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April 30th – May 1st // Doubletree Hilton, Houston, TX // North America 2015

Implement Social Responsibility: Minimize Risk, Maximize Opportunity

Prevent costly disruptions • Increase access to new resources • Attract more investment • Improve people’s lives

Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Extractives Summit will bring 120+ senior executives from the extractives industry to Houston to debate and solve the key issues in CSR and sustainability in the North American extractives industry.

  • Implement Social Responsibility into your Business Culture: Discover useful tools to embed social responsibility into the desicion making process of all employees

  • Deepen Stakeholder Engagement: Improve relationships with your stakeholders to prevent operational delays and gain active community support

  • Minimize Risk, Maximize Opportunities: Reduce risk by understanding how to implement your social responsibility strategy into the business

  • Attract Investors and Increase Trust: Understand the materiality of your KPI’s from investor and regulator perspectives then learn how to communicate them effectively

  • Reduce Impacts and Reduce Risk: Align your operational and social strategy to mitigate future risk.

The Summit is over for 2015

Stay up to date with the knowledge exchange leading up to the next summit in April 2016

Expert speaker line up for 2015

Top sustainability leaders in the mining oil and gas industry discuss the key issues for 2015 and beyond.

Gerald Pachoud

Gerald Pachoud
Principal Officer
The United Nations

James Viray

James Viray
Senior Sustainability Advisor, Supply Chain

David Atkins

David Atkins
Group Social Performance Advisor

Rafael Benke

Rafael Benke
Former Global Head of Corporate Affairs

Bennett Freeman

Bennett Freeman
Senior Vice President, Sustainability Research and Policy
Calvert Investments

Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson
Americas Director, Communities & Social Performance
RioTinto PLC

Luc Zandvliet

Luc Zandvliet
Triple R Alliance

Dr. Silvana Costa

Dr. Silvana Costa
Senior Advisor, Environment and Social Responsibility
New Gold Inc.

The summit boasts 25+ leading speakers, have a look at the full speaker line up here

Top 7 things to take away from the 2015 summit

  • Better implementation of social responsibility throughout your business
  • Heightened engagement between you and your stakeholders
  • Increase land access opportunities and minimize external risk with enhanced social performance
  • New tools and ideas to monitor performance and comply with standards
  • Attract investment for your company through your social performance
  • Minimize social risk  with Improved water stewardship
  • Improve efficiency by understanding materiality in KPI’s for reporting and auditing
  • Plus much more
“The discussions were good, with many gems of information to take away. There was a good balance of industry work and NGO contributions. ”

- Libby Cheney, VP Corporate EHS & SR, Hess

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3 key features of the Summit:

  • North American Focus - Learn about the issues most relevant to you and your company
  • Practical solutions - Strong emphasis on interactive learning and functional tools to apply to your company
  • Open and honest platform - Get real answers to your biggest challenges under The Chatham House Rules of non-disclosure

We have over 45 attendees already confirmed including:

RioTinto Shell NMA AngloGold Ashanti Bechtel
USEiTi Department of the interior ConocoPhilips Calvert Investments Calvert Investments
Hess CAT First-Peoples halliburton Tahoe
newmont-mining-co Ambatovy UNESCO Eagle-Mine PEMEx

“Thank you for a really interesting conference - I really enjoyed it!”

- Katie Heller, Social Development Specialist - Oil, Gas, and Mining, The World Bank

Top reasons to attend:

  • Personal development: Adapt your strategy, network with industry leaders and keep up to date with industry changes
  • Team development: Develop team ability, stimulate creativity and innovation, enhance performance
  • Company development: Generate positive exposure, prevent costly delays, access land and resources

The Summit is over for 2015

Stay up to date with the knowledge exchange leading up to the next summit in April 2016

A proven track-record

Ethical Corporation has been running leading CSR business Summits for 14 years. For the past 5 years we’ve been running Europe’s leading summit on CSR in the Extractives Industry. Below are a few thoughts from attendees from our Responsible Business Summit…

“An Inspirational event that has put our work in context and provided new insights for moving our efforts forward”

- Anders Arvidsson, Vice President Strategy and Systems, Continental Africa, Anglo Gold Ashanti

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“Excellent conference packed with high quality content and delivered by some great communicators”

- Nigel Stephanson, General Manager, Sustainet

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Top level attendees

Our conferences always attract the most senior attendees from Oil, Gas and Mining, see the breakdown from Europe below and expect more of the same in Houston.

This summit is built for Leading CSR and Social Performance professionals in Oil, Gas & Mining to share practices and promote in-depth discussion on how to implement social responsibility into your operations. Take a look at who attended the 2014 European summit

The Summit is over for 2015

Stay up to date with the knowledge exchange leading up to the next summit in April 2016

Maximize your involvement

Get the most out of the event and be involved in a number of different ways.

I look forward to speaking to you,



Sorry that you missed it!

The Responsible Extractives Summit North America is finished for 2015, hopefully we will see you next year.

Don't miss out on the chance to join Anglo American, BP, Shell, GoldCorp, StatOil and many more in London for Europe's top extractives CSR conference.

The strategically focused event will concentrate on:

  • Finance and social responsibility
  • Building local capacity and local content
  • Human Rights strategy
  • Water and Biodiversity management

Participants include:

  • Vedanta Resources - CEO - Tom Albanese
  • GoldCorp - CEO - Chuck Jeannes
  • Royal Dutch Shell - Former Chairman - Sir Mark Moody Stewart
  • Anglo American - Global Lead for Enterpise Development - Christian Spano
  • Bechtel - Global Head of Sustainability - Tam Nyugen
  • BP - Human Rights Specialist - Nilli Safavi
  • Calvert Investments - Senior Vice President Sustainability Research and Policy - Bennett Freeman
  • BG Group - Group Head of Social Performance - Raminee Kunanayagam,
  • BP - IPIECA Local Content Working Group - Jill Douglas,
  • StatOil - Vice President Sustainability - Charlotte Wolff-Bye
  • JP Morgan - Executive Director of Global Environmental and Social Risk Management - Paul O'Connor
  • GoldCorp - Executive Vice President of Sustainability - Brent Burgeron
  • MN - Senior Advisor Responsible Investment & Governance - Narina Mnataskanian
  • WWF - Head of Water Stewardship - Stuart Orr
  • MOL Group - Group Sustainable Development Coordinator - Gergely Jancsar
  • Caterpillar - Sustainable Development Manager - Tom Fisher
  • EITI - Deputy Head and Regional Director for Africa and Middle East - Eddie Rich many more senior speakers, and a further 200 of your corporate peers.

Visit the RES15 website here

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Steve Wade
Steve Wade
Global Project Director - Extractives
Ethical Corporation
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