The Mining Journal Stakeholder Engagement programme has been running for nine months and over that period we have heard from NGOs, investors, communities, consultants, service providers, along with the mining industry itself.
As the programme draws to a close, we have turned to the future and brought our 14 core partners from industry and stakeholder groups together over three online panel discussions to review two key themes from the conversation so far:
- Certification and consolidation of the current ‘standards’ landscape
- Standardised ESG reporting
They also reviewed two secondary stakeholder themes:
- The new workplace being created for current and future employees
- A better template for company-government relationships.
Though the discussion took an open format, we did manage to corner our thought leaders into taking an informal view on what they would like to see from industry over a two-year horizon in relation to these core stakeholder challenges, setting down some short-term markers for progress.
Panel one: Georgina Hallett, Evgeny Monakhov, John Mulligan,Niels Wage and Tal Lomnitzer
Panel two: Aimee Boulanger, Cecilia Jofré, Adam Matthews, Froydis Cameron-Johansson and Catriona Beadel
Panel three: Liv Carroll, Dr Alan Knight, Lucy Crane andAidan Davy
Concern over how bad performance will effect financing behind poor support
ESG reporting is necessary but culture is crucial and not to be neglected