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How to sustain and enhance your license to operate with a strong CSR risk strategy
This is what some of the attendees thought about the conference:
" An Inspirational event that has put our work in context and provided new insights for moving our efforts forward"
Anders Arvidsson, Vice President Strategy and Systems, Continental Africa, Anglo Gold Ashanti
"..I found this conference to be very insightful and very useful in helping me to understand the key issues that are challenging the industry. I was very happy to be able to contribute."
Arnie Bawden, Supply Chain Social Responsibility Manager, BlackBerry
"The 'No PPT' format was very effective. Facilitators, in general, were good at promoting discussion."
Samir Whitaker, Programme Manager, Rio Tinto - BirdLife International
The 4th annual CSR for Extractives Industries Summit, 130 attendees, 25+ corporate top executives, sharing best practice and discussing the latest CSR challenges facing in 2013.
Why attend CSR for Extractives Industries Summit 2013?
- Get up-to-speed on OECD Guidance, Dodd Frank and the EU Directives: Essential tips on all the regulatory changes coming your way in 2013 covering transparency and conflict minerals
- Step up on Human Rights Standards implementation - Learn from IPIECA’s corporate leaders, develop effective grievance mechanisms, Human Rights Due Diligence and what it means to maintain safety and security where you operate
- Best practices in stakeholder and community engagement - develop an integrated approach to ensure your license to operate and map your external risks
- Improve your environmental performance to protect biodiversity and gain credibility from all stakeholders impacted by your operations
Hear from the current delegates
I decided to join the summit because I work with CSR in the drilling industry. I have much experience with CSR in general and hope that the summit will provide me with even more details on CSR in the extractives industry specifically. I am also looking forward to networking with people dealing with the same challenges and opportunities and exchange experience with them.
Maersk Drilling - CSR Advisor - Rikke Eriksen
…I have extensive experience from all business in Metso with the exception of Mining. Being responsible of the sustainability development of the company, it's then a good idea to fill my knowledge gap and understand also how CSR works in the mining industry especially.
Metso, Senior Vice President - Sustainability & Technology Development - Lennart Ohlsson
Head of Social Performance
Climate Change Adviser to Rio Tinto
VP Strategy and Systems, Continental Africa
Anglo Gold Ashanti
Human Rights Implementation Manager
I believe that the event was well organized and the topics was generally well grouped
AngloGold Ashanti - Johan Viljoen - Senior Vice President - Sustainability
Key Topics 2013
- Resource scarcity - How to move from a 'reactive' CSR system to an integrated risk management system. Make sure your business survives in a resource constraint world
- Human Rights – Learn best practice in the implementation of Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights as well as Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights
- Socio-Economic Assessment – Understand and manage the socio-economic impacts of your operations
- Conflict Minerals and Transparency strategy – How it can help to sustain your business and control risks outside of your direct sphere of influence
- Free Prior and Informed Consent – What it means to obtain FPIC and where the line is between communities and the government
- Community Engagement – Build partnerships and trust, bring communities to your supply chain to match your business goals with community priorities
- Biodiversity and Environmental Impacts – How to link biodiversity to corporate-decision making and assessing the possibility of no net loss
- Capacity Building – Create shared value where you operate to mitigate any potential conflicts and sustain your operations
- Where is Materiality – Key take-aways on material issues and how your strategy should look like for a long term success
Thank you for a really interesting conference - I really enjoyed it!
The World Bank - Katie Heller - Social Development Specialist - Oil, Gas, and Mining
You won't find a better conference for CSR executives in the Extractives industry - anywhere.
- Get your chance to talk openly about your challenges with the rest of your industry: the whole conference is run under the Chatham House Rule (non-disclosure rule)
- NO powerpoint rule - no time for PR pitches. ALL sessions are an opportunity for in-depth discussions and debates on what matters most to you
- Go back to the office with solutions: we've developed a series of interactive round table to ensure you take away as many actionable points/best practice from this conference as possible
More reasons why this is the ONLY industry-specific event on CSR you need to attend all year:
- Best practice and strategy targeted at your priorities: We do more primary research than any competitors. That means our agendas are more relevant and insightful than anywhere else
- A total focus on corporate priorities and learning: Too many conferences 'pad out' their list of speakers with gurus, service providers and consultants. We will deliver you 25+ expert corporate peers - people who can help you improve based on real experience
- Solve problems with peers at the gathering place for the corporate responsibility executive: Have a look at our list of past attendees and you'll notice that we have a far higher proportion of corporate execs attending vs agencies and service providers. You'll be working side-by-side with senior peers
- A history of success - a conference that works for corporates: We've been in this space longer than the rest. This is our fifth conference on CSR specifically for the Extractives industry, and we've got plenty of proof that our approach works
My greatest regret is that I wasn't able to stay through the entire conference. The discussions were good, with many gems of information to take away. There was a good balance of industry work and NGO contributions, and I felt that most of the participants were willing to listen and learn versus advocating their positions.
Hess - Libby Cheney - VP Corporate EHS & SR
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Who comes to this conference?
The show is designed for senior corporate responsibility executives in large oil, gas and mining companies.
Some of those who have already attended our event in the past include Exxon Mobil, BP, Rio Tinto, De Beers, Total, Teck, Banro Corporation – to see the full list go here!
An unmissable opportunity for your business
If you are looking to learn more about how to manage social and environmental risks in oil, gas and mining and want to meet the biggest players in the industry, then this is the forum to do it.
Full details are in the brochure - so download it today and see how CSR for Extractives Industries Summit 2013 will benefit your business!
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