Environment, Social & Governance

Environment, Social & Governance

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Course Description:

As the global mining industry evolves, there is an increasing recognition of the importance of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles in shaping its future. This course provides a comprehensive exploration of sustainable mining practices, focusing on integrating ESG considerations into mining operations. Participants will gain a deep understanding of how responsible mining can contribute to environmental conservation, social well-being, and overall corporate governance. The course is designed for mining professionals, environmentalists, corporate leaders, and policymakers who seek to deepen their understanding of sustainable mining practices and integrate ESG principles into their decision-making processes.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • ✔ Elaborate on the essential procedures required to secure regulatory and societal approval prior to the commencement of mining operations.
  • ✔ Recognize the diverse stakeholders involved in mining projects and delineate their respective roles and interests.
  • ✔ Explore strategies for soliciting input from stakeholders, fostering effective communication, and incorporating their perspectives into decision-making processes.
  • ✔ Outline the internal and external tools employed to oversee and transparently disclose Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) data and initiatives within mining operations.
  • ✔ Scrutinize key factors influencing the environmental and social acceptability of mining endeavors, assessing their impact on project sustainability.
  • ✔ Identify and appraise various frameworks established to guide responsible mining practices, emphasizing their role in fostering ethical and sustainable approaches to mining.

Course Modules:

1.0 Introduction to Sustainability and ESG for Mining

2.1 Environmental Impact Assessments

2.2 Social Impact Assessments

3.1 Indigenous relations

3.2 Community Relations

4.0 Management Systems

5.0 Diversity and Inclusion (D&I)

6.0 Data Collection for Sustainability & ESG Reporting

7.1 Risk and Critical Infrastructure

7.2 Water Management

8.0 Climate Change Challenges for Mining Projects

9.1 Closure Planning: Regulatory & Financial Frameworks

9.2 Closure Planning: Case Study

10.0 Governance and ESG Reporting

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