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About

We work with the mining industries stakeholders to understand and solve today’s challenges in sustainability and social responsibility through collaboration and innovation.

Sustainability is not a zero-sum game. It will lead the stock price of corporations and reward those who offer thought leadership in change through innovation and social practice through collaboration.

Join us to understand the challenge and work with us to develop solutions to advance society’s goal of a sustainable planet.

Watch the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Members.

Global Mining Sustainability (GMSu) is a dynamic communications platform integrating the mining industry and society towards common sustainable goals.

GMSu fills a need in the mining industry to better integrate into mainstream social culture and practice.

  • GMSu offers all stakeholders an opportunity to present issues, discuss positions, and work towards solutions in a transparent environment
  • GMSu uses sustainability themes as developed by the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Goals (SDG) 2030
  • GMSu promotes and disseminates training, projects management, multi-disciplinary skills access, networking, news, and other service to advance it’s goals
  • An interactive information hub on issues that affect the sustainability of the mining industry within society
  • A communications forum to present, discuss and move forward information and ideas towards solutions
  • A facilitator of disparate positions and ideas to effectively move thinking and concepts towards common understanding
  • An impartial advocate for fair play and conciliation of visions and positions
  • A sponsor for causes that improve societies potential for advancement of human kind
  • A developer of solutions that meet common society goals towards sustainability

Communications hub

Knowledge dissemination through blogging efforts by thought leaders in mining and all other disciplines that can add value to improve the performance of the mining industry within society

Service solutions

Consulting, training, webinars, courses, other knowledge and information transfer.

Products portal that can add value to the enhancement of knowledge towards solutions. We offer access to the latest solutions and developments and visions towards sustainable mining practice.

Management services to baseline mining practice and process and offer solutions towards a path of improved sustainability performance.

We bring together world-class domain experts in sustainability, social responsibility and innovation to solve today’s mining industry challenges.

Directors

Siegfried Arce

Siegfried is a geologist, mining engineer and consultant with 40 years of experience in the Peruvian base metals mining industry. His work has also involved the power, oil & gas, petrochemical, transportation and government sectors.

As a geologist his experience includes mapping, exploration, remediation, design and geotechnical instrumentation in planning, construction, and monitoring, including evaluation and remediation.

As a mining engineer his experience includes waste and tailings management, surface and ground water resources, exploration and hydro geology investigations, in project management feasibility studies conceptual design, environmental studies, permitting and engineering, and construction and procurement.

Siegfried is principle in a Consulting company involved in environmental remediation. He is presently writing a book on The History of Mining in Peru.

Dr. Kirk McDaniel

Kirk is a Subject Matter Expert in the fields of mining operations, mine safety, risk management and training. He has a global perspective in the architecture of innovation, strategic planning, process improvement and risk management. Kirk’s true passion however is his overriding commitment to safety and the environment. He carries a PhD in Mine and Earth Systems Engineering and Accreditation as a Certified Mine Safety Professional (CMSP) with experience and credentials in the US and internationally. Kirk’s work history includes concepts in the Sustainable Mine of the Future and also a senior position in Freeport McMoRan’s Mine Technology Group and Principal Advisor Underground Mining with Rio Tinto Technology & Innovation.

Alex Atkins

Alex’s purpose is to promote value-creative cultures & prevent value-destructive events in mining.

Alex holds 2 BEng Degrees from the University of Queensland and WA School of Mines qualifying her as a Mining Engineer, Geotechnical Engineer & Geologist. She holds First Class Mine Manager’s Certificates for WA & Queensland, has an MBA(Finance), is a graduate of AICD and Chartered Professional Fellow of The AusIMM.

Alex has 25+ years’ experience through the full mining value chain in roles that find, design & run mines, regulate mines & in the Big4’s auditing mining companies.

Alex is a Non-executive Director of Ausdrill Ltd (ASX:ASL) & Founder of her own consultancy.

Suzanne Mondoux

Author – Adventure Fiction, Biodiversity, Africa

Suzanne Mondoux brings a powerful skill set to the pursuit of shielding wildlife and the environment with a passion about the well-being of animals. Her career locations include Mauritania, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Guinea, and Mali as a Biodiversity Manager, Environmental Manager and Project Director where she directs sustainable exploration and extraction in areas inhabited by elephants, gorillas, chimpanzees and many other fauna and flora.

She has a MSc in Environment and Management, a Certificate in Community Base Resource Management, and a Technical Degree in Renewable Resources – Fish, Wildlife and Recreation.

Mondoux’ creative alter ego is as an accomplished writer of adventure fiction… How I Became a Dragon, Tragedy of the Moth, The Adventures of Anuk: the first leap and I Believe; https://suzannemondoux.com/

Paula Bernardino

Paula has an expertise in strategic corporate communications and public relations specializing in Corporate Responsibility. She has been responsible for the implementation and management of a company’s corporate responsibility strategy and engagement in Canada. Throughout the years, she has developed, implemented and supervised national corporate social responsibility programs and negotiated and managed corporate social responsibility partnerships.

She obtained a certificate in Business Sustainability Management from Cambridge University and training in the Climate Reality Leadership Corps by the Climate Reality Project.
Paula is a certified CSR Practitioner from the Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE), approved by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Roy Jakola

Roy remembers his fondest badge in the mining industry working as a jack leg driller in underground mining in the Sudbury region. He has worked for both of the top two underground mobile equipment manufacturers in marketing management positions. Along the way he worked for a space robotics company transferring IP from space to terrestrial applications including mining, nuclear, high voltage power, marine and autonomous mobile applications. He has started seven SME’s along the way with organizations in all corners of the world, innovating technologies and managing them through life cycle including novel green initiatives that can make a difference in sustainability. Roy’s passion is new technologies and he spends his time looking for the next disruptive change for the mining industry.

Brian Wawn

Brian operates Resources Monitor assisting companies servicing the mining, and oil & gas industries in the Australia and Asia region. Brian is a former Australian diplomat, having served extensively on Australian international missions.

He has also served as a director of several companies in the construction industry in Australia and Southeast Asia. Brian is the author of the book, The Economies of the ASEAN Countries (published by Macmillan, London).

Ivana Silva-Santisteban

Ivana is a social anthropologist and consultant with more than 10 years of experience in the Peruvian mining sector. Recent experience include positions in which she integrated social responsibility and sustainable development into corporate governance, policies, strategic planning and internal processes.

In this role, she designed and delivered entrepreneurship programmes, shared value projects and corporate volunteer plans. She also works finding solutions for social challenges in complex environments and facilitating multi-stakeholder processes, with emphasis on local leadership and co-creation.

Ivana is a facilitator, with experience coaching groups and individuals throughout innovative processes that includes methodologies like Design Thinking and Social Presencing Theater.

Dr. Shrikar Dole

Dr. Shrikar Dole is Founder & CEO of SDG Foundation in Mumbai India and a passionate advocate of partnering with business and society while recognizing the SDG framework using Circular Economy practices. Dr. Dole has developed many projects and programs in the area of sustainability with a network of global experts, Universities and Institutions. He has experience in corporate sustainability, low carbon productivity, Circular Economy, Clean Technology, and Green skills, to find solutions for complex climate change challenges for Sustainable Development.

He is a Mentor for Startups at Circular Economy Club as well as Startupbootcamp, Australia. He was also a reviewer for the 2018 Innovation Challenge organized by Launch Circular. He has been closely associated in formulation of sustainability policies in various capacities both with private sector and government agencies. He is a well-known speaker on international trade, clean technologies and sustainability in various forums. He is an ex-Air Force Fighter Pilot and has a Doctorate in International Trade/Relations.

Robert W. Crowley

Robert, originally a forester, has over 30 years of experience in developing watershed management and Integrated Water and Soil Management projects and in Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility within the Mining Sector. Robert resides in the Dominican Republic and has provided consulting services and training in over 22 countries in challenging social, political and environmental situations. He is currently team leader for Water Security and Governance of the Dominican National Water Board. His company, RWC Technologies S.R.L., dedicated to carbon and water neutral production solutions, political, environmental and social risk assessment, and project design. Robert believes that mining companies are well positioned with expertise and capital to deliver returns to investors and protect the water, soils, air, biodiversity air as well as the people upon whom we depend.

Hannah Bendig

Hannah Bendig is in Materials Science Engineering at the University of Toronto. She is the 10th President of the Sustainable Engineers Association (SEA) U of T, which is a student run sustainability organization. The mission of SEA is to empower students to create sustainable change in our community by acting as a platform to connect them with people, businesses, and organizations who can help them achieve their goals. The members of SEA believe sustainability requires collaboration and teamwork from all areas of industry from mining to banking, and everything in between, in order to create a better world.

Michael Proulx

Michael is an internationally experienced investment banker with 20+ years of expertise in debt, capital and derivative markets who is drawn to social responsibility, sustainability and impact. He provides strategic consultations on capital risk management assessment and analyses, client acquisition and relationship management focused on the alignment of values and objectives that deliver enduring financial results. Michael holds a Master of Global Affairs (MGA) and Certificates in Natural Resources for Sustainable Development and Transforming Development.

He is a ‘conflict risk management’ consultant for the extractive sector – a holistic risk management perspective linking conflict de-escalation, prevention and/or transformation with sustainability.

Rachel Aron

Rachel A. Aron is a Principal Social Development Specialist at the African Development Bank Group. She has a Master of Arts in International Development (specializations: community development and gender) from American University, Washington, DC, United States. She is fluent in French.

Rachel has immense experience in identifying, analyzing, managing, and monitoring and evaluating social considerations in programmatic and policy interventions. She has conducted social due diligence for private sector and public sector projects and programs covering diverse sectors, including mining, in all regions of Africa, including in fragile and post-conflict countries. She has regularly presented at regional and international development forums. Her professional expertise over the years has been gained primarily at international organizations and at civil society organizations.

Dzviti Lamack

Lamack is passionate about ‘the material incorporation of sustainability’ in those sectors that have been traditionally labelled as being incompatible with the sustainable development agenda. Having worked on mining projects and operations for over 12 years before venturing into consultancy, Lamack has been involved in the development, implementation, monitoring and continual improvement of beyond-legal-compliance corporate initiatives that enhance the contribution of mining to sustainability. Holder of an MSc Sustainability & Environmental Management (Staffordshire University, UK: Distinction); BSc (Hons) Environmental Science (Zim); Certificate in Mining & Minerals Business Technology (University of Johannesburg, SA) , A3 Level Safety Health & Environmental Risk Management Certificate (Anglo American & University of Pretoria, SA); Environmental and Social Risk Management Certificate (World Bank Academy). Lamack has recently participated in a Masterclass on Mining in the 21st Century (University of Queensland, SMI).

Chilenye Nwapi, PhD

Chilenye is an extractive sector policy, governance and regulation expert. He is Legal Adviser in the Trade, Oceans and Natural Resources Directorate of the Commonwealth Secretariat, London, UK, where he provides technical assistance to governments in Commonwealth countries on mining and petroleum policy, economic and legal reforms. This role builds on his broader international development consulting practice, where he has worked on donor-funded technical assistance projects providing capacity building to national governments and their agencies on extractive sector governance and regulation.

Chilenye also serves as Co-Head of Research, International Women in Mining. He holds a PhD from the University of British Columbia, Canada, specializing in resource extraction, business and human rights. Research excellence is closely tied to the improvement of society and this has been a profound driver of his work in the international development arena.

Ian A. Horne

Ian is an Environment and Indigenous and Community Relations Professional who has worked in mining and resource extraction for 40 years. He worked in senior environmental and Indigenous and community relations roles with BHP Minerals, TVX Gold, KGHM International and Greenstone Gold Mines and as an environmental consultant. Ian has taught a course titled Environmental Management for Mining at the University of Toronto, Department of Civil and Mining Engineering, since 2001.

Ian’s experience spans the life cycle of mining projects from impact assessment for exploration and project development to managing environmental affairs during operation and closure. He participated in negotiating and implementing long-term relationship agreements with 7 Ontario First Nations and the Metis Nation of Ontario.

Nanni Albonico de Rojas

Nanni is Founding Partner, General Manager (2004-2012) and Manager of Business Development (2012 – actually) at INERCO Consultoría Perú S.A.C.

She is a lawyer graduated from the Universities of Geneva and Zurich (Switzerland), has a Doctorate in International Law and extensive professional experience in the private banking and insurance sector.

She also worked during many years for the United Nations in Ecuador, El Salvador, Mozambique and Peru, where she launched the national network of UN GLOBAL COMPACT.

Later, she completed a Master’s Degree in Social Management from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and specialized in environmental, social and community relations management in the mining, oil & gas, infrastructure (road, ports and airports), electricity and industrial sectors.

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