4th Annual Risk Mitigation & Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Africa and Emerging Markets

October 01, 2010 | By: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Mark Blumberg
Topics: News, Global Giving, Ethics and Canadian Charities

I will be presenting at the 4th Annual Risk Mitigation & Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Africa and Emerging Markets conference in Toronto.  My topic will be “Selecting and Working with Canadian Charities as CSR Partners”.  Here is the 4th Annual Risk Mitigation & Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Africa and Emerging Markets program  Here is further information on the conference

http://www.canadasachamber.com/events/Index.cfm?fuseaction=EventDetail&EventID=97
Risk Mitigation and CSR in Africa and Emerging Markets - Wednesday October 27, 2010 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Program (draft as of October 15, 2010 and subject to change)
0800 Registration and Networking
0830 Opening Remarks
Christie Christelis, Chairman, Canada-Southern Africa Chamber of Business & President, Technology Strategies International
Judith St. George, Director General, Trade Commissioner Service – Operations, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
Rowena Dias, Area Director, Africa & International Financial Institutions, International Trade Branch, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development & Trade
Mohammed Ali, Manager: Environmental Services Group and North America, Sustainability Lead, Hatch, SEMINAR CHAIR

0850
Keynote Address – The Honourable Peter Van Loan, Minister of International Trade

0910 Selecting and Working with Canadian Charities as CSR Partners - Mark Blumberg, Partner, Blumbergs LLP

0930 Guidelines for Sustainable Community Development: Case Studies from the Global South - Kevin McCort, President and Chief Executive Officer, CARE Canada

0950 Dealing with Community Health to Better Manage Operational Risks - Julie McCashin, Vice President, Health Services Development, Americas Region, International SOS Assistance, Inc.

1010 Networking Refreshment Break

1030 CSR at the Twangiza Development Site - Resettlement, Job Creation and Environmental
Management - Martin Jones, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Banro Corporation

1050 The Role for Canada in Excellence in CSR in the Extractive Resources - Jean Vavrek, Executive
Director, Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum

1110
Hatch’s Approach to CSR and Lessons Learned: Case Study Update on TransNet - Dila Ersenkal,
PhD, Environmental Management Specialist and Sustainability Projects Lead, Hatch

1130 Managing Risk in Mexico: How to Maintain Profitable Operations through Risk Management - Tyson
Johnson, Director, Global Security & Investigations, Celestica

1150 Equator Principles: Managing Environmental and Social Risk in Mining Projects - Paul DaSilveira,
Sales Executive, SGS

1210 Networking Buffet Luncheon

1250
Judith St. George, Director General, Trade Commissioner Service – Operations, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

1310 Building a Review Process for the Canadian International Extractive Sector: An Update - Dr. Marketa
Evans, Extractive Sector Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Counsellor

1330
IFC’s Policy and Performance Standards on Social and Environmental Sustainability and Policy on
Disclosure of Information as Applied in the International Mining Context: Making a World of
Difference? - Elisabeth DeMarco and Janne Duncan, Partners, Macleod Dixon LLP

1350 Human Rights Due Diligence: UN Framework vs Bill C300 - Michael Shtender-Auerbach, Vice
President and National Practice Leader, Social Risk Consulting, Control Risks

1410 Human Rights Risk in Mining: Buzz or Real Risk? - Signi Schneider, Director, Political and Human
Rights Risk Department, Export Development Canada

1430 Networking Refreshment Break

1450 Getting Your Social License to Operate: Lessons Learned from the Pueblo Viejo Project - Graeme
Burt, Principal, rePlan Inc.

1510
Topic: Socio-political Challenges Facing Mining Companies in South Africa: Can Effective Corporate
Social Responsibility Initiatives Mitigate Against These Challenges? - Eric Ratshikhopha, Consultant

1530
China vs. Canada – Battleground Africa - Radcliffe Dockery, President & Chief Executive Officer,
HigherEye Training & Consulting

1550 When You’ve Done Everything Right, and Everything Still Goes Wrong - First Quantum and the DRC
- Michael Bourassa and Dan Brock, Partners, Fasken Martineau LLP

1610 E3 Plus: Framework for Responsible Exploration - Bernarda Elizalde, Program Director Sustainable
Development, Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC)

1630 Wrap Up - Mohammed Ali, Manager: Environmental Services Group and North America, Sustainability Lead, Hatch, SEMINAR CHAIR
Bruce Shapiro, President, Canada-Southern Africa Chamber of Business & President, MineAfrica Inc.

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