Operationalizing the ‘S’ in ESG: Does it matter to investors?

Sunday, March 5, 2023
Room 715
The rise of ESG and associated frameworks presents opportunities for the market to reward strong sustainability performance. However, there are several challenges emerging that undermine the potential of ESG, including a narrow understanding of what the ‘S’ represents, a bias toward reporting activity rather than social performance, and unalignment in what investors and other critical stakeholders value in the social performance domain.

This panel session will facilitate a discussion between mining, community, and investor perspectives on where companies and their stakeholders are missing each other, what investors and others need to see from companies to allow them to reward effective management of their social risk, and the broader implications if this value is not rewarded appropriately. The panel will focus its discussion through the lens of a project development scenario using first-hand experiences to push ESG momentum towards delivering benefits for each group and the industry overall.
Chair: Kieren Moffatt, Voconiq, Brisbane, Australia With support from PDAC Sustainability Committee Member: Nicole Khun, PDAC
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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