Rohitesh Dhawan

Rohitesh Dhawan

CEO ICMM

Rohitesh was appointed CEO of ICMM in April 2021. He is passionate about the transformative power of mining, particularly in emerging markets where he has spent two-thirds of his life. His career has been at the intersection of sustainability, resources and geopolitics and his prior roles have included Managing Director for Energy, Climate & Resources at Eurasia Group and Global Head of Sustainability for the Mining Sector at KPMG.

Ro is a Fellow and faculty member of the Africa Leadership Initiative, a Raisina fellow at the Asian Forum on Global Governance and a member of the Advisory Board of Concordia. He also serves on the expert panel on climate change for the UK government’s Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions (PACT) programme and has been named one of South Africa’s climate change leaders for his work with the country’s mining industry. He is also Chair of the Board of Trustees of the BecomingX Foundation which strives to create a world in which all young people can realise their full potential.

He holds a Masters of Science in Environmental Change & Management from the University of Oxford in the UK, and a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics from Rhodes University in South Africa. 


Time and date Venue Topic Speakers

Monday 09/05/2022

From 16:20 To 17:20

05/09/2022 16:20 05/09/2022 17:20 ESG Investing - Emerging from the Pandemic into a Better World?
  • Has mining's ESG-focused investment environment progressed in reality?
  • How has the pandemic shaped the investment environment for metals & minerals?
  • What criteria are investors focused on when choosing a mining operator?
  • What are the disruptors at play, and are millennial investors buying into mining's sustainable credentials?
Stage A

Stage A

"ESG Investing - Emerging from the Pandemic into a Better World?"

Abdullah bin in Mufter Al-Shamrani Arun Misra Mpho Makwana Neil Pereira Rohitesh Dhawan Samuel Mokorosi Shirley Webber

Tuesday 10/05/2022

From 09:35 To 10:35

05/10/2022 09:35 05/10/2022 10:35 Panel: What does ESG mean when applied to stakeholders’ engagement?
  • Examining the realities of Responsible Mining in the COP26 era.
  • 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 post-COP26 climate change & inequality: How is the sector responding to COP26 outcomes on emissions and how are communities responding to this? 
  • Reflecting on Mining and Communities: the new Community Leaders Network of Southern Africa (CLN) and their approach to building trust and long-term value creation for communities.
Westin Hotel Ballroom

Westin Hotel Ballroom

"Panel: What does ESG mean when applied to stakeholders’ engagement?"

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba Dr. Rodgers Lubilo Froydis Cameron-Johansson Garyn Rapson Nicholas Cotts Rohitesh Dhawan

Thursday 12/05/2022

From 09:10 To 09:30

05/12/2022 09:10 05/12/2022 09:30 Opening Keynote: Addressing the 'Trust Deficit' - Invite Only According to a 2020 report by the World Economic Forum, mining companies have acknowledged, for the second year running, that their single biggest risk is the trust deficit with local communities. 

What can be done to address this deficit and what is the role of an in-house legal function in doing so?
Roof Terrace

Roof Terrace

"Opening Keynote: Addressing the 'Trust Deficit' - Invite Only"

Rohitesh Dhawan
Time and date

Monday 09/05/2022

From 16:20 To 17:20

05/09/2022 16:20 05/09/2022 17:20 ESG Investing - Emerging from the Pandemic into a Better World?
  • Has mining's ESG-focused investment environment progressed in reality?
  • How has the pandemic shaped the investment environment for metals & minerals?
  • What criteria are investors focused on when choosing a mining operator?
  • What are the disruptors at play, and are millennial investors buying into mining's sustainable credentials?
Stage A
Venue

Stage A

Topic
Speakers

Time and date

Tuesday 10/05/2022

From 09:35 To 10:35

05/10/2022 09:35 05/10/2022 10:35 Panel: What does ESG mean when applied to stakeholders’ engagement?
  • Examining the realities of Responsible Mining in the COP26 era.
  • 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 post-COP26 climate change & inequality: How is the sector responding to COP26 outcomes on emissions and how are communities responding to this? 
  • Reflecting on Mining and Communities: the new Community Leaders Network of Southern Africa (CLN) and their approach to building trust and long-term value creation for communities.
Westin Hotel Ballroom
Venue

Westin Hotel Ballroom

Topic
Speakers

Time and date

Thursday 12/05/2022

From 09:10 To 09:30

05/12/2022 09:10 05/12/2022 09:30 Opening Keynote: Addressing the 'Trust Deficit' - Invite Only According to a 2020 report by the World Economic Forum, mining companies have acknowledged, for the second year running, that their single biggest risk is the trust deficit with local communities. 

What can be done to address this deficit and what is the role of an in-house legal function in doing so?
Roof Terrace
Venue

Roof Terrace

Topic
Speakers

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