AME Webinar: ESG in Mineral Exploration
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices and disclosures have become an increasing factor that guide investment decisions in all industry sectors. Not only with ‘socially conscious’ investors, but with investment firms and funds of all sizes. The ESG integration in investment decision making has been evolving quickly and there are many different approaches on how to manage and communicate a company’s ESG performance. A number of rating systems have also been developed to measure ESG performance, but they are often inconsistent with each other and directed at large corporations, such as mining companies, rather than smaller exploration companies.
This webinar will provide an overview of the ESG landscape, why it is important, the trends and current standards and rating system. It will also outline the practices that many mineral exploration companies are already doing that fall into the ESG realm and provide tips and suggestions on how junior companies can enhance their ESG practices and manage and effectively communicate those practices to the investment community.
The webinar will be presented by Ani Markova an accomplished portfolio manager focused on the global mining sector and commodity markets, and Michelle Tanguay an experienced industry professional who advises exploration companies on how to meet current market expectations related to ESG.
Date: Tuesday, May 26 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: Zoom! An access link will be sent out 24hrs before the event.
10:00 – 10:10 – Welcome and Introductions
10:10 – 10:30 – Presentation by Ani Markova
10:30 – 10:50 – Presentation by Michelle Tanguay
10:50 to 11:30 – Moderated Q&A
Join Ani Markova and Michelle Tanguay as they provide an overview of the ESG landscape, why it is important, the trends, standards and rating system.
This event is free for members! Non-Members fee is $50.
About the Presenters
Ani Markova, MBA, CFA, CDI.D
Ms. Markova is an award-winning portfolio manager and has spent more than 15 years investing in the global mining sector and commodity markets while at AGF Investments Inc. Throughout her investment career, she has been engaged with Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) topics and integration of such factors in investment decision-making processes. She has been an advocate for ESG material factors disclosures for corporate risk and opportunities management. Ms. Markova is currently an independent director of SilverCrest Metals Inc. and Golden Star Resources.
Ms.Tanguay has worked in the mineral industry for twenty-five years, and in that time, has participated in the entire mineral extraction life cycle. Her understanding of the existing complex business, regulatory and social license requirements associated with mineral exploration provides an industry-specific enhanced perspective of Environmental, Social and Governance disclosures. She advises on the needed effort and communications required by exploration companies to meet current market expectations relating to Environmental, Social and Governance.