The 9th 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 9th Risk Mitigation & CSR seminar, held for the third time in Vancouver, on September 17, 2013.

Thirteen 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 for Mineral Exploration British Columbia, Canada-Colombia Chamber of Commerce, MineAfrica, On the Ground Group and the Peruvian-Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

A special thanks to our seminar co-chairs; Simon Malin of Hatch and Michelle Pockey of Fasken Martineau.

Download the program and the presenter and corporate profiles.

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

  • 1 - The Inevitability of CSR - Joseph Ringwald, Vice President Mining,
    Selwyn Resources Ltd. and Board Member, Transparency International Canada Inc.

  • 2 - Building Our Social License: Community Engagement & Outreach - Eleanor Gill, Social Impact Specialist, Hatch

  • 3- Socially Responsible Investing and Mining - Why it Matters - Jamie Bonham, Manager Extractives Research & Engagement, NEI Investments

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

  • 5 - 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

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

  • 7 - International Trend Toward Transparency: Finally Coming to Canada? - Kevin O'Callaghan, Partner, Fasken Martineau LLP

  • 8 - From Community Unrest to License Cancellation: Managing Social Risks as a Means to Achieve Long-Term Project Resilience - Valon Xharra, Senior Manager & Practice Leader, Global Client Services, Control Risks

  • 9 - Mitigating Risk with CSR Leadership - Jeff Silverstein, President/Founder, Radius Communications

  • 10 - Small and Large Scale Mining - Preventing Risk Through Partnership - Dr. Laura Barreto, Director, MERG-Materials Efficiency Research Group

  • 11 - Who to Believe? What Constitutes Good Social Due Diligence for Managing Risk? - Susan Joyce, Sociologist/Principal, On Common Ground Consultants Inc.

  • International Sanctions and Monitoring Regimes and How to Comply With Them: A View as Seen From the Field - Enrico Carisch, Partner, CCI-Tsamota Ltd/

  • 13 - Mining the Financial Terrain of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) - Perspectives from EDC - Bryan Hughes, District Manager, Export Development Canada (EDC)

  • See the program and registration details for the 10th Risk Mitigation & CSR Seminar in London, UK on October 1, 2013 and the 11th Risk Mitigation & CSR Seminar in Toronto on October 17, 2013.