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Social Progress in Mining-Dependent Countries: The role of good governance

14 July 2021
Leadership Conversation
Organised by ICMM
14 July 2021,

The mining and metals industry can and should be a powerful catalyst for sustainable development.

Through the payment of taxes, direct and indirect job creation, local procurement, and infrastructure and community development activities, the mining industry makes a significant contribution to the social progress of countries where they operate, contributing to the delivery of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, governance matters, and transforming these finite resources into sustainable economic growth and social development or ‘social progress’ takes effective mineral resource policy frameworks set and implemented by government, supported by strong partnerships with the private sector.

ICMM's Rohitesh Dhawan is joined by an expert panel to discuss the role of good mineral resource governance, and findings from ICMM’s latest report: Social Progress in Mining-Dependent Countries: Analysing the role of resource governance in delivering the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


  • Rohitesh Dhawan, CEO, ICMM


  • Rt Hon Helen Clark, EITI Chair
  • Philippe Knoche, Chief Executive Officer, Orano
  • Lisa Ali, Chief People and Sustainability Officer, Newcrest
  • Suneeta Kaimal, President and Chief Executive Officer, NRGI