Risk Mitigation & CSR 2011 Seminar Report

with premier sponsors Fasken Martineau LLP and Hatch


MineAfrica was pleased to partner with the Canada-Southern Africa Chamber of Business in its 6th Risk Mitigation & CSR in Africa and Emerging Markets seminar held in Toronto on November 8, 2011.

Seventeen presenters representing mining companies, CSR experts, associations and NGO's covered a range of topics as varied as the issues surrounding CSR including the legal structure behind CSR, managing community relations through supply chain management, avoiding corruption in international mining projects, guidelines for sustainable community development and CSR as a risk mitigant.

Premier Sponsors for the seminar were Fasken Martineau and Hatch. Partners included Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation, MineAfrica Inc. and On the Ground Group.

Dila Ersenkal of Hatch and Claudia Feldkamp of Fasken Martineau co-chaired the day-long seminar.

Download the program and corporate profiles.

Download the presenter profiles.

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

  • KEYNOTE ADDRESS - verbal - Jillian Stirk, Foreign Affairs and International Trade

  • The Future of Risk Management & CSR: from 30,000 Feet - Tyson Johnson, Director, Global Security & Investigations, Celestica

  • Managing Sustainability and Social Risk in Africa & Emerging Markets - Hank Karayan, International Sales Manager, SGS

  • Integrating Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment with Company CSR - Max Clark, Regional Director: Africa, Environment and Community Interface, Hatch South Africa

  • FPIC: Legal Requirements and Practical Realities - Claudia Feldkamp, Associate, Fasken Martineau LLP

  • Making Your Life Easier in West Africa - CSR Among Artisanal Miners - Esther Kuhn, PhD Candidate, University of Toronto

  • Finding the Safe Haven for a Surface Lease: Platinum Perspective - Nancy Govender, Independent Company Advisor

  • The Trade Commissioner Service - Promoting and Supporting CSR - Glen McPherson, Deputy Director for CSR, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

  • ISO 26000 2011 Guidance on Social Responsibility: Setting a New Global Standard? - Janne Duncan, Partner & Elisabeth DeMarco, Partner, Macleod Dixon LLP

  • verbal - Michael Auerbach, Vice President and National Practice Leader, Social Risk Consulting, Control Risks

  • Youth Diversity in Canada, a CSR Advantage not Utilized - Radcliffe Dockery, President and Chief Executive Officer, HigherEye Training & Consulting

  • EDC - Facilitating Exports & Investments to Africa - Chantal Brazeau, Senior Underwriter, Political Risk Insurance, Export Development Canada

  • Cross Sector Partnering: How it Works, Why it Matters to Business & Experiences from the Field - Alanna Rondi, Executive Director, Devonshire Initiative & Bernarda Elizalde, Program Director of Sustainable Development, Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC)

  • CSR Anti-Bribery and Supply Chain Risk Assessment: Impacts on Community & Local SME Engagement - Peter Lavoie, Partner & Doug McNeil, Partner, Occupational Risk Management Group

  • A Common Sense Approach: Social Management in the Extractive Sector - Janet Fishlock, Senior Development Specialist, rePlan Inc.

  • The Purposeful Path to Sustainability - Warren Te Brugge, President and Chief Executive Officer, Manzimvula Ventures, Inc.

  • Partnering with Charities for Effective CSR - Mark Blumberg, Partner, Blumberg LLP