The 10th Risk Mitigation & CSR Seminar Report

with premier sponsors Hatch and Fasken Martineau LLP


MineAfrica and On the Ground Group were pleased to partner with the Canada-Southern Africa Chamber of Business in its 10th Risk Mitigation & CSR seminar, held for the first time in London, UK on October 1, 2013.

Fourteen presenters representing mining companies, CSR experts and advisors covered a range of topics as varied as the issues surrounding CSR including case studies from Canada, Africa and Latin America.

Premier Sponsors for the seminar were Hatch and Fasken Martineau LLP. Partners included the Association of Mining Analysts, Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, MineAfrica and On the Ground Group.

A special thanks to our seminar co-chairs; Max Clark of Hatch and Al Gourley of Fasken Martineau.

Download the program and presenter and corporate profiles.

Download the presentations.
(note: some of the files are large and may take a few minutes to download):

  • 1 - Answers to Sustainability Supported by Local and Regional Focus: Lessons From South Africa - Max Clark, Director: Environmental Services Group, Hatch

  • 2 - Contributing to Social and Economic Development in the Eastern DRC - Martin Jones, Chairman, Banro Foundation

  • 3 - The Effective Use of OpenSource Intelligence (OsInt) Including Social Media to Strengthen CSR Initiatives and Mitigate Risk - Tyson Johnson, Head, Business Development - Private Sector, BrightPlanet

  • 4 - Canada's First Ever Socially Responsible Junior Mine Index - Bonnie Lyn de Bartok, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, MacCormick IMC

  • 5 - Grassroots Upwards: How Understanding and Management of Localized Social Risks Can Help Achieve Long-Term Project Resilience - Markus Weimer, Senior Analyst for Africa, Global Risk Analysis, Control Risks

  • 6 - Risks and Responsibilities Across the Global Growth Environment - Gus Macfarlane, Director,Maplecroft

  • 7 - How to Successfully Enter and Operate Within the Nigerian Market - Chizoba Adigwe, Chief Executive Officer, Carbon Afrika

  • 8 - Implementing Procedures to to Mitigate the Risk of Bribery and Corruption - Steven Beharrel, Partner, Fasken Martineau

  • 9 - Effective CSR Programs as a Key to Mitigating E&P Business Risks in Developing Countries - Anna Smith, Environmental, Social Health and Safety Director and Stephanie Gourley, Graduate Trainee, Petrenel

  • 10 - Mining's Contribution to Sustainable Development - Ben Peachey, Director, Communications, International Council on Mining and Metals

  • 11 - Investing and Operating in Fragile State, A Risk Management Primer - Claude Baissac, Managing Director, Eunomix

  • 12 - CSR and Effective Risk Mitigation During Challenging Economic Times for the Mining Industry: A Legal Perspective - Avril Cole, Lawyer, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

  • 13 - The Role of Mining in Poverty Alleviation and Rural Development in Africa - Peter Ruxton, Managing Director, Spartacus Capital

  • 14 - Verbal Presentation - Assessing the Economic and Developmental Impact of Mining - Richard Morgan, International Government Relations Advisor, AngloAmerican


  • See the program and registration details for the 11th Risk Mitigation & CSR Seminar in Toronto on October 17, 2013.