The world's biggest mining companies must improve their human rights record and step up efforts to curb environmental damage, the Responsible Mining Foundation said in its first review of global mining practices.
Toronto, 7 March 2018 - In response to the need for more industry mentoring, we have launched the first International Women in Resources Mentorship Programme (IWRMP). This is at a time when there is a renewed industry focus on creating more culturally-diverse and gender-balanced workplaces.Resources companies are increasingly investing in corporate and industry diversity programmes to retain talent, as well as meet the demand to enhance their social licence to operate.
Gold mining in Africa has a bad rap - particularly when it comes to women. Depictions of the trade often focus on poverty, environmental destruction, prostitution and harassment. But in the gold mining belt of Mali, one of the world's poorest countries, the victimization lens does great injustice to the hundreds of women mining alongside men.
The CEO of Almaden Minerals, Dr. Morgan Poliquin, sits down with Gerardo Del Real of Resource Stock Digest to discuss the company's Social Impact Assessment for its Ixtaca project in Mexico. Gerardo Del Real: This is Gerardo Del Real with Resource Stock Digest. Joining me today is President and CEO of Almaden Minerals Ltd.
As soon as the new year kicks off, Fortescue Metals Group (ASX:FMG) will be led by two women. Elizabeth Gaines, who took over as the company's CFO in February after being a non-executive director since 2013, has been appointed new Chief Executive Officer.
Legal proceedings were held last week in Toronto related to a case against a Canadian mining company that formerly was operating through a subsidiary in Guatemala. The outcome of the case could have wider repercussions for Canada-based mining companies who do business overseas.
According to Canada's largest mining companies played a key role in the international mining sector's emerging growth. Canada led the way on equity financing in 2016, with the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and TSX Venture Exchange responsible for 57% of global financings during the year, according to the TMX Group and S&P Global Market Intelligence.
From my position as an old white male I have always believed that as an industry we are making great strides in diversifying our workforce and embracing equality. Recently, Eleanor Hawkins made a presentation as part of the Women in Mining day at the Mining Investment Asia conference in Singapore.