Daniel Litvin is Senior Advisor to the Executive Committee of ERM, the world’s largest pure-play sustainability consulting firm. He is also the Founder of Critical Resource, which he grew to be a leading advisor to energy and mining firms and their investors on ‘ESG’, license-to-operate, and geo-political risks. Critical Resource was acquired by ERM in 2020. Daniel is currently also a Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics Grantham Institute on Climate Change.
Prior to founding Critical Resource, Daniel was a consultant and advisor to leadership at McKinsey & Company on “business in society” issues. He is author of the book ‘Empires of Profit: Commerce, Conquest and Corporate Responsibility’, a history of the political challenges facing big corporations, from the East India Company onwards.
Daniel has also been a Senior Research Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) in London, specializing in the geopolitics of energy. Daniel was also policy advisor to Rio Tinto, where he worked with senior management on human rights and other sustainability topics. He started his career at The Economist, where he worked as the magazine’s environment and resources correspondent, jointly winning the Wincott Award for young financial journalist of the year.
Daniel holds an MSc in anthropology and development from the LSE, and a BA in philosophy, politics and economics from Oxford.
- Updates and insights on the Mining and Faith Reflections Initiative (MFRI): Examining the outcomes, and what this means for Africa’s mining communities up to 2025?
- Focusing on COP 27 climate change & inequality: How is the sector responding to COP 27 priorities on emissions and how are communities responding to this?
- Reflecting on Mining and Communities: building trust and long-term value creation for communities.
Tuesday 07 February 09:35 - 10:35 Roof Terrace
Sustainable Development Day
ESG Awards is designed for junior mining companies to recognise their achievements and positive impacts relating to sustainable development. Junior miners submit their projects to be evaluated by the Mining Indaba ESG committee. Winners will be announced and briefly present their projects on stage.
Tuesday 07 February 15:45 - 17:10 Expo Stage
Junior ESG Forum and Awards