • Understand what you can do to end extreme poverty, join the fight against inequality & reduce climate change impacts
  • Debate how to increase shared value whilst keeping margins and business budgets to a minimum
  • Learn how to communicate these achievements with your stakeholders to increase industry benefits

INA, Director of Sustainable Development & HSE, Angelika Brnada

Interactive Session
12:15
-
13:30

Strengthen your social license to operate through early & meaningful stakeholder engagement

Your social license begins with stakeholder engagement, and should be early and continuous. However, expectations of the extractives industry are rising and reduced budgets impact the way you manage your relationship with stakeholders

  • Hear regional case studies about how to implement effective engagement with indigenous communities in the mining industry
  • Under promise and over deliver: Learn how to manage community expectations whilst maintaining social acceptance
  • Learn how to maximise impact from participation in Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives and Cross-Industry working groups
  • Discover the best ways to engage with project opposition & understand their concerns

Beowulf Mining, Chief Executive Officer, Kurt Budge
Torex Gold Corporation, Vice President of Sustainability, Mark Thorpe
Candente Copper Corporation, President & Chief Executive Officer, Joanne Freeze

Moderated by Pyxera Global, Vice President of Enterprise and Community Development, Harry Pastuzek

13:30
-
14:45

NETWORKING LUNCH

Roundtable Session
14:45
-
15:45

Deliver value to shareholders and mainstream investors

This session gives you an opportunity to engage with the mainstream investors in small informal groups, maintain relationships and speak to stakeholders from the finance community to understand ways that you can reduce business risk through social performance

  • How can you communicate the short term benefits with investors that inform their trading decisions?
  • Understand why more mainstream investors are focusing on ESG metrics and how their approach differs to SRI investment
  • Understand what you can do to receive favourable ratings, whilst reducing risk

HSBC Global Asset Management Ltd., ESG Analyst and Engagement Lead, Gayle Muers
Aberdeen Asset Management, Responsible Investment Analyst, Gail McCullie

Panel Session
15:45
-
16:45

How the extractives industry can contribute to Socio-Economic Development

Improving your company’s contribution to society and the local economy is one of the most effective ways of achieving social acceptance for your projects. This session will focus on how donors can help you achieve development goals:

  • Discuss where the needs of government and extractives industries intersect, hear what donors can do for the extractives industry in developing skills within the local workforce
  • Talk about the Skills for Oil and Gas Africa (SOGA) initiative and how DFID are working with the extractives industry to contribute towards socio-economic development
  • Understand how to build alternative industries to mining, oil and gas and protect host communities from market fluctuations
  • Participate in small group discussions focused on overcoming the challenges around socio-economic development and local content
  • Hear how companies and governments can address the gaps in skills for your project, whilst leaving a legacy for socio-economic success in the absence of an extractives industry

Department for International Development, Extractives Industry Lead, Holger Grundel
Engineers without Borders, Venture Leader - Mining Shared Value, Jeff Geipel

16:45
-
17:00

DAY ONE SUMMARY

17:00

EVENING NETWORKING DRINKS

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Day 2, Wednesday 22nd June

7:30
-
9:00

REGISTRATION, EXHIBITION & WELCOME COFFEE

Interactive Session
9:00
-
9:45

Reporting: Understanding the risks to your social license to operate and how as an industry we are responding to these challenges

This session will explore the ever increasing challenge the industry is facing in building and maintaining a social license to operate and how we can better measure, monitor and respond to these challenges.

  • Debate how to measure your social license to operate to identify high risk projects and prevent conflict before it materializes
  • Discuss the challenges associated with social media platforms with respect to their ability to both help and hinder
  • Learn how to shift from monitoring inputs to quantifying social impact risk exposure and issues of materiality with stakeholders

Adani Group, Head of Environment & Sustainability, Hamish Manzi

Opening Keynote
9:45
-
11:00

Get preferential access to land and resources by working with governments but understanding clear responsibilities

Good working relationships with host governments are essential in obtaining licenses and working together with host communities. This session focuses on how you can build better relationships with governments and increase shared value.

  • Hear case studies on inspirational public-private partnerships with advice on how you can create shared value by working with governments
  • Understand how to effectively work with Governments and have a clear definition on your businesses role is in socio-economic development
  • Overcome the challenges of operating in an area where your standards do not align with the host-governments requirements

BG Group, Vice-President & Global Head of Government and Public Affairs, Phil Murphy

11:00
-
11:30

NETWORKING BREAK

Interactive session
11:30
-
12:15

Satellites Supporting Responsible Extractives: Plan, Implement, Communicate

As low commodity prices and expectations for responsible business practice continue to grow, sustainability challenges have never been greater. Such challenges have translated into tighter margins and the pressure to do better with less. This presentation will showcase through success stories how satellite imagery and the information and intelligence derived from it helps companies with:

  • Planning and efficient implementation of operations
  • Gathering and providing impactful visual evidence of facts and changes in the environment, infrastructure, risks, insurance and investments in local communities
  • Minimising risks, measuring social return and responding to that community conflict

Digital globe, Director of Energy EMEAR, Deborah Humphreville
GMV, Project Manager, Julia Yague

Panel Session
12:15
-
13:15

Changing the status quo on Human Rights and Labour issues within the value chain

The changing regulation on human rights, coming from hard law to soft law is a trend that is only due to continue, this session looks at specific human rights legislation and focuses on what can be done to mitigate human rights risks in your supply chain

  • Specifically look at how you can overcome trafficking issues at construction stage and within your wider supply chain
  • Using an integrated approach to identify, understand and manage human rights at the corporate- and site-level, while delivering sector leading assurance to investors, customers and other stakeholders
  • Develop your knowledge and expertise in respecting human rights and adhere to the UN Voluntary Principles on Business and Human Rights
  • Gain insight into some of the key challenges facing mining companies as they seek to address indirect human rights impacts linked to their business partners

Barrick Gold Corporation, General Counsel, Jon Drimmer
Natural Resource Governance, Board member, Bennett Freeman
Verisk Maplecroft, Director / Strategic mining lead, Gus Macfarlane

13:15
-
14:30

NETWORKING LUNCH

Interactive Session
14:30
-
15:15

Move from an insular and reactive business model and become an integrated and proactive development partner

This session will share practical advice from The Development Partner Framework and will discuss how this can be implemented

  • Discuss what Strategic Pillars are required to move to a development partner approach
  • Share the core capabilities, resources and tools that the mining industry possess to enable positive change and understand the gaps and challenges facing the movement to a development partner model
  • Discover what steps need to be taken to progress a partnership approach and build trust between yourself and your stakeholders

Anglo American, Group Head of Social Performance and Engagement, Jon Samuel

Moderated by: Hatch, Managing Director, Corinne Boone

Roundtable Discussion
15:15
-
16:15

Reduce environmental impact in your operations

Inevitably, in this industry crisis’ can happen to anyone, and they can have detrimental impacts on profit, brand reputation and your social license. This session will focus on how you can react to a crisis and what you can do to prevent them.

  • Learn how to change public perception of the industry through better environmental performance
  • Discover innovative ways to help inform your stakeholders about your companies environmental standards and provide honest feedback about their concerns
  • Analyse recent high impact crisis' and understand the lessons learned and how the extractives industry can prevent a repeat crisis
  • Hear from some of the most sustainable extractive companies with practical advice on how to go above and beyond environmental compliance in your operations
  • Analyse your business and strategy and hear how to protect yourself from risk of environmental regulation
Roundtable Session
16:15
-
17:15

Beyond the mine: consider sustainability from a product life cycle perspective

Improving (and communicating) your company’s contribution to society is one of the most effective ways of achieving social acceptance for your projects.

  • What advancements are the industry making in Market Generation at the end of life of a product
  • How can you improve the environmental impact of your final product?
  • Understand how to assess the social and environmental risks throughout the life-cycle of products in your portfolio
  • Discuss the threats and opportunities created by The Circular Economy
  • Share best practice on how to apply the circular economy theory to your strategy
  • How will stranded assets impact your work & what opportunities are there for the re-use of oil rigs and disused mines?
17:15
-
17:30

CONFERENCE SUMMARY AND KEY THEMES

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