The 5th session of the 2nd Brazil-Canada Virtual Mining Conference, “Brazil-Canada Mining Insights: Human Rights & ESG,” took place on April 14th, at 9h30 AM EDT / 10h30 AM BRT.
The session was comprised of two panel discussions. The first one, “Indigenous & Traditional Communities Relation in the Mining Sector,” promoted a conversation on how the mining sector engages and builds relationships with indigenous and traditional communities impacted by their projects in Brazil and Canada, sharing best practices on how to collaborate on issues related to environmental effects, monitoring and cultural protection, as well as developing partnerships and initiatives that generate economic opportunities for surrounding communities.
The panel was moderated by Juliana Ramalho Monteiro, Partner at Mattos Filho; and brought the speakers: Cassio Ingles de Sousa, Brazilian Anthropologist at Comtexto Consultoria; Victoria Barrington, Head of Corporate Affairs at Vale Base Metals; and Lana Eagle, Founder at Lana Eagle Consulting.
The second panel focused on “What is Human Rights Due Diligence in Mining” and brougth Simone Rocha, Senior Specialist in Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs at Proactiva Results as the moderator; along with the speakers, Kendyl Salcito, Executive Director at Nomogaia; and Fadwa Mohamadieh, CSR and Human Rights Specialist at Norsk Hydro Brasil.
The session also featured Rafael Benke, CEO and Founder at Proactiva Results and Chair of the BCCC ESG Committee, delivering the opening remarks; and Carolina Albernaz, CEO the BCCC, closing the event.