Richard Dion

Richard Dion

Senior Advisor, CONNEX Support Unit GIZ GmbH

Richard Dion joined the Connex Support Unit in January 2021, bringing significant business development, communications and fundraising experience and expertise to the team.

Richard started his career at UNDP in Kazakhstan, managing the international response to the Soviet nuclear legacy’s impact on local communities. Subsequently he joined Royal Dutch/Shell plc for over a decade, initially working with the new business development team in Central Asia and then managing the company’s human rights and revenue transparency policies.

Dion further consulted for the public sector, private firms and foundations and equally led a non-profit focusing on bridges. An American citizen, he is a UCLA graduate and completed Masters studies in Urban Management and Governance and Russian politics.


Time and date Venue Topic Speakers

Wednesday 11/05/2022

From 11:45 To 12:45

05/11/2022 11:45 05/11/2022 12:45 Panel: Managing ESG Risks in the African Context Embedding rigour, data & transparency for successful resources growth.
 
  • How governments and financial institutions are preparing for the assessment of climate transition and physical risks across their investment and lending activities.
  • The role of climate scenarios in stress testing, as well as, methodological and data gaps.
  • The implications for industry stakeholders when they ignore mining companies’ ESG context during their assessments.
  • Whether a purely data-led approach is enough when trying to understand mining companies’ ESG risks/opportunities.
Westin Hotel Ballroom

Westin Hotel Ballroom

"Panel: Managing ESG Risks in the African Context"

Antony Phillipson Froydis Cameron-Johansson Richard Dion Roger Vutsoro Sven Renner Tawanda Madondo
Time and date

Wednesday 11/05/2022

From 11:45 To 12:45

05/11/2022 11:45 05/11/2022 12:45 Panel: Managing ESG Risks in the African Context Embedding rigour, data & transparency for successful resources growth.
 
  • How governments and financial institutions are preparing for the assessment of climate transition and physical risks across their investment and lending activities.
  • The role of climate scenarios in stress testing, as well as, methodological and data gaps.
  • The implications for industry stakeholders when they ignore mining companies’ ESG context during their assessments.
  • Whether a purely data-led approach is enough when trying to understand mining companies’ ESG risks/opportunities.
Westin Hotel Ballroom
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Westin Hotel Ballroom

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