Events

Upcoming events

December 2020

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Responsible Mining: How Effective Community Consent & Tailings Management Strategies can Reduce Risk

Moderator:
Andrew Howell, Emerging Markets Investors Alliance (USA)

Speakers:
Rene Aguilar Saez, Antofagasta (Chile)
Stewart Bailey, AngloGold Ashanti (South Africa)
Pierre De Pasquale, Responsible Mining Foundation (Switzerland)
Patrick O’Connell, AllianceBernstein (USA)


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Evento en español con traducción en inglés (Event in Spanish with translation in English)

Legitimidad social en la minería: desafíos en América Latina // Social legitimacy in the mining sector: challenges in Latin America

Moderator:
Ingrid Koch, Centro Vincular-PUCV (Chile)

Speakers:
Bo Krogvig, LKAB (Sweden)
Ellen Lenny-Pessagno, Albemarle (Chile)
Pierre De Pasquale, Responsible Mining Foundation (Switzerland)
Doug Aitken, SMI-ICE Chile (Chile)


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Responsible Extractives in the Pacific: realities and challenges

Moderator:
Valmaine Toki, University of Waikato (New Zealand)

Speakers:
Catherine Coumans, Mining Watch Canada (Canada)
Cressida Kuala, Porgera Red Wara (River) Women’s Association (Papua New Guina)
Teina Mackenzie, Te Ipukarea Society (Cook Islands)

Val Madsen, St Barbara Ltd, (Australia)

Jonathan Mesulam, Alliance of Solwara Warriors (Papua New Guinea)

Gavin Mudd, RMIT University (Australia)
Tevita Naikasowalu, Commission of Ecological and Social Justice, (Fiji)
Pierre De Pasquale, Responsible Mining Foundation (Switzerland)
Emmanuel Peni, Project Sepik (Papua New Guinea)


REGISTRATION LINK: https://indico.un.org/event/35252/

The seminar is organized as an accompanying event of the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the UNECE Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents (COP-11, Geneva and online, 7-9 December 2020)

Session 4: Trends and developments, stakeholder responses and proposed actions to improve mine tailings safety in the UNECE region and beyond
(Translation available in English and Russian)

Moderator:
Michael Struckl, UNECE

Speakers:
Diane Tang-Lee, ICMM
Guy Halpern, OECD
Pierre De Pasquale, Responsible Mining Foundation


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November 2020

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Moderator:
Johannes van de Ven, Good Energies Foundation

Speakers:
Timer Manurung, Auriga (Indonesia)
John Howchin, Council on Ethics of the Swedish National Pension Funds (Sweden)
Mirna Cunningham, FILAC (Nicaragua)
Estelle Levin-Nally, Levin Sources (UK)
Carmen Hagenaars, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Netherlands)
Hélène de Villiers-Piaget, Responsible Mining Foundation (Switzerland)
John Mulligan, World Gold Council (UK)


October 2020

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“Leveraging Artisanal & Small-scale Mining (ASM) and Large-Scale Mining (LSM) to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals”

Organisers: RMF (Responsible Mining Foundation), CCSI (Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment), Pact, University of Delaware, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN).

Moderated by Antonio Pedro, UNECA (Director, Subregional Office, Central Africa)

Speakers:
Jorden de Haan, Programme Officer Artisanal Gold. Pact
James McQuilken, Programme Officer Mines to Markets, Pact
Kirsten Dales, Independent industrial ecologist
Jennifer Rietbergen-McCracken, Senior Advisor, Responsible Mining Foundation
Perrine Toledo, Head of Extractive Industries, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment
Dr. Julie Klinger, Assistant Professor, University of Delaware
Brian Chicksen, Adjunct Professor, University of Cape Town


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PROGRAMME
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Alexandre Fasel, Ambassador of Switzerland
Hanno Würzner, Deputy Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Keynote / Presentation of the RMI Report 2020
Hélène De Villiers-Piaget, CEO of the Responsible Mining Foundation

Panel Discussion followed by audience questions
Daniele La Porta, Senior Mining Specialist, The World Bank
Eric Rasmussen, Director, EBRD Natural Resources Team
Mirjam Staub-Bisang, CEO, BlackRock Switzerland

Moderator: Sir Richard Shirreff, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Strategia Worldwide


September 2020

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Parte del programa del V Foro Regional de La Naciones Unidades (ONU) sobre las Empresas y Derechos Humanos para América Latina y El Caribe

Sesión organizada por el Centro Vincular – Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV) de Chile (http://www.vincular.cl/)

Con:
Jvan Gaffuri, Director, ESG Benchmarking, S&P Global Switzerland SA
Ingrid Koch, Gerente Operaciones Centro Vincular-PUCV
Pierre de Pasquale, Responsible Mining Foundation, Suiza
Laura Espinach, Global Reporting Initiative
Moderación: Carolina Hoyl, Gerente Desarrollo, Centro Vincular-PUCV


June 2020

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Speakers:
Lydia Nkopane, National Union of Mineworkers NUM (South Africa)
Prabindra Shakya, Indigenous Human Rights Defender – CEMSOJ (Nepal)
Vanessa Baudin, Development Gateway (Senegal)
Daria Goncharova, Polymetal (Russia)
Jennifer Rietbergen-McCracken, Responsible Mining Foundation (Switzerland)

Moderator:
Prof. Surya Deva, Associate Prof. at the School of Law of City University of Hong Kong & Member of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights


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Keynote oradores:
Pierre De Pasquale, Head of Stakeholder Engagement, Responsible Mining Foundation (Suiza)
Ingrid Koch, Gerente de Operaciones, Centro Vincular-PUCV (Chile)

Representantes de distintas partes interesadas compartieron reflexiones sobre la realidad de la minería en la región:
Luis Felipe López-Calva, Director del PNUD para América Latina y el Caribe
Ana Maria Vidal Cobian, Past-Coordinadora del Grupo de Dialogo Minería y Desarrollo Sostenible (Perú)
Igor Díaz López, Presidente del Sindicato Nacional de trabajadores de la Industria del Carbón SINTRACARBÓN (Colombia)
Joaquín Villarino, Presidente Ejecutivo del Consejo Minero (Chile)

Moderador: Dante Pesce, Director Ejecutivo Centro Vincular-PUCV & Miembro del Grupo de Trabajo de la ONU sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos.


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