MES Discussion Group | Managing Social and Political Risk at Mining’s New Frontiers

DatesFebruary 27 2013
CityToronto, Ontario, Canada
LocationBorden Ladner Gervais LLP - Scotia Plaza, 40 King St W, 44th floor
Contact NameAlyson Caseley - MES Secretary
SummaryPlease join CIM’s Management and Economics Society’s Discussion Group on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 when Daniel Linsker (Control Risks), and Ian Thomson (On Common Ground Consultants) will present “Managing Social and Political Risk at Mining’s New Frontiers”
SponsorsThank you to our generous sponsor, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
for providing the meeting space.
Main BodyIn today’s competitive markets investors and mining companies are increasingly looking to develop opportunities and work in underexplored parts of South America, Asia, and Africa. In these areas, “above ground” risks such as social unrest, civil conflict, or political instability may have historically trumped geological potential when deciding to operate there. As exploration and mining companies devote ever larger budgets to these new frontiers for the industry, it is often the challenges from social and political risks that have the biggest potential impact – often more than the geological and technical considerations. How can managers, investors and technical experts assess social and political risks to their operations in areas new to modern mining? How can the industry protect its people and investments and effectively manage these risks? How can companies approach these risks and how much will it ultimately cost?
ScheduleWednesday, February 27, 2013 from 4:30pm – 5:55 pm

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FeesThere is no charge to attend this event and it provides an excellent networking opportunity.
Additional InfoGuest Speakers

Ian Thomson is the co-founder of On Common Ground Consultants, dedicated to advancing management of socially sustainable development globally. His expertise includes stakeholder engagement, social performance guidance, corporate and operational team training, policy and social context reviews, and guiding multi-stakeholder processes.

Daniel Linsker is currently Vice President for Control Risks in South America. Control Risks is an independent, global risk consultancy specialising in helping organisations manage political, integrity and security risks in complex and hostile environments. Daniel specializes in development of bespoke solutions for clients, utilizing Control Risks’ international network of experts.


OrganizerCanadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum - Management and Economics Society
Address Toronto, Ontario Canada