ESG Challenges and Opportunities in the Mining Sector

4-8 October 2021
Digital event

ESG Week: Energy and Mining Forum

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The Natural Resources Forum is delighted to announce our annual digital Energy and Mining Forum "ESG Week" is scheduled to take place from the 4th to 8th of October 2021 and is now open for Registration.

Join us for a week of daily on-line panel sessions as our panellists examine the major ESG trends to watch, including the continued role of critical minerals, technology, green financing, sustainable investment, diversity and inclusion, and stakeholder engagement.

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11:00

Opening Remarks: Jonathan Blanchard Smith, Chairman of the Natural Resources Forum

11:05

Keynote Speaker: Simon Henry, Member of the Board, Rio Tinto


Speakers:

Jonathan Blanchard Smith

Jonathan Blanchard Smith

Chairman, Natural Resources Forum

Simon Henry

Simon Henry

Board Member, Rio Tinto

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12:30

Panel 1: Major ESG Trends to Watch


Moderator:

Iain Duncan

Iain Duncan

Partner, Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure, Simmons & Simmons


Panelists:

Julie Baddeley

Julie Baddeley

Chair, Chapter Zero Board

John MacKenzie

John MacKenzie

Executive Chairman, Mantos Copper

Lord Oates

Lord Oates

Spokesperson for Energy and Climate Change, UK Parliament

Nick Stansbury

Nick Stansbury

Head of Climate Solutions, Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM)

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14:30

Panel 2: The Future of ESG Reporting


Moderator:

Stina Warnstam Drolet

Stina Warnstam Drolet

Head of Sustainability & Manager, Advisory, Oxford Analytica


Panelists:

Matthew Powell

Matthew Powell

Vice President, BeyondNetZero

Yasmin Raza

Yasmin Raza

Technical Specialist in Sustainable Finance, Financial Conduct Authority

Kate Southwell

Kate Southwell

General Counsel, Pala Investments

Vladmir Zaluzshky

Vladmir Zaluzshky

Head of Communications & IR, Severstal

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10:30

Panel 2.2: Green Steel


Moderator:

Dion Vaughan

Dr Dion Vaughan

Senior Adviser, HCF International Advisers


Panelists:

Neil Goodman

Neil Goodman

CEO and Founder, Appalachian Iron Inc

Olga Kalashnikova

Olga Kalashnikova

Head of Environment, Severstal

Rob Simmons

Rob Simmons

Investor Relations and Corporate Development, Ferrexpo plc

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12:30

Panel 3: Green Materials, Green Technologies & Green Applications


Moderator:

Thomas Hoskyns

Thomas Hoskyns

Editor, Mining Journal


Panelists:

John Drexhage

John Drexhage

Consultant on Energy and Extractives, The World Bank

Ken Hoffman

Ken Hoffman

Co-Head EV Battery Materials Research Group/Basic Materials Sr. Expert, McKinsey & Company

Puruvi Poddar

Puruvi Poddar

Chief – Corporate & Business Development, Tirupati Graphite

Julian Treger

Julian Treger

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Anglo Pacific Group

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14:30

Panel 4: Precious Metals and ESG: What it Takes to Get it Right


Moderator:

Estelle Levin-Nally

Estelle Levin-Nally

Founder and CEO, Levin Sources


Panelists:

Bradley Barnett

Bradley Barnett

VP Sustainability, Bunker Hill Mining Corp

David Hutchins

David Hutchins

Chairman, FTSE Gold Mines Index Committee

Brian Quast

Brian Quast

Precious Metals Analyst, BMO Capital Markets

Jamie Strauss

Jamie Strauss

Founder & CEO, Digbee ESG

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10:30

Panel 4.2: Environment, Community, and Water Management


Moderator:

James Bellin

James Bellin

Principal Hydrogeologist, SRK Consulting


Panelists:

Dawn Brock

Dawn Brock

Manager, ICMM

Daria Grigoreva

Daria Grigoreva

Director, Sustainability, Polyus

Michelle Lawrence

Michelle Lawrence

COO, Kropz plc

Jed Youngs

Jed Youngs

Practice Lead Water Stewardship, BHP

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12:30

Panel 5: The African Just Transition


Moderator:

Laura Hurst

Laura Hurst

Energy Reporter, Bloomberg


Panelists:

Roger Brown

Roger Brown

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Seplat Energy

Claire Lawrie

Claire Lawrie

Head of Energy, Corporate Finance and Business Transformation team in EMEA, FTI Consulting

Katherine Roe

Katherine Roe

CEO, Wentworth Resources

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14:30

Panel 6: Sustainable Investment and ESG


Moderator:

Katya Gorbatiouk

Katya Gorbatiouk

Primary Capital Markets, London Stock Exchange


Panelists:

Ignacio de Calonje

Ignacio de Calonje

Chief Investment Officer, IFC

Paul Gurney

Paul Gurney

Managing Director, Equities, Global Markets, BMO Capital Markets

Peter Marrone

Peter Marrone

Executive Chairman, Yamana Gold Inc

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10:30

Panel 6.2: Governance Challenges Faced by NEDs in the Resources Sector


Moderator:

Charlie Jack

Charlie Jack

Partner and Head of Natural Resources, Hudson Sandler


Panelists:

Yulia Chekunaeva

Yulia Chekunaeva

Director for Capital Markets and Strategic Initiatives, En+ Group, Director, Clean Growth Leadership Network and INED, Nordgold plc

Rupert Krefting

Rupert Krefting

Head of Corporate Finance & Stewardship, M&G Investments

Michael Rawlinson

Michael Rawlinson

Chairman at Adriatic Metals plc, SID at Hochschild Mining plc

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12:30

Panel 7: Mining for Diversity and Inclusion


Moderator:

Alex Buck

Alex Buck

MD, Women in Mining UK


Panelists:

Edwina Aba Akuamoa

Edwina Aba Akuamoa

Senior Manager, Inclusion & Diversity, Newmont

Sandra Bates

Sandra Bates

Non-Executive Director, Adriatic Metals

Danielle Hatton

Danielle Hatton

Principal - Natural Resources, Granger Reis

Tania Tchedaeva

Tania Tchedaeva

Director, Corporate Governance & Company Secretary, Polymetal International Plc

Denise Wilson

Denise Wilson OBE

Chief Executive, The Hampton-Alexander Review

Andrew Wray

Andrew Wray

CEO, Golden Star Resources

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14:30

Panel 8: Closer Look - Company Case Studies


Moderator:

John Merry

John Merry

Principal Environmental Scientist, SRK Consulting


Panelists:

Alex Čaičics

Alex Čaičics

Group Head of ESG and Sustainability Communications, Polyus

Andy Morrison

Andy Morrison

Chairman, Spinnaker Acquisitions Plc

Mark Selby

Mark Selby

Chairman & CEO, Canada Nickel Company

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10:30

Panel 8.2: Sustainability Linked Financing


Panelists:

Paola Leocani

Paola Leocani

Partner, Debt Capital Markets, Simmons & Simmons

Alfons Martos

Alfons Martos

Executive Director, Investment Banking Division, Goldman Sachs

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12:30

Panel 9: Managing ESG Issues Through Shareholder and Stakeholder Engagement


Moderator:

Madeline R. Young

Madeline R. Young

Associate Professor & ESG Specialist, Anglia Ruskin University & University of Surrey


Panelists:

Marcelo De Andrade

Dr Marcelo De Andrade

President, Earth Capital Brasil

Marc Fèvre

Marc Fèvre

Partner, Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure, Simmons & Simmons

James Lea-Cox

James Lea-Cox

Senior Environmental Advisor, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

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14:30

Panel 10: ESG, Strategy and the Long View


Moderator:

Natasha Braginsky Mounier

Natasha Braginsky Mounier

Independent Director, Sberbank Supervisory Board


Panelists:

Ben Daly

Ben Daly

Executive Director, Corporate & Institutional Banking, Standard Chartered Bank

Elaine Dorward-King

Elaine Dorward-King

Member, RFF Board of Directors; Non-Executive Board Director, Kenmare Resources plc and Great Lakes Dredge and Dock

David Williamson

David Williamson

Head of ESD Operations, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

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18:00

ESG Week Closing Dinner


Guest of Honour:

Alexander Landia

Dr Alexander Landia

Chairman of the Supervisory Board, The Mobility House


Chair:

Jonathan Blanchard Smith

Jonathan Blanchard Smith

Chairman, Natural Resources Forum

The ESG Landscape: Trends and Standards Monitor

On behalf of the Natural Resources Forum, Oxford Analytica is delighted to share with you a complimentary copy of our September ESG Landscape: Trends and Standards Monitor. This document leverages the expertise of our editorial staff, in-house analysts and policy experts from Oxford Analytica, EU Issue Tracker, CQ and FiscalNote Professional Services. We summarise and analyse evolving ESG issues from around the globe.

The report provides insight into industry trends, latest news and standards monitoring across the ESG landscape. It forms part of a comprehensive ESG offering that includes quarterly calls with experts to help organisations tailor their ESG strategies and response.

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