Risk Mitigation & CSR 2010 Seminar Report

with premier sponsor Hatch


The issues around Corporate Social Responsibility are topical, complicated, incredibly broad in scope and frequently misunderstood.

MineAfrica was pleased to partner with the Canada-Southern Africa Chamber of Business in its 4th Annual Risk Mitigation & CSR in Africa and Emerging Markets seminar on October 27 which provided some clarity, expertise and successful case studies to an audience of eighty participants.

Eighteen presenters representing mining companies, CSR experts, NGO's and Canadian government officials covered a range of topics as varied as the issues surrounding CSR including financing requirements for mining companies, equator principles, China in Africa, working with NGO's to implement effective CSR programs and Bill C-300 (narrowly defeated in Canadian parliament that very evening).

Premier Sponsor for the seminar was Hatch. Other sponsors and partners included Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, MineAfrica Inc. and On the Ground Group.

Thank you to seminar Chair Dila Ersenkal of Hatch.

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Download the presentations (note: some of the files are large and may take a few minutes to download):
  • Mark Blumberg, Blumberg LLP
  • Kevin McCort, Care Canada
  • Julie McCashin, International SOS
  • Martin Jones - Banro
  • Jean Vavrek, CIM
  • Dila Ersenkal, Hatch
  • Tyson Johnson, Celestica
  • Paul DaSilveira, SGS
  • Judith St. George, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
  • Marketa Evans, Extractive Sector CSR Counsellor
  • Elisbeth DeMarco and Janne Duncan, Macleod Dixon LLP
  • Michael Shtender-Auerbach, Control Risks - verbal presentation
  • Signi Schneider, Export Development Canada - verbal presentation
  • Graeme Burt, rePlan Inc.
  • Eric Ratshikhopha
  • Radcliffe Dockery - HigherEye Training and Consulting
  • Bernarda Elizalde, PDAC

  • Next up is our full-day Investing in African Mining Seminar in London, UK with Premier Sponsor Standard Bank on November 29 - the day before Mines and Money. Register here.

    Susan Shabangu, South Africa's Minister of Mineral Resources, will deliver the opening address at the March 8, 2011 mining breakfast with Premier Sponsor SGS. Click here for more information on presenting, sponsoring or taking booth space with us at the sold-out PDAC trade show from March 6-9, 2011.