Panel: Climate Change Adaptation & ESG factors in the Mining Sector
The debate concerning the impacts of climate change has caused an acceleration of activity across society, governments, and enterprise in the last decade. Governments and communities, particularly in regions already affected by climate-related strain, expect mining firms to demonstrate a strong commitment to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors. Among key stakeholders, asset managers are also closely evaluating issuer actions as part of evolving ESG-related decision-making criteria in their lending and investing activity.
Listen in to this webcast, hosted by Marsh Canada, for a panel discussion featuring:
- Golder – Sean Capstick – Principal
- RBC Global Asset Management – Maia Becker – Director, Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment
- Mining Association of Canada – Charles Dumaresq – Vice President, Science and Environmental Management
- CIBC Asset Management – Daniel Greenspan – Sr Analyst
- Marsh Canada – Manuela Battello – Sr Vice President, National Mining Industry Leader (Moderator)
The discussion covers:
- MAC’s Climate Change Adaptation Guide, developed by Golder
- Moving from the ‘why’ to the ‘how’
- Growing importance of ESG management to the broader stakeholder community
- Overview of ESG decision-making frameworks used by RBC and CIBC
- How these factors are considered as part of issuer risk assessment
- How issuers should consider this evolving trend
The risk-based Climate Change Adaptation Guide, developed by MAC and Golder, supports mining companies in identifying, assessing and managing climate-related risks. Learn more about the soon to be released guide.