Date: Monday 28 October 2019
Time: 9:00am – 5:30pm
Location: Melbourne Convention Centre
This one-day Social License to Operate workshop will address the critical challenge of earning and retaining a licence to operate. Centred around hands-on case studies using practical experiences, you will hear from leading industry specialists across ESG, Ethical Investing, Social Impact and Stakeholder Engagement.
Ethical investment, based on sound ESG practices, now represents one in four dollars invested and has grown 38% across the past two years, and predicted to grow to over 50% in two years’ time.
These risks have traditionally been managed by Investor Relations, Corporate Affairs, Community and Environment professionals, but now need to be addressed and understood across Boardrooms, and driven by Executives – CEO, CFOs and Sustainability Executives.
Added to this is the challenge to gain regulatory approval for mining projects with effective stakeholder engagement. The landscape of stakeholder engagement is becoming more sophisticated.
This workshop will explore strategies for improving relations with stakeholders – across the investment community, ethical investors, shareholders, community and activists.
- Hear practical case examples of successful community engagement from the coal face – direct from operating miners working near communities
- Develop successful strategies for community engagement, in terms of both strategy but also engagement methods
- Learn how to report transparently about sustainability practices to attract ethical investors to your business
- Understand how to work in a two-way collaborative manner with the communities in which you operate
- Learn how to work practically in your community towards combating the demonization of the mining industry
WHO SHOULD ATTEND THE SOCIAL LICENSE TO OPERATE WORKSHOP?
- Board members, Non-Executive Directors
- Investor Relations Executives
- Legal Counsel
- Sustainability and Social Impact Executives
- Environment Managers
- Corporate Affairs Executives
- Community Relations Executives and Managers
- Land Access Managers
AGENDA AT A GLANCE
Mining with Environment, Social, Governance at the forefront
Ethical Investors – how to attract this growing investor contingent
Stakeholder Engagement – the new frontier
Sustainability & Communications – Social Media and Panel Discussion
Industry reports are highlighting that Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG), Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), transparency, achieving a Social License to Operate (SLO) and sustainable mining principles are at the forefront of importance throughout the mining value chain in 2019/20.
AusIMM Professional Development (PD)
Attending a workshop at the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) will contribute up to 7.5 hours towards your professional development (PD).
AusIMM members are encouraged to engage in ongoing professional development (PD) throughout their career. Maintaining current knowledge and skills through PD activities is key to ensuring AusIMM members continue to be the leading professionals in the global resources sector.