ESG Challenges and Opportunities in the Mining Sector

3-7 October 2022
In Person and Digital Event

ESG Week: Energy and Mining Forum

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The Natural Resources Forum is delighted to announce dates for our third annual ESG Energy and Mining Forum 2022. Join our speakers and sponsors from the 3rd to 7th October for a week of in person events and on-line webinars as our panellists examine all the major ESG trends to watch including the continued role of critical minerals and technology, sustainable investment, stakeholder engagement, and diversity and inclusion. Addressing all the key challenges and opportunities stakeholders are currently facing, the Natural Resources Forum welcomes back corporate leaders, sustainability experts, government representatives, investors and NGO's to ESG Week 2022.

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Agenda


8:00

London Stock Exchange, 10 Paternoster Sq., EC4M 7LS

10:15

Registration Open

11:00

Opening Speeches and Key Note Address

Speaker:

Claire Dorrian

Claire Dorrian

Head of Sustainable Finance, Capital Markets, London Stock Exchange Group

Keynote Speaker:

Pavan Sukhdev

Pavan Sukhdev

CEO, GIST and former Special Adviser and Head of UNEP's Green Economy Initiative

12:00

The Future of Energy and Mining

Moderator:

Iain Duncan

Iain Duncan

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

Panelists:

Yulia Chekunaeva

Yulia Chekunaeva

Director, Clean Growth Leadership Network

Ignacio de Calonje

Ignacio de Calonje

Chief Investment Officer, Global Energy & Mining, International Finance Corporation

Paul Jefferiss

Paul Jefferiss

Partner, Natural Carbon Capital Ltd; Head of Climate and Sustainability, UK National Committee on China; Non-Executive Director, The Carbon Trust

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Christian Spano

Director, Innovation, International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)

13:00

Decarbonisation: The Challenges and Opportunities

Moderator:

Amy Smith

Amy Smith

Sustainable Finance Manager, Capital Markets, London Stock Exchange Group

Panelists:

Karina Litvack

Karina Litvack

Founding Chair, CGI, Non-Executive Director, Eni

Julian Kettle

Julian Kettle

SVP, Vice Chair Metals and Mining, Wood Mackenzie

Jonathan Grant

Jonathan Grant

Principal Advisor – Climate Change, Group Strategy, Rio Tinto

Harry Boyd-Carpenter

Harry Boyd-Carpenter

Managing Director, Climate Strategy and Delivery, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

14:00

Networking Tea and Coffee Break

14:30

Capital Markets Fuelling the Net-Zero Transition

Moderator:

David Trenchard

David Trenchard

Engagement Director, Elliott Advisors (UK) limited

Panelists:

Jennifer Anderson

Jennifer Anderson

Managing Director, Co-Head of Sustainable Investment & ESG, Lazard Asset Management

Nick Stansbury

Nick Stansbury

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

Barbara Oldani

Barbara Oldani

Director, Emerging Markets Investors Alliance

Alex Miller

Alex Miller

Vice President, Investment Banking, Stifel Nicolaus Europe Ltd

15:15

Mobilising the Power of Responsible and Impact Capital

Moderator:

Katya Gorbatiouk

Katya Gorbatiouk

Head of Funds, Primary Markets, and Sustainable Finance Committee, London Stock Exchange

Panelists:

Shipra Gupta

Shipra Gupta

Investments Stewardship Lead, (Responsible) Investment Strategy & Execution, Scottish Widows

Natasha Landell-Mills

Natasha Landell-Mills

CFA, Head of Stewardship, Sarasin & Partners

Sora Utzinger

Sora Utzinger

Global Head of ESG Research, Aviva Investors

Mark Wade

Mark Wade

Head of Sustainability Research and Stewardship, Allianz Global Investors

Mike Younis

Mike Younis

Vice President, Asset Stewardship, State Street Global Advisors

16:30

Market Close Ceremony and Networking Reception

8:30

Resource Nationalism: The Challenges and Opportunities for Critical Mineral Companies

Moderator:

Charlie Jack

Charlie Jack

Partner and Head of Natural Resources, Hudson Sandler

Panelists:

Julien Bosche

Julien Bosche

Vice President, Investments, Trident Royalties

Michael Naylor

Michael Naylor

CEO, EV Metals Group

Henry Sanderson

Henry Sanderson

Executive Editor, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence

Jeremy Wrathall

Jeremy Wrathall

CEO, Cornish Lithium

10:30

Oil & Gas and the Energy Transition: Joining Forces Towards Net-Zero

Moderator:

Chris Wheaton

Chris Wheaton

Managing Director, Stifel

Panelists:

Rosanna Fusco

Rosanna Fusco

Head of Climate Change Strategy and Positioning, Eni

Katherine Roe

Katherine Roe

CEO, Wentworth Resources

Charlotte Wollf-Bye

Charlotte Wollf-Bye

Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer, Petronas Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS)

12:30

Carbon Capture and Hydrogen Energy: Cutting Emissions while improving Energy Security

Moderator:

Richard Hulf

Richard Hulf

Managing Partner, HydrogenOne Capital LLP

Panelists:

Hannah Bronwin

Hannah Bronwin

Director of Business Development, SSE Thermal

Will Lochhead

Will Lochhead

Deputy Director, Industrial Carbon Capture and Hydrogen Business Models, Industrial Energy Directorate

Olivier Mussat

Olivier Mussat

Chief Executive Officer, ATOME Energy PLC

David Johnston

David Johnston

Managing Director of Head of Energy & Commodities, Lloyds Bank

14:30

Increasing Hydro Capacity to meet Global Demand

Moderator:

Maria Ubierna Aparicio

Maria Ubierna Aparicio

Director, Open Hydro

Panelists:

James Stevens

James Stevens

Global Sales and Marketing Director, Preformed Windings

Alex Campbell

Alex Campbell

Head of Research & Policy, International Hydropower Association

Roland Roesch

Dr Roland Roesch

Deputy Director Innovation and Technology Center, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

LeRoy Coleman

LeRoy Coleman

Director of Communications, National Hydropower Association

Preston Pierce

Preston Pierce

General Manager, Duke Energy Corporation

16:30

ESG Regulatory Framework for a Net Zero Agenda

Moderator:

Sonali Siriwardena

Sonali Siriwardena

Partner, Global Head of ESG, Simmons & Simmons LLP

Panelists:

Daniele La Porta

Daniele La Porta

Global Head of Sustainability and ESG, Gerald Group

Tim Rowe

Tim Rowe

Manager, Strategy & Coordination, ESG Division, Financial Conduct Authority

Gillian Davidson

Dr Gillian Davidson

Chair of the Sustainability Committee, Central Asia Metals Plc; Chair, Global Battery Alliance

Isabella Bunn

Dr Isabella Bunn

Senior Advisor, Oxford Analytica

Eliette Riera

Eliette Riera

Head of UK Policy, Principles for Responsible Investment

10:30

Sustainable Investments and Finance for the Agri-Food and Fertiliser Sector

Moderator:

Shankar Athreya

Shankar Athreya

CEO, Parshiv Consulting Limited

Panelists:

Belinda Clarke

Belinda Clarke

Director, Agri-TechE

Anke Kwast

Anke Kwast

VP Climate Neutral Roadmap & Business Support, Yara International

Henrietta Moore

Prof Henrietta Moore

Founder and Director, The Institute for Global Prosperity; Chair in Culture Philosophy and Design, University College London

Charles Newton

Charles Newton

Strategic Advisor, Agriculture and Natural Capital Investment Strategies

12:30

In Conversation with Benedikt Sobotka, Group CEO of Eurasian Resources Group (ERG), Co-Chair of the Global Battery Alliance

Moderator:

Jonathan Blanchard Smith

Jonathan Blanchard Smith

Chairman, Natural Resources Forum

Panelist:

Benedikt Sobotka

Benedikt Sobotka

Group CEO of Eurasian Resources Group (ERG), Co-Chair of the Global Battery Alliance

14:30

Mission Critical: EV Metals and Battery Technology: Accelerating the Transition to a Zero-Carbon Future

Moderator:

Charlotte Selvey-Miller

Charlotte Selvey-Miller

Head of ESG, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence

Panelists:

Florian Mayr

Florian Mayr

Partner, Apricum – the Cleantech Advisory

Anne-Marie Fleury

Anne-Marie Fleury

Cobalt Responsible Sourcing Director, Glencore International

Mark Selby

Mark Selby

Chairman & CEO, Canada Nickel Company

Marc Bishop Lafleche

Marc Bishop Lafleche

CEO, Anglo Pacific Group PLC

Craig Woodburn

Craig Woodburn

Global Head of ESG, Britishvolt

16:30

Incorporating ESG Principles in the Investment Life-Cycle: From Theory to Practice

Moderator:

Jamie Strauss

Jamie Strauss

Founder & CEO, Digbee ESG

Panelists:

Vera Ivanova

Vera Ivanova

Investment Director, Amed Funds

Jessica Fung

Jessica Fung

Head Strategist, Pala Investments

Daniel Litvin

Daniel Litvin

Founder of Critical Resource, Senior Advisor to the Executive Committee, ERM

Randy Smallwood

Randy Smallwood

President and CEO, Wheaton Precious Metals Corp

8:30

Bridging The Talent Gap: Attracting and Retaining Industry Professionals

Moderator:

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Ben Lepley

Environmental Consultant (ESG), SRK Consulting (UK) Limited

Panelists:

Lucy Crane

Lucy Crane

ESG and Sustainability Manager, Cornish Lithium

Richard Lilly

Dr Richard Lilly

NExUS Program Leader and Minerals Industry Embedded Research Fellow, Department of Earth Sciences, School of Physical, Sciences, University of Adelaide, Australia

Miho Taka

Dr Miho Taka SFHEA

Assistant Professor in Peacebuilding, Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

10:30

Meeting ESG Commitments made, and Compliance and Challenges facing the Mining Sector

Moderator:

Jane Joughin

Jane Joughin

Corporate Consultant (Sustainability), SRK Consulting (UK) Limited

Panelists:

Jack Cunningham

Jack Cunningham

Director and Senior Advisor, Harlyn Advisory

Camilla de Silva

Camilla de Silva

Partner, Simmons & Simmons

Glenn Turner

Glenn Turner

Chief Legal and Commercial Officer, Gem Diamonds

12:30

Women in Mining UK Panel: Diversity and Inclusion and Attracting Talent

Moderator:

Stacy Hope

Dr Stacy Hope

Managing Director, Women in Mining UK

Panelists:

Elizabeth Baxter

Elizabeth Baxter

Board Member, POWERful Women; Director of Finance, Sonnedix

Sarah Gordon

Dr Sarah Gordon

CEO and Co-Founder, Satarla

Danielle Hatton

Danielle Hatton

Principal, Natural Resources, Granger Reis

Madeline R. Young

Madeline R. Young

Associate Professor in Sustainable Career Development, Anglia Ruskin University, Mining ESG Specialist, University of Surrey

14:30

Social Impact: Modern Slavery and Supply Chains

Moderator:

Estelle Levin-Nally

Estelle Levin-Nally

Founder and CEO, Levin Sources

Panelists:

Gillian Davidson

Dr Gillian Davidson

Chair of the Sustainability Committee, Central Asia Metals Plc; Chair, Global Battery Alliance

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Barbara Dirnberger

Impactt

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James Gyenes

Senior Policy Coordinator, US Department of Labor

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Ines Kaempfer

The Centre for Child Rights and Business

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Reginald D Smith

Eventide Asset Management

16:30

Integrating ESG into Anti-Bribery and Corruption Programs

Moderator:

Tamsin Bourne

Tamsin Bourne

Partner and Head of Due Diligence, Diligence Intl. Ltd.

Panelists:

Ana Estefanía Carballo

Dr Ana Estefanía Carballo

Research and Program Manager – Accountable Mining, Transparency International Australia

Jonathan Middup

Jonathan Middup

UK Head of Bribery and Corruption, Ernst and Young LLP

André Miniussi

André Miniussi

Group Ethics & Compliance Executive, Mainstream Renewable Power

Duncan Smith

Duncan Smith

Deputy Head, Investigations Division, European Investment Bank

8:30

In Conversation with Mark van Baal, Founder, Follow This

Moderator:

Cas Sydorowitz

Cas Sydorowitz

Global CEO, Georgeson

Panelist:

Mark van Baal

Mark van Baal

Founder, Follow This

10:30

Strategy, Policy and Progress

Moderator:

Rebecca Gudgeon

Rebecca Gudgeon

Partner, Head of Sustainability, Hudson Sandler

Panelists:

Julie Baddeley

Julie Baddeley

Chair of Steering Group, Chapter Zero Board

Josephine Bush

Josephine Bush

Non-Executive Director, Vulcan Energy

Tracey Kerr

Tracey Kerr

Independent Non-Executive Director, Hochschild Mining plc

Laura Sandys

Laura Sandys CBE

Senior Independent Director, SGN Network, the Energy Systems Catapult

Fiona Wild

Dr Fiona Wild

Vice President, Sustainability and Climate Change, BHP

12:30

ESG, the Energy Transition and the Long View

Moderator:

Serra Tar

Serra Tar

Partner (Clean Energy), Simmons & Simmons

Panelists:

Simon Henry

Simon Henry

Board Member, Rio Tinto

Joan MacNaughton

Joan MacNaughton

Senior Energy and Climate Policy Professional

Mark Robinson

Mark Robinson

Executive Director, EITI

Namrata Thapar

Namrata Thapar

Global Head of Mining, IFC

14:30

Activist Shareholders and NGOs as a Driving Force for Net-Zero Corporate Strategy

Moderator:

Cas Sydorowitz

Cas Sydorowitz

Global CEO, Georgeson

Panelists:

Gianluca A. Ferrari

Gianluca A. Ferrari

Founding Partner, Clearway Capital GmbH

Simon Rawson

Simon Rawson

Director of Corporate Engagement, ShareAction

Rebecca Sherratt

Rebecca Sherratt

Publications Editor, Insightia

Marco Taricco

Marco Taricco

Partner, Bluebell Capital Partners Ltd

Mike Younis

Mike Younis

Vice President, Asset Stewardship, State Street Global Advisors

18:00

ESG Week Closing Dinner & ESG Champions Announcement

Guest Speaker: Lord Oates, Member of the House of Lords

Moderator:

Jonathan Blanchard Smith

Jonathan Blanchard Smith

Chairman, Natural Resources Forum

Speaker:

Lord Jonny Oates

Lord Jonny Oates

Co-Chair All-Party Parliamentary Group on Africa; Vice-Chair All-Party Parliamentary Group on Renewable and Sustainable Energy and All-Party Parliamentary Group on Net Zero

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