• May 13, 2020

Responsible Raw Materials Conference 2020

Published on May 13th, 2020

Join Principal Consultant, Ivy Chen when she speaks at the Virtual Responsible Raw Materials Conference 2020 scheduled to run from 11 May to 15 May 2020.

In a rapidly changing world with increasing demand for raw materials, is it possible to make their extraction truly ‘responsible’? By unifying various stakeholders’ definitions of responsibility, and leveraging existing initiatives and policy, we aim to make it easier for all to apply the same definition and value to “responsibility”. This will help to end a perceived disconnect between civil society and mining operations and investment, with a widely-accepted notion based on agreed criteria and quantification methodology.

Ivy will join a Q&A session led by Dr Sarah Gordon, CEO and co-founder of Satarla, on how to understand the ESG component of the JORC Code and any possible implications that may arise in the COVID19 recovery process.The conference will cover four key areas:

  • Producers –Experts from industrial mining companies, service providers and research establishments. What does true responsibility across the minerals value chain look like?
  • Customers – Pressure to improve also has to come from end-users and consumers. What do ethically sourcing companies want and look like? How can these changes help create a more robust supply chain?
  • Investors and insurers – The finance industry has a big part to play, as demonstration of financial value will be essential. How we do put a value on responsibility, in a way that avoids green-washing investments?
  • Tools and techniques – How do we shape the application of techniques from various sectors into the mining industry? Existing methods within existing frameworks in the risk management sector, as well as finance or insurance, may hold the answers.

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Ivy Chen

Ivy is a corporate governance specialist with more than 30 years’ experience in mining and resource estimation. She served as the national geology and mining adviser for the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) from 2009–2015 and is currently Principal Consultant at CSA Global. Ivy’s experience in the mining industry in Australia and China, as an operations and consulting geologist includes open pit and underground mines for gold, manganese and chromite. As a consulting geologist she has conducted mineral project evaluation, strategy development and implementation, through to senior corporate management roles. Ivy joined the VALMIN committee in 2015.

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