sharing in governance of extractive industries
In the mining sector, new technologies and disruptive innovations are fundamentally changing the face of the industry, reshaping competitive dynamics or completely altering business and operating models.
"New Tech, New Deal" is an five-week expert forum and Q&A that connects participants with leaders in policy, mining, technology and international development to discuss how governments, companies and communities can adapt their policies given the speed and scope of mining industry changes.
This consultation is hosted by the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) with CCSI and MSV and in partnership with the GOXI platform. The results from the forum will feed into the longer-term New Tech New Deal project, and will help inform an in-person round table to be held in Paris in late June, 2019.
Aaron Cosbey is a development economist with over 25 years of experience in trade, investment and sustainable development, and 20 years of work on climate change. As Senior Associate with the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF), his current work includes a focus on new technology in the mining sector, as well as local content policies. He has served as a trade policy advisor to the Canadian government on a number of select committees, and currently serves on Global Affairs Canada’s Environmental Assessment Advisory Group. He has consulted to a wide variety of governments and institutions, including the (former) Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Centre for European Policy Studies, CIDA, Commonwealth Secretariat, Environment Canada, European University Institute, IADB, Canada’s National Round Table on Environment and Economy, North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation, OECD, UNCTAD, UNDP, UNEP, UNFCCC and the World Bank.
Osvaldo Urzúa PhD has more than 25 years of experience in the design and implementation of policies and strategies for sustainable development and innovation at both, the public and private sectors. He has worked for BHP over the last 11 years leading strategic efforts that require complex coordination between the company, government and key stakeholders. He led the design and implementation of the World Class Supplier program, aiming to strengthen the innovation capabilities of suppliers of knowledge-intensive equipment and services in Chile. This program has become a public policy in Chile and is seeking to be replicated in other countries, such as Australia under the coordination of METS Ignited. Additionally, he was an active promoter of a public-private agenda for a mining-based growth and development for Chile. Osvaldo´s last assignment in BHP was to update the company's strategy to engage with communities and society through delivering Social Value.
Before joining BHP, Dr. Urzúa worked in the Government of Chile and was also a consultant. He has been a member of several boards and organizations related to mining, such as CESCO, Center for the Study of Copper and Mining.
Mr David Noko was recently Executive Vice President at AngloGold Ashanti Ltd, where he was responsible for the company’s Social and Sustainable Development portfolio. AngloGold Ashanti is a global gold mining and exploration company with a diverse portfolio of mining operations and projects on four continents, with more than 90% of the company’s revenue derived from the sale of gold produced at its operations located around the world.
An internationally recognised business leader from South Africa, Mr Noko started his career in engineering design, manufacturing of machinery and maintenance management.His wide ranging experience includes organisations such as SAB Miller, Pepsi Cola International, Air Chefs and De Beers where he acquired extensive international exposure. Mr Noko also founded and headed up a consulting company called CelaCorp (Pty) Ltd.
He believes that synergy between Effective People, Futuristic Strategy and Technology, Systems and Processes is imperative for business success. A member of the Institute of Directors, Mr. Noko’s extensive experience, qualifications and business acumen have seen him serve on the boards of directors of several successful companies listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
He holds an Engineering qualification, post graduate diplomas and a business degree.
Isabelle Ramdoo is an economist with over 15 years of experience in trade and industrial policy. In the field of international trade, Isabelle has extensive experience in trade negotiations in Eastern and Southern Africa and worked as a technical negotiator for the Government of Mauritius. In the field of industrial policy, her main focus is on mineral-related linkages development.
Prior to joining IISD, she worked as a senior investment and linkages advisor at the African Minerals Development Centre/ United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, where she supported African governments in developing strategic linkages and supply chains to promote economic transformation, in line with the Africa Mining Vision. Prior to that, she was the deputy head of programme at the European Centre for Development Policy Management in the Netherlands, where she led the extractive industries work stream in the Economic Transformation and Trade program. She has published extensively on various dimensions of the extractive sector, in particular on local content and industrial diversification. Started her career as an economist for the Government of Mauritius, and worked subsequently as a trade policy analyst for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.
Wendy is Executive Director at Development Partner Institute. Performance-focused senior executive, Non-Executive Director, and consultant specializing in stakeholder engagement, sustainable development, communications, and responsible business practices. A collaborative leader with expertise built in complex, global organizations, focused on creating true partnerships and practical strategies for lasting results.
Diverse stakeholder engagement and sustainable development experience delivering results across the life cycle of businesses - from project development and approvals through to operations and closure, from site operations to asset-based and corporate roles.
Wendy has 20 years + experience in the resources / extractive and manufacturing sectors, working across geographies and cultures - particularly Indonesia, Colombia, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, North America, Canada, Europe, and Australia.
Specialist experience: sustainability, stakeholder engagement, environment, community, responsible procurement, governance, government affairs, media and public affairs, land tenure, and planning. Experienced in due-diligence work, peer reviews, and audits in a range of geographies and cultures.
Nicolas Maennling leads the economics and policy research at CCSI. He is a development economist with experience in the public and private sectors. At CCSI he works on designing strategies and tools to maximize the benefits and minimize the negative externalities of extractive industry investments. He has led trainings and advisory projects on taxation systems, financial modeling, linkages to extractive industry projects, economic diversification, revenue management and sub-national distribution systems. Recently his focus has been on supporting governments and companies to integrate the SDGs in their strategies, and assessing how the extractive industry sector can support the energy transition. Prior to joining CCSI in 2012, he advised the Ministry of Finance in Timor-Leste on macroeconomic management. Previous to that, he spent three years working in Mozambique, first as an ODI fellow in the Ministry of Industry and Trade and then as a consultant for a commodity shipping company and several donors. He received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Birmingham (UK) and a Master of Science in Economics from the University of Warwick (UK).
Perrine Toledano heads the Center’s focus on extractive industries and sustainable development that she co-developed in 2010. She leads research, training and advisory projects on fiscal regimes, financial modeling, leveraging extractive industry investments in rail, port, telecommunications, water and energy infrastructure for broader development needs, local content, revenue management, contract transparency and optimal legal provisions for development benefits. To this traditional portfolio, she has recently added research and advisory work on the impact of the energy transition and the Sustainable Development Goals on extractive industry investments and resource rich countries. She has led projects in DRC, Liberia, Paraguay, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Timor-Leste, and assisted many more government teams remotely. She is a research advisor at the The Jerusalem Institute for Policy Research, Milken Innovation Center. She also jointly developed curricula for a masters and an executive course on extractives and sustainable development taught at Columbia University. She is the co-editor of two volumes published by Columbia University Press: Rethinking Investment Incentives: Trends and Policy Options and The New Frontiers of Sovereign Investment. Prior to joining CCSI, she worked as a consultant for several non-profit organizations, including the World Bank, DFID and Revenue Watch Institute, and private sector companies, including Natixis Corporate Investment Bank and Ernst and Young. Her experience includes auditing, financial analysis, IT for capital markets, public policy evaluation and cross-border project management. She has a Masters of Business Administration from ESSEC in Paris, France, and a Masters of Public Administration from Columbia University.
Jeff Geipel is the founder and venture leader for Mining Shared Value at Engineers Without Borders Canada. This initiative works to improve the development impacts of mineral extraction in host countries through increasing local procurement by the global mining industry.
Through this work Jeff is also the Community Manager for the World Bank’s Extractives-led Local Economic Diversification Community of Practice. Before Engineers Without Borders Jeff was the founder and first executive director of Fair Trade Vancouver, which became a model for municipal-based fair trade organizations across Canada. Originally from Vancouver, Jeff holds a master’s degree in international development from the London School of Economics in the United Kingdom. Jeff’s work and articles have been featured by the Guardian, Devex, the Globe and Mail, National Post, Next Billion, Mining Weekly and Hill Times Magazine. Jeff currently resides in Toronto.
Vanessa Ushie is the Manager of the Policy Analysis Division at the African Natural Resources Centre of the African Development Bank, where she oversees the economic and policy analysis on natural resource management. The Division provides knowledge, policy advice and technical assistance to the Bank’s Regional Member Countries on economic, social and environmental policy issues in the renewable and non-renewable natural resource sectors. The Division also engages in policy advocacy on natural resource management for sustainable development.
Vanessa has a diverse professional background in the natural resource sector that spans civil society, academia, policy think-tanks and the private sector. She is interested in exploring the implications of new technologies for natural resource management in Africa, and supporting African countries to respond to the changing global landscape on new technologies, natural resources and sustainable development. Vanessa holds a PhD in Economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.