Environment, social, and governance (ESG) in mining: What, why, and how? - SOLD OUT

Friday, March 3, 2023 -
Saturday, March 4, 2023
Room 714B

Organized by: Satarla

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Environment, social, and governance (ESG) in mining: What, why, and how?


Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) has been increasing in importance in recent years across all industries, including mining. Stakeholders including customers, investors, regulators, service providers, and potential employees are beginning to pay more attention to how and where raw materials are obtained. Simultaneously, ESG litigation is gaining momentum. Ensuring truly sustainable practice and avoiding “greenwashing” is imperative for all organizations to maintain both funding and licence to operate. Here we explore the role and responsibilities of organizations within the raw materials sector, including mining companies, professional bodies, non-governmental organisations, investors, procurement specialists, and society. The course will focus on where improvements have, can, and should be made to ensure ESG is thoroughly addressed throughout the mining value chain, including practical and tangible tools and techniques which can be used after the course and into the future.

On day one we will utilize a mixture of theory, case studies, and worked examples to give attendees a good understanding of:
• The importance of ESG within the sector and the practice increasingly required to maintain competitive business advantage
• The threats and opportunities presented throughout the value chain
• How mineralogical resource and reserve reporting codes have been updated to incorporate ESG and how this influences mining companies
• The array of relevant frameworks and policies

On day two we will highlight and work through a range of tools and techniques which can be implemented to improve ESG, including:
• Materiality assessments (in all their forms)
• Integrated risk management strategies
• Scenario analysis
• Reporting and disclosing ESG information

We will decode the jargon surrounding ESG, and ensure attendees leave with a thorough understanding of how to implement good ESG practice into their own roles.

Top takeaways:
• Define ESG within the raw materials context
• Understand how ESG expectation and practice is changing
• Explore what ESG looks like at different stages in the mining value chain
• Contrast what ESG mean to different stakeholders within the mining industry
• Evaluate different tools and techniques to make ESG practical and real


This course has been designed to provide a mixture of theory, case studies, and interactive and practical activities over the course of two days. This will be delivered in person at PDAC 2023 with a mix of tutors delivering content on which they are experts. Small group activities will allow attendees to share ideas, and individual activities will allow them to apply the tools and techniques covered to their own unique context and role within their organization.


All levels


Includes course material, continental breakfast and lunch

Early rate:
Member $799     Non-member $899

Regular rate:
Member $999     Non-member $1,099
Student $419
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