Resourcing Tomorrow will look at the energy transition, ESG, sustainability and the circular economy. With mining driving 38% of the world’s GDP, everyone recognises the critical role it will play in the energy transition. Mines and Money will examine how the policies stemming from COP26 and the need to combat climate change is leading to a growing acceptance of the role that the mining industry must play in helping decarbonisation.
Resourcing Tomorrow also looks at how the mining industry is reinventing itself. Geopolitical developments and COVID-19 has led to a re-appraisal of mining supply chains. Exploration is once again front of mind with a realisation that there is not enough supply to meet the demand for the green economy.
Resourcing Tomorrow will also look to the future of mining. How can the mining industry build the next generation of leaders? How can it embrace diversity and inclusion as forces for good? How can it collaborate and innovate better?
Rethinking geopolitical risks: Mitigating the impact of geopolitical risk from exploration to production, and from production to delivery to the customer. Geopolitical risk has always been a top 10 issue in terms of problems the mining industry face. The war in Ukraine has made this issue front of mind.
Accelerating the energy transition: How can the mining industry lead the way in the energy transition? Most of the industry agree that climate change is a real threat, and that decarbonisation is the solution. Recent data indicating rising temperatures plus government initiatives such as the recent COP 26 have made this issue front of mind. The only solution is for the world and the mining industry to accelerate the energy transition to a green economy.
Reimagining Supply Chains: How should the mining industry take on board lessons learnt from COVID-19, ESG and recent geopolitical developments to look at their supply chains? Mineral supply chains have been under increasing pressure over the last 2 years. Supply chains were disrupted by COVID-19. The Ukraine invasion has focused Europe on geopolitical supply chain risk. And ESG has led to the industry looking more closely at responsible sourcing.
ESG: What’s Next? From Strategy to Action: Implementing meaningful sustainable actionable strategies. By now most mining companies have accepted the need to have an ESG strategy. But how well are they doing at going from strategy to implementation? What do they still need to do to win investments from generalist / ESG investors?
This session will feature case studies of mining companies who haven’t just ‘talked the talk’, but ‘walked the walk’. There will also be contributions from industry experts on what the industry still needs to do to win the ‘the hearts and minds’ of the ESG investment community.
Resourcing Critical Minerals for Tomorrow: Ensuring the mining industry of today is delivering the critical minerals of tomorrow. Many key governments (US, Australia, UK) now have a critical minerals policy, minerals which deem critical for the economic well-being of the world's major and emerging economies, yet whose supply may be at risk due to geological scarcity, geopolitical issues, trade policy or other factors.