The 14th Risk Mitigation & CSR Seminar Report

with premier sponsors Hatch and Herbert Smith Freehills LLP


MineAfrica and On the Ground Group were pleased to partner with the Canada-Southern Africa Chamber of Business in its 14th Risk Mitigation & CSR seminar, held for the second time in London, UK on October 31, 2014.

Fifteen presenters representing mining companies, CSR experts and advisors covered a range of topics as varied as the issues surrounding CSR including dealing with the Ebola situation in West Africa, the business value of building social trust, trends in bribery and corruption, and managing country risk.

Premier Sponsors for the seminar were Hatch and Herbert Smith Freehills LLP. Partners included the Association of Mining Analysts, MineAfrica and On the Ground Group (organizers of mineLatinAmerica).

A special thanks to our seminar co-chairs; Stephane Brabant of Herbert Smith Freehills and Corinne Boone of Hatch.

Download the program and presenter and corporate profiles.

  • 1 - The Implications for Businesses of Their Failure to Respect Human Rights - Stéphane Brabant, Partner, Co-Head of Global Mining Group, Head of Africa Practice, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Paris Office, Herbert Smith Freehills

  • 2 - Mitigating Human Rights Risk through Systematic Due Diligence - Yousuf Aftab, Principal, Enodo Rights

  • 3 - Implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: A Mining Company Approach - Jan Klawitter, Government Relations Manager, Anglo American Plc

  • 4 - Managing Relationships With Security Providers: A Practical Approach - Dr. William Wiley, Managing Director, Tsamota Natural Resources

  • 5 - Trends in Bribery/Corruption Law Enforcement Around the Globe - Rod Fletcher, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP (London Office)

  • 6 - Under the Radar Bribes: What are They and How to Mitigate the Risk - Peter Van Veen, Director, Business Integrity Programs, Transparency International UK
  • Documents in the links below were referenced in his presentation
    - Countering Small Bribes
    - RESIST
    - Doing Business Without Bribery
    - M&A & Investment Diligence
    - Business Principles for Countering Bribery
    - How to Bribe
    - Diagnosing Bribery Risk
    - Corruption Perceptions Index
    - Global Corruption Barometer
    - Bribe Payer´s Index
    - Transparency in Corporate Reporting

  • 7 - The Impact of Risk Perception on the Development of the West African Mining Industry - Alexandra Rotaru, Risk Management & Business Development, Onyx Conseil

  • 8 - Managing Country Risks Facings Mining Investors - Amy Gibbs, Senior Consultant, Credit, Political and Security Risk, JLT Specialty Ltd.

  • 9 - The Business Value of Building Social Trust - Corinne Boone, Managing Director, Environmental Services Group, Hatch

  • 10 - Five Tips to Successful Matchmaking: Aligning Your Corporate Interest with Social Interests - Pamela Divinsky, Founder, The Divinsky Group

  • 11 - EITI and the Fair Distribution of Benefits Debate - Edward Bickham: Strategic Advisor to the International Council on Mining and Metals and former International Board Member, EITI

  • 12 - Core Business Value Through Socio-Economic Development - Christian Spano, Group Socio-Economic Development Manager; Anglo American Plc

  • 13 - ICMM's Safety Risk Management Journey - Present and Future - Hannes Struyweg, Health and Safety Director, International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)

  • 14 - Ebola in West Africa - Medical Perspectives of Importance to the Mining Industry - Albie de Frey, Founder and Director, iNHEMACO (International Health Management Consultants)

  • 15 - Ebola - Private Sector Mobilisation and Engagement Efforts - Joseph Mathews, General Manager and Head of Government Relations, Corporate Responsibility & Communications, ArcelorMittal

  • Register to attend our 8th Investing in African Mining seminar in London, UK on Monday December 1, 2014.