TORONTO – Last week Barrick Gold Corp. established its first corporate social responsibility advisory board. Already one of the world’s leaders in CSR, the company will continue to spearhead best practices as they evolve with the five distinguished members of the board. They are:
- Aron Cramer, president and CEO of Business for Social Responsibility and a globally-recognized authority on CSR.
- Elizabeth Dowdeswell, president and CEO, Council of Canadian Academies and former executive director of the United Nations Environment Program.
- Robert Fowler, diplomat and senior foreign policy advisor to three Canadian Prime Ministers and Canada’s longest serving ambassador to the United Nations.
- Ed Liebow, director of the Battelle Memorial Institute’s Seattle-based Center for Public Health Research and Evaluation.
- Gare Smith, senior partner at Foley Hoag LLP and former principal deputy assistant secretary in the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor.
In addition John Ruggie, author of the U.N. Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, will serve as a special consultant to the board as part of his advisory role in the CSR practice at Foley Hoag LLP. He is the Berthold Beitz professor in Human Rights and International Affairs at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and affiliated professor in international legal studies at Harvard Law School.
“These highly respected individuals bring a wealth of expertise and experience in corporate responsibility matters that will be a great asset to Barrick,” said the company’s president and CEO Aaron Regent. “Their input and guidance will help us to further improve our practices and manage emerging issues affecting our company and the global mining industry.”
Learn more about the world’s largest gold miner at Barrick.com.