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The Corporate Social Responsibility Event Series aims to facilitate multi-stakeholder dialogue and peer-learning on issues related to responsible exploration and mining.

PDAC 2016 CSR Event Series Schedule

Sunday March 6, 2016

Room 803

8:30am - 9:30am: Social risk management in exploration projects Mexico: Unlocking the future mine
Organizer: Goldcorp Inc.
Moderator: Michael Harvey, Goldcorp Latin America
Mathieu Vallart, Goldcorp Latin America
Alfredo Phillips, Torex Gold Resources Inc.
Irma Potes González, Grupo Mexico

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9:30am - 10:30am: Mining, exploration and the carbon driven economy
Organizer: iCompli Sustainability, division of BPA Worldwide
Chris Fowle, CDP 
Gray Taylor, Gray Taylor Law
Susan Sheehan, iCompli Sustainability
Kyle Stanfield, New Gold Inc.

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10:30am - 11:30am: Managing CSR risk in M&A transactions: What juniors need to be thinking when selling
Organizer: Fasken Martineau
Kevin O’Callaghan, Fasken Martineau
Craig Ford, Corporate Responsibility Solutions Inc.
Brent Bergeron, Goldcorp Inc.

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11:30 – 12:30pm: Sustainability performance: What majors think of juniors
Organizer:  Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC)

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1:30pm - 2:30pm: Preparing for the rebound: Strategic stakeholder engagement
Organizer: rePlan, an ERM Group Company
Moderator: Emily Nunn, rePlan, an ERM Group Company
Michael Fahrbach, Glencore International plc
Andrew Cormier, Alamos Gold Inc.
Pablo Castanos, Goldcorp Inc.
Etienne Lamy, Rio Tinto Ltd.

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2:45pm - 4:45pm: Driving val
ue by prioritizing investments for sustainable strategies in mining - Schulich International Case Competition Finale
Organizer: Schulich School of Business

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Monday March 7, 2016

Room 717

9:00am - 10:00am: Corruption & bribery: using an effective compliance program to manage risk
Organizers: Export Development Canada, Transparency International Canada and Global Compact Canada Network
Peter Dent, Deloitte Forensics
Jonathan Drimmer, Global Compact Network Canada
Martin Mueller, Transparency International Canada
Signi Schneider, Export Development Canada
Yolanda Banks, Export Development Canada

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10:00am - 11:00am: The Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (ESTMA)
Organizer: Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
Mark Pearson, Natural Resources Canada
John Mullally, Goldcorp Inc.

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11:00am - 12:00pm: Artisanal mining and the exploration perspective
Organizer: Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC)
ator: Dorothée Gizenga, Diamond Development Initiative
Stephen Burega, Rakai Resources
Pavell Galvez Orosco, Minera Yanaquihua SAC
Marcello Veiga, University of British Columbia


2:00pm - 3:00pm: Getting it right: How the Office of the Extractive Sector CSR Counsellor and the National Contact Point can help companies address CSR challenges abroad
Organizers: Global Affairs Canada
Jeffrey Davidson, Extractive Sector Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Counsellor
Alanna Heath, Barrick Gold Corp.

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3:00pm - 4:30pm: Responsible Outward Investments of Chinese Mining Companies: The establishment and implementation of Chinese Outward Mining Guidelines.
Organizers: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the China Chamber of Commerce of Metals, Minerals and Chemicals 
Importers and Exporters (CCCMC)

N.N., Ministry of Land and Resources of the P.R. of China
N.N. Canadian Government
Mr. Chen Feng, CCCMC
Mr. Sun Lihui, CCCMC
TBC, China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC)
TBC, World Bank
Philipp Kruschel, EMM Network

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4:30pm - 5:15pm: The Beyond Zero Harm Framework: Measuring community well-being
Organizers: Yamana Gold Inc.
Speakers: Aaron Steeghs, Yamana Gold Inc.
Michelle Hassen, rePlan, an ERM Group Company
Ed Opitz, Kinross Gold Corp.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Room 718

4:00 - 5:00 pm: Diversity: Bridging the Inevitable Talent Gap - CEO panel
Organizer:  Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC)
Moderator: Patrice Merrin, Director, Glencore

Julie Lassonde, Calibre Mining
Daniella Dimitrov, Orvana Minerals Corp.
Geoff Burns, Pan American Silver Corp.

5:00 - 6:00 pm: “100 Plus Reasons to Celebrate Women in Mining” Reception 
Organizer: Women In Mining Canada with Women In Mining UK, PDAC and Women Who Rock 

Join us in celebrating the cultural, social and economic achievements of women in mining. You will have a chance to meet and network with like-minded men and women, and celebrate the 100 women recognized this year by WIM UK in the 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining project.

For inquiries regarding the CSR Event Series, contact Anne Belanger, at or 416 362 1969, ext. 286.