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Key ESG Issues Facing the Mining Industry

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Throughout the mining industry and across its spectrum of stakeholders, ESG and related sustainability issues are taking on increasing importance. This webinar will explore five key areas of particular relevance as the industry navigates its way through the varying aspects of ESG. This program will be moderated by Tanneke Heersche and John Turner.

Governance/Policies and procedures/ESG registers
Francois Joubert

A description of organizational ESG policies and practices, compliance registers, management plans and codes of conduct.

Disclosure of ESG performance indicators to investors, regulators, governments, other stakeholders
Janet Howard

This session will highlight key performance indicators relevant to mining companies and address disclosure obligations and best practices to meet the expectations and requirements of investors regulators, governments and other key stakeholders.

Environmental/Climate Change - carbon neutrality, stakeholder expectations and performance indicators
Lisa DeMarco, Partner, DeMarco Allan LLP

Investor expectations and demands related climate change, carbon neutrality, and science based targets have changed dramatically over the last year. Blackrock’s Larry Fink has raised the bar and multinational companies including Unilever, Mars, Shell, BP, and Maple Leaf Foods have lead corporate action to facilitate carbon neutrality and favourable investment. What are the central ESG drivers and Procedural steps that prudent entities in the extractive sectors can take to demonstrate diligence and investment favourable approaches to climate related ESG.

ESG Performance and Access to Capital
Kai Alderson

From the Equator Principles to sustainability-linked finance, a mining company’s ESG performance can increasingly affect its access to capital. This session will explore this evolving landscape and how best to navigate the resulting opportunities - and pitfalls.

Management of courtroom risks that apply to on-the-ground operations
Clifford Sosnow

Recent court room decisions, indicate that governance issues subject to international standards including as they apply to labour rights can be a source of litigation risk in Canada even if mining operations are exclusively conducted abroad. This presentation will highlight some of these risks and how to minimize them.



  • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (ET) Program and Q&A


This is event is only available via webinar

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1.5Hours Available Via Webinar
Note: This programme contains 1.5 hours of Substantive content for the purposes of the Law Society of Ontario's annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements.
Note: This programme contains 1.5 hours of Substantive content for the purposes of the Law Society of Ontario's annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements .

For the Law Society of British Columbia’s annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements: the session has been loaded as part of a series, titled “Global Mining Group Webinar Series – June 2020” and will be available for claiming through the LSBC CPD website as of June 30, 2020.

For CPD/CLE in other jurisdictions, please contact your local Law Society.

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