The Evolution of Responsible Mining in Latin America

  • Anglo American, 17 Charterhouse St, London EC1N 6RA
  • 15:30-19:00

Latin America is one of the most mineral resource rich regions in the world. This conference will demonstrate how meeting global resource demands and net zero targets can be done responsibly, in a way that takes into consideration its impact on key stakeholders, the environment and that is conducive to socio-economic benefits for all.

The Evolution of Responsible Mining in Latin America

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Canning House, in partnership with Anglo American, will explore Latin America’s place in the global mining industry and its evolution on a path to better and more responsible mining practices.

Balancing the region’s leadership in the extraction of natural resources, with its ambition to position itself at the forefront of the energy transition is complex. For now, one thing is certain, we need more and better mining to be able to reach our net-zero targets. Reconciling this reality with the region’s ever-evolving social, environmental and governance risks and opportunities is key for the sector.

It is exactly this set of opportunities and challenges, and the current and potential economic, political, and legislative mechanisms at the region’s disposal that we will explore in this flagship conference.

Join us in exploring how the mining industry is on the path to doing better. This event will be in person only.

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  • The Evolution of Responsible Mining in Latin America with Anglo American

  • Event registration and welcome refreshments


  • Welcome from Jeremy Browne, CEO - Canning House


  • Opening Remarks by Richard Morgan, Head of Government Relations and Political Risk - Anglo American


  • Mining for a Greener Future

    This session will see panellists discuss the region’s potential in the mining industry, and the ways in which mining can harness technology and innovation and contribute to reaching net-zero targets.

    Moderator: Richard Morgan, Head of Government Relations, and Political Risk - Anglo American

    Speakers: Paul Ekins, Professor of Resources and Environmental Policy - Institute for Sustainable Resources, University College London

    Ros Lund, Clean Mining Lead - Department for International Trade (DIT), UK Government

    Christian Spano, Director of Innovation - International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)


  • Social Risks and Opportunities in Mining

    This second session will discuss the ‘S’ in an ESG-driven mining context. We will also discuss what has changed for the sector and jointly explore risks and opportunities.

    Speakers: Ana Carolina Salomão, Partner - Pogust Goodhead

    Jon Samuel, Group Head Responsible Business Partnerships - Anglo American 

    Silvio Lima, Head of Corporate Affairs, ESG and Community Engagement - Appian Capital Advisory

    Philipa Varris, Head of Sustainability - Horizonte Minerals plc


  • Closing Remarks from Richard Morgan, Head of Government Relations and Political Risk - AngloAmerican and Jeremy Browne - CEO, Canning House


  • Networking


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Latin America and the Caribbean is abundant in natural resources and accounts for a significant portion of mining reserves at the global level: 65% of lithium, 49% of silver, 44% of copper and 33% of tin. The region’s mining exports have consistently risen in volume, year in, year out.

Nevertheless, it is also a region increasingly recognised as a champion for green growth, and the green energy transition. Balancing the region’s position as a global leader in the extraction of natural resources, with its ambition to position itself as a global leader in reaching net-zero targets, and at the forefront of the energy transition, is complex.

Overlay the universal challenge of closing the inequality gap that is prevalent regionally and the region’s commitment to the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, and we see that never before has there been more of a need to move away from a linear cost-benefit approach to mining. It requires a holistic approach. One that considers all three interrelated pillars of the sustainable development agenda: the environment, the economy and society.


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