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Online Training: Raw Materials Empowering Sustainability: Mind the Gap - 4. Mining and ESG?

16 June 2022
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Contributes to CPD, Online Training, Course, Virtual event
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Geological Society Events, 2022 Year of Sustainability
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This course starts at 16.30 GMT and lasts approximately 90 minutes.

Raw Materials Empowering Sustainability: Mind the Gap - Mining and ESG?

Define ESG and understand what it means across the value chain. Examine key stakeholder roles, tensions and synergies between ESG factors, and costing models. Evaluate debates over mining, sustainability and responsibility.

Learning Objectives

  • Define ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance)
  • Explore what ESG looks like along the mining value chain, and understand recent trends
  • Examine the role of different stakeholders, including mining companies, investors and policy-makers
  • Analyse potential tensions and synergies between different ESG factors
  • Critically evaluate debates over whether mining can be truly sustainable and/or responsible
  • Understand and evaluate economic implications of ESG risks and implementation, including competing notions of how these should be costed


This session will be held as a lecture followed by a Q&A session with the speaker.


Responsible Raw Materials TBC


This is the 4th course in a 10 part series. Delegates can either register for courses individually or for the whole series at a discounted rate. 

Registration for this session will close at 12.00 GMT on 15 June 2022

We offer discounts on group bookings of 5 or more, please email to enquire.

Student Registration

Previous course speakers Alison Graham and Vicky Corcoran have kindly donated a proportion of their speaker fee to fund places for students, this has enabled the society to offer a limited number of student places at a special rate. Proof of student status required when registering at this rate.


This series of events will be held virtually over Zoom at 16.30 GMT.


Please contact with any enquiries.

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Registration rates

£ 60.00
£ 80.00
£ 10.00

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