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Investing in African Mining Indaba 2023

Investing in African Mining Indaba (Mining Indaba)
a Hyve Event
6 February 2023– 9 February 2023,
Cape Town, South Africa

The ICMM team will be in Cape Town for Mining Indaba, taking part in vital conversations on sustainability and social performance in the industry.

Highlights

(Events are live and subject to change. Times showing according to your current time zone.)

Monday, 6 February 2023

  • 11:4012:10 GMT

    Over the past decade we have seen countless reports highlighting the scale of the challenge to make the mining industry truly diverse and inclusive for all. Although progress has been made and several companies have set targets for accelerated action, the challenge remains significant.

    Not only is there a clear moral case for a more diverse workforce, but there is also a compelling business case - research shows that a diverse workforce improves company performance, driving creativity, innovation, and profit. This becomes even more critical in the face of the massive increase in the demand for critical minerals. It is clear that we need to rapidly move from diagnosis to action. We must openly share our experiences about what works, and what doesn’t, and take urgent, and meaningful action.

    Drawing on the experiences of ICMM members, join our member teams and ICMM CEO Rohitesh Dhawan to discuss the actions being taken on DEI in their own organisations, the steps being taken across the wider industry, and what future action is needed.  

     

    Speakers

    • Tom Palmer, CEO, Newmont
    • Nolitha Fakude, President, Minerals Council SA & Anglo American South Africa
    • Sinead Kaufman, Chief Executive of Minerals, Rio Tinto
    • Rohitesh Dhawan, CEO, ICMM

    Times:

    13:40 - 14:10 (GMT+2)

    11:40 - 12:10 (GMT)

    Location

    Main Stage, Cape Town International Conference Centre (CTICC), Mining Indaba

Monday, 6 February 2023

  • 14:0015:00 GMT

    Companies are facing increasing pressure from investors, customers, and regulators to address, monitor and manage Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risk. Asset owners, such as private equity firms, particularly in the minerals sector are increasingly concerned with the way that asset managers manage ESG risk for corporate finance activities such as acquisitions, to protect value and even unleash value over the asset holding life.

    Join COO Aidan Davy in this discussion on common ESG risks including those related to climate change impact mitigation, environmental practices and duty of care. From a social and governance risk perspective, elements may include respect for human rights, anti-bribery and corruption practices, as well as compliance to relevant laws and regulations.

    Although some ESG risk elements remain constant over the asset holding period, others may be more fluid, and in this, we embrace the notion of uncertainty and a broader acceptance and comfort in the unknown.

    Moderator:

    • Dr. Eric Lilford, Assoc Prof. - WASM: Minerals, Energy and Chemical Engineering, Curtin University, Perth, Australia

    Panellists

    • Kevin D'Souza, Chief Sustainability Officer, Resource Capital Funds
    • Shirley Webber, Head: Natural Resources & Energy, Absa Bank CIB
    • Fred Arendse, Group Chief Executive, SSC Group
    • Aidan Davy, Chief Operating Officer, ICMM

     

    Times:

    16:00 - 17:00 (GMT+2)

    14:00 - 15:00 (GMT)

    Location

    Main Stage, Cape Town International Conference Centre (CTICC), Mining Indaba

Tuesday, 7 February 2023

  • 07:3508:35 GMT

    This session will feature updates and insights on the Mining and Faith Reflections Initiative (MFRI), where we will be examining outcomes, and what this means for Africa’s mining communities up to 2025?

    We will also be discussing COP27, climate change and inequality, and how the sector is responding to COP27 priorities on emissions, and how are communities responding to this.

    Join Rohitesh in this discussion where we will also be reflecting on mining and communities and the ways with which we can build trust and long-term value creation for communities.

    Moderators:

    • Remi Piet (Dr), Co-Founder & Senior Partner, Embellie Advisory

    Panellists:

    • Froydis Cameron, Group Head of IGSR, Anglo American
    • Daniel Litvin, Founder, Critical Resource
    • Jayne Mammatt, ESG Insurance Partner, Deloitte
    • Peter Toth, Executive Chief Officer and Chief Strategy & Sustainability Officer, Newmont Africa
    • Rohitesh Dhawan, CEO, ICMM

     

    Times:

    09:35 - 10:35 (GMT+2)

    07:35 - 08:35 (GMT)

    Location

    Roof Terrace, Cape Town International Conference Centre (CTICC), Mining Indaba

Tuesday, 7 February 2023

  • 09:0010:30 GMT

    Join Rohitesh in this session discussing what is being done to mitigate possible environmental and social challenges that could arise from the energy transition given the increased demand for minerals and metals. We will be discussing what ICMM is doing from an industry perspective to ensure that the energy transition creates opportunities for mine host communities.

    Moderator:

    • Edwin Ikhuoria, PWYP Executive Director

    Speakers

    • Ikal Ang'elai, Executive Director, Friends of Lake Turkana

    • Glenn Mpufane, Director, IndustriALL    

    • Shamiso Mtisi, Deputy Director, ZELA

    • Rohitesh Dhawan, CEO, ICMM

    Times:

    11:00 - 12:30 (GMT+2)

    09:00 - 10:30 (GMT)

    Location

    Main Auditorium, UCT Graduate School of Business Conference Centre, Alternative Mining Indaba

Tuesday, 7 February 2023

  • 09:4010:40 GMT

    Aidan will be on this panel discussing the impact of COP27 on mining infrastructure and supply chains, examining how mining companies must utilise renewable energy and what they are doing to reduce their need for fossil fuels for energy generation and moving to renewables.

     

    Moderator:

    • Aidan Davy, COO, ICMM

    Speakers

    • Arjun Bhalla, Global Mining & Climate Advisory Lead, Advisory Natural Resources and Infrastructure Department, IFC
    • Themba Mkhwanazi, CEO - Bulks, Anglo America
    • Tycho Möncks, Managing Director and Partner, Boston Consulting Group

     

    Times:

    11:40 - 12:40 (GMT+2)

    09:40 - 10:40 (GMT)

    Location

    Auditorium 2, Cape Town International Conference Centre (CTICC), Mining Indaba

Tuesday, 7 February 2023

  • 13:0013:45 GMT

    Join Aidan in this session discussing tailings, safety and mining’s ‘zero harm’ approach. We will be tackling the fundamental questions relating to people and communities and how they are being prioritised and the frameworks in place to assure transparency.

    Moderator:

    • Jaco Pieterse, Principal Consultant and Subject Matter Expert – Process Safety and Operational Risk, DSS+

    Speakers

    • Adam Mathews, Chief Responsible Investment Officer (CRIO), Church of England Pensions Board
    • David Mamphitha (Dr.), CEO Mine, Health & Safety Council, DMRE
    •  Lourens De Koning, COO, Fraser Alexander
    • Nolitha Fakude, Chair & President, Anglo American South Africa & Minerals Council South Africa
    • Aidan Davy, COO, ICMM

     

    Times:

    15:00 - 15:45 (GMT+2)

    13:00 - 13:35 (GMT)

    Location

    Roof Terrace, Cape Town International Conference Centre (CTICC), Mining Indaba

Tuesday, 7 February 2023

  • 14:1515:00 GMT

    This panel will discuss opportunities for improving governance of the mining sector and ensuring that business integrity is maintained throughout the value chain in this context. Join Aidan in this discussion, talking about why a transparent and accountable mining sector is crucial for a sustainable and just energy transition.

    Facilitator:

    • Ana Estefanía Carballo, Accountable Mining, Transparency International

    Speakers

    • Ege Tekinbas, Senior Policy Advisor, Gender Equity, IGF
    • Bady Baldé, Deputy Executive Director, EITI
    • Nafi Chinery, Africa Director, NRGI
    • Aidan Davy, COO, ICMM

    Times:

    16:15 - 17:00 (GMT+2)

    14:15 - 15:00 (GMT)

    Location

    Roof Terrace, Cape Town International Conference Centre (CTICC), Mining Indaba

Wednesday, 8 February 2023

  • 13:3014:20 GMT

    The Mining Innovation & Research Battlefield is a platform for collaboration between the mining industry, academia, business, NGOs and young people who have a vested interest in sustainable mining for development solutions. The prize? Significant sponsorship capital to make the project a reality (2022 saw the winners take away $30,000 generously donated by BHP and University of Queensland).

    The challenge, however, continues to grow against a backdrop of climate change, automation, reduced global mobility, a growing ESG agenda and rising stakeholder expectations. Research and proposed solutions from outside of the sector have the potential to drive positive impact on the ground, but funding for piloting and implementation is rarely available.

    So how can we create change? Join Rohitesh at this session on the 2023 Indaba Innovation and Research Battlefield where we will be looking for innovative research proposals that offer new solutions to the challenge of developing a post-mine life economy.

     

    Moderator:

    • Wendy Tyrell, Executive Director, Development Partner Institute

    Speakers

    • Sheila Khama, Non-Executive Director, The Metals Company
    • Frances Petersen, VC, University Free State)
    • Rohitesh Dhawan, CEO, ICMM

     

    Times:

    15:30 - 16:20 (GMT+2)

    13:30 - 14:20 (GMT)

    Location

    Mainstage, Cape Town International Conference Centre (CTICC), Mining Indaba