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For the eighth consecutive year, PDAC will be organizing a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Event Series during PDAC Convention 2017. The CSR Event Series aims to facilitate multi-stakeholder dialogue and peer-learning on key issues related to responsible exploration and mining. The Series highlights practical cases of how companies are working to improve their sustainability performance during mineral exploration and development, presenting challenges and successes, as well as lessons learned. It also highlights the role of government and the financial industry in creating an enabling environment for responsible exploration and mining.

PDAC 2017 Convention - CSR Event Series Schedule

Sunday, March 5

Room 803, South Building, Metro Toronto Convention Centre

9:00am - 12:00pm

Why partnering for development is the future of mining

Organizer: Development Partner Institute (DPI) and Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN)

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Understanding the essential building blocks of integrated resource management

Organizer: Canadian International Resources & Development Institute (CIRDI)

Monday, March 6

Room 717, South Building, Metro Toronto Convention Centre

9:30am - 12:30 pm

Where is the trust? Redefining mining’s social contract

Organizer: International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)

2:00pm - 3:00pm


Social conflict in the extractive sector: developing good security practices

Organizer: Geneva Center for Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)

3:00pm - 4:30pm

Liquid assets: companies, communities, and collaborative water management

Organizers: ERM-rePlan

Tuesday, March 7


9:00am - 12:00 pm

Two secret ingredients for building a stronger, more resilient company: What happens when women are on the Board & the multiplier effect of local content – Room 711, South Building

Organizer: International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank Group

3:30pm - 5:00 pm

CEO sustainability panel - Room 701, south building

Organizer: Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC)

Wednes, March 8

 Room 717, South Building, Metro Toronto Convention Centre

9:00am - 10:30am

Bringing together the public and private perspectives

Organizer: IAMGOLD

10:30am – 12:00pm

Leveraging mineral resources for economy wide growth

Organizer: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

For more information, contact Anne Belanger at or 416 362 1969, ext. 286.

Room 717, South Building, Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Room 717, South Building, Metro Toronto Convention Centre