|World Mining Congress "Mining, Ethics and Sustainability"
August 12-14, 2013
The 2013 World Mining Congress was hosted by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) in Montreal. CIM invited CBERN to broaden the traditional focus of mining conferences on the technical, engineering and financial dimensions of mining to include the social, environmental and ethical issues and challenges that are now central to mining operations worldwide. CBERN welcomed the opportunity and assumed responsibility for organizing the program stream on “Mining, Ethics and Sustainability”.
The stream attracted remarkable interest, with more than 50 scholarly and industry-generated papers submitted. The program, which ran Monday, August 12 to Wednesday, August 14, featured two distinguished keynote speakers:
Additional highlights of the program included:
- Professor Saleem Ali, Director of the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining at The University of Queensland, will lead off the program on Monday, August 12 on the theme of “Mining and Sustainability”;
- Dr. Ted Moses, former Grand Chief of the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) and Officer of the National Order of Québec, will launch a discussion of “Mining, Economic Development and Aboriginal Rights” on Tuesday morning, August 13. Each keynote address will be followed by a distinguished cross-sector panel and open plenary discussion.
The full program can be accessed at: www.wmc-expo2013.org. Visit the CBERN Blog for more information on the Mining, Ethics and Sustainability Program Stream.
- 14 sessions between the “Mining, Ethics and Sustainability” stream and “People and Communities” co-stream, dedicated to discussing critical topics such as Social License to Operate, Voluntary versus Legislated Codes and Standards, and Mining and Health.
- An innovative and challenging workshop on “New Directions in Mining Management Education” led by Richard Ross, Executive in Residence, former Inmet CEO and Director of the new Schulich School of Business program in Responsible Mining Management.
- A plenary on the Canadian International Institute for Extractive Industry Development (CIIEID), where civil society leaders will engage leaders of CIIEID in a lively conversation about the new institute’s form and function.
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