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Social License to Operate

September 11 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am MDT

PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY AND ERGI TECH EXCHANGE WEBINAR SERIES
SOCIAL LICENSE TO OPERATE:
TRANSPARENCY AND GROWTH OF ESG CONCERNS IN MINING

Topic: SOCIAL LICENSE TO OPERATE: TRANSPARENCY AND GROWTH OF ESG CONCERNS IN MINING

 

Hosted by: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, ENERGY RESOURCE GOVERNANCE INITIATIVE (ERGI) AND THE PAYNE INSTITUTE

 

Time: Friday, September 11, 2020 – 9:00am – 10:30am MT

 

Format: Webinar – follow this link to register

 

FOR A DOWNLOADABLE FLYER, PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK 

The U.S. Department of State Energy Resource Governance Initiative (ERGI)  and the Payne Institute for Public Policy are pleased to announce the inaugural webinar series for the Energy Resource Governance Initiative (ERGI). The ERGI Technical Exchange Webinar Series is intended to bring together government, industry, community, and NGO leaders to exchange information and best practices for resource governance and stewardship.

The governments of Australia, Botswana, Canada, Peru, and the United States founded ERGI with the understanding that clean energy solutions and electrified transport are a major part of the broader energy ecosystem. Dramatic increases in industrial scale solar and wind energy and personal electric vehicles are projected within the next ten years. While policy makers and think tanks are confronting issues like renewable intermittency and project financing, to date there has been limited attention given to the minerals, metals, and critical supply chains that will provide the foundation for this energy transition. There is growing recognition, however, that increased deployment of clean energy technologies comes with an increase in demand for crucial mineral resources. The ERGI partners share an interest in ensuring that demand is met sustainably and responsibly.

Social License to Operate: Transparency and Growth of ESG Concerns in Mining
Friday, September 11, 2020 – 9:00am – 10:30am MT

Transparency and growth of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles have become necessary to successfully operate in global markets. From this, a Social License to Operate, is an increasingly important consideration for those involved in the mining industry.

This webinar will examine the impacts of global energy mineral supply chains and ways to increase accountability and sustainability. Perspectives from industry, government, academia, and finance will examine the role of different stakeholders in developing resources responsibly from mine to product. 

Welcome and Introduction 

Jordy Lee – Senior Research Associate, Payne Institute for Public Policy

Keynote Speaker

  1. Stephen Enders – Head of Mining Engineering, Colorado School of Mines

Social License to Operate Panel

  • Jessica M. SmithPanelist – Director of Humanitarian Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
  • Erica Westenberg – Panelist– Governance Programs Director, National Resource Governance Institute
  • Ellen Lenny-PessagnoPanelist – Chile Country Manager, Albemarle Corporation
  • Hugh Miller – Panelist– Associate Mining Professor, Colorado School of Mines

Register by following this link

Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be provided at:
U.S. Toll-Free:  +1-844-291-5494
Caller Paid:  +1-409-207-6995
Access Code:  915696

Details

Date:
September 11
Time:
9:00 am - 10:30 am MDT
Website:
https://statedept.webex.com/statedept/onstage/g.php?MTID=ee8edab3b9e9f86c1aad47eeba8fa1f4d

Organizer

Payne Institute
Phone:
(303)384-2730
Email:
Payne-info@mines.edu
Website:
https://payneinstitute.mines.edu/