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Dramatically increasing social demands are a fact of life in today’s extractive sector operations. They represent difficult challenges and exciting opportunities for industry, government, multi-lateral organizations and NGO and development leaders.
On the industry side leaders and organizations must deal with growing social demands and, simultaneously, deal with increasing operational costs, declining commodity prices and increasing regulatory requirements.
Governments are under pressure from citizens and stakeholders to ensure that extractive sector development delivers meaningful local benefits and value. And, at the same time, must compete globally to attract the investment that will develop resources and support their country’s development.
Multi-laterals and development agencies are adapting to both the growing social demands on the industry and the fact that private sector investment and spending far outstrips official development assistance in most Latin American economies.
NGOs and development organizations are finding their traditional roles, development partners and financing arrangements shifting as development and economic stakeholders respond to the growing social demands and expectations and declining extractive sector economics.
This hands-on briefing will include lectures, panel discussions and group work/case studies and role playing scenarios.
Participants will develop an understanding of the forces driving change, how key stakeholders are responding and what they and their organizations can do to transform these challenges and risks into strategic opportunities.
This understanding will enable participating leaders to better guide their respective organizations and governments as they operate in this dynamic and operationally critical landscape. Participants will walk away with a real and concrete understanding of the current CSR landscape, trends, what companies are doing and how relationships can create, or destroy value.
Participants will include leaders from industry, governments, NGOs, communities and other development actors.
Note: This session is not for anyone searching for a cookie-cutter/silver bullet approach. There isn’t one.
Participants will leave with more comprehensive understandings, including especially of the perspectives of other stakeholders, and an enhanced ability to lead and manage in the rapidly evolving space where business, community and government meet.
The program will be led by Wayne Dunn, Professor of Practice in CSR at McGill University and Founder and President of the CSR Training Institute. He will be supported by the Global Indigenous Development Trust and global expertise including Jerry Asp, a Canadian Indigenous leader with extensive experience in mining and community economic development and others from industry, NGOs and government.
Pre-registered participants will receive a farmable certificate from the CSR Training Institute.
Patch Bonkemeyer, Group CEO,
Cape Pine Investment Holdings,
|8:00 – 8:30am||Breakfast and registration|
|8:30 – 9:00am||Opening & Introductions|
|9:00 – 10:15||What happened and how did we get here? An insightful look at what laid the groundwork for and is driving the growing social demands and how they are manifesting.|
|10:15 – 10:45||Break|
|10:45 – 12:00||
Responding to growing demands
A panel discussion with rubber meets the road examples and discussion from industry, NGOs and Government
|12:00 – 12:45||Environmental expectations, pressures and realities. An overview of evolving global expectations and responses on environmental performance include voluntary standards and emerging issues|
|12:45 – 1:45||Lunch & keynote speaker|
|1:45 – 2:45pm||Economic development and community benefits best practices. An examination of strategic approaches and outcomes from Canadian Indigenous experiences including detailed exploration of individual case studies|
|2:45 – 3:15||Break|
|3:15 – 5:00||
So, what next?
Strategies and approaches for leading and managing in the dynamic and complex space where business meets society meets government. This session will include a group exercise to help participants operationalize the learnings
|5:00 – 5:15||Closure and presentation of certificates|
|TBA||Reception hosted by the Canadian Embassy (location to be confirmed)|
Professor Dunn brings a practical and realistic approach to CSR, blending theory and practice to develop pragmatic approaches that address real-world challenges
Dr. Ellis Armstrong, Former CFO,
BP Exploration (Global)
“Extraordinary! The quality of all materials, the detail, the organization and the superb delivery – an extraordinary event!”
Adam McEniry,Director of CSR
Gran Tierra Energy
“The program introduced strategic thinking to my approach to CSR, especially around partnerships, creating value for my company and local communities.”
Wayne Dunn, Professor of Practice in CSR, McGill University
Wayne is President & Founder of the CSR Training Institute and a Stanford University Sloan Fellow with a M.Sc. in Management from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He had developed and led CSR projects and CSR training programs world-wide.
Wayne is a CSR pioneer and a veteran of 25+ years and 70+ projects in the space where business meets society. His experience includes award winning global CSR and sustainability work including industry projects, CSR strategy and CSR Policy. Wayne’s work spans the globe and covers many industries and sectors including extensive work with Indigenous Peoples in Canada and globally. His work has won major international awards and has been used extensively as ‘best-practice’ by industry and academia, including as a case study by Stanford Business School.
Wayne is a recognized global CSR thought-leader and a highly acclaimed and frequent lecturer and speaker on CSR, economics, development and strategy at events worldwide. His writings on CSR are followed globally and he is currently in discussions with a U.K. publisher interested in developing them into a book.
He’s also worked oil rigs, prospecting, diamond drilling, logging, commercial fishing, heavy equipment operator, farming, truck driver, trapper and underwater logging, done a couple of start-ups and too many other things to mention.
Jerry Asp (Faculty co-lead)
• Co-Founder, Board Chair of Global Indigenous Development Trust
• Former Chief, Tahltan Nation
• Co-Founder, Canadian Aboriginal Minerals Association
• President/Founding Member, Tahltan Nation Development Corporation
Jerry Asp brings decades of direct experience working with Indigenous Peoples, extractives sectors and governments around extractive sector development. His pioneering work on Indigenous Peoples and mining has created employment and economic turnarounds at the community level and has been recognized with major awards such as PDAC Skookum Jim Award and Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
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