Driving sustainable investment in African Mining

Daniel Litvin

Senior Advisor to the Executive Committee, ERM and Founder, Critical Resource ERM, Critical Resource

Daniel Litvin is Senior Advisor to the Executive Committee of ERM, the world’s largest consulting firm focused solely on sustainability. 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 geopolitical, ‘ESG’ and license-to-operate 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 on “business in society” issues. He is the author of ‘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 on human rights and other sustainability topics. He started his career at ‘The Economist’, where he was the magazine’s environment and resources correspondent.

Daniel holds an MSc in anthropology and development from the LSE, and a BA in philosophy, politics and economics from Oxford.


2024 Agenda Sessions

Tackling sustainability amongst a geopolitically divided world

•    What are the big-picture trends and developments that will shape how companies and governments in Africa tackle sustainability challenges in the year ahead?
•    West vs the rest. 
•    Africa’s growing power in the quest for “critical minerals” and resources nationalism. 
•    Is increased demand for resources a threat or opportunity for sustainability in Africa?
•    Demand for minerals and metals amid growing geopolitical conflict.

Tuesday 06 February 10:10 - 10:55 Stewards Stage

Sustainability Series

Add to calendar 02/06/2024 10:10 02/06/2024 10:55 Tackling sustainability amongst a geopolitically divided world •    What are the big-picture trends and developments that will shape how companies and governments in Africa tackle sustainability challenges in the year ahead?
•    West vs the rest. 
•    Africa’s growing power in the quest for “critical minerals” and resources nationalism. 
•    Is increased demand for resources a threat or opportunity for sustainability in Africa?
•    Demand for minerals and metals amid growing geopolitical conflict.
Stewards Stage Africa/Johannesburg