Partnering with public, private and third sector actors to shape more sustainable minerals sectors for business, society and environment for 20+ years, Estelle was doing ‘ESG’ before it was called ‘ESG’! She is a proud WIM100 Global Inspirational Woman, and member of the Indaba Sustainability Committee
At Indaba, she is looking to connect with organisations with an interest in responsible sourcing, ASM sector development, facilitating trade of sustainable minerals, and pioneering human rights-led environmental regeneration and climate-smart mining.
Estelle’s diverse expertise builds upon her multidisciplinary training in sustainable development, her engagement with the full spectrum of interests at play in the minerals system, and her experience as a company owner and director. In 2022 she oversaw advisory projects for clients in British venture capital, West African gold mining, European battery manufacturing, and Indian jewellery; she also led the authorship of the OECD Handbook for Supply Chain Due Diligence in Minerals Supply Chains, the World Bank’s Bolt-on Standard for Forest-Smart Artisanal and Small-scale Mining, and the Human Rights and Child Labour Indices for the Global Battery Alliance’s Battery Passport.
Levin Sources are experts in delivering successful projects for global clients, including over 120 change-making projects in Africa since 2010 with governments, development finance institutions, miners, investors, mineral processors, OEMs, and collaborative initiatives. Together, we shape a sustainable minerals sector that builds enduring value for society and nature by upholding human rights, conducting business responsibly and facilitating good governance.
In November 2022, the World Bank launched the drafting of an ASM Position Paper to inform, structure and communicate the areas for World Bank engagement mineral-rich countries where ASM is an important activity. The first phase of this multi-phase research was an extensive literature and project review, spanning the period 1990 to the present day.
The World Bank will share preliminary findings from Phase 1 of this research project during the event and seek views of the audience on specific topics.
Expect a highly interactive session with mobile phone polling, group work, and an open mic.
Monday 06 February 14:30 - 16:30 Westin Stage 2
- How can accountability frameworks improve governance of the mining sector and promote sustainable development?
- Collaboration with society and managing both shareholder and community expectations is crucial to addressing sustainability and ensuring systemic change.
- Governments need to play their role in delivering services to local communities – how can governments and companies work more collaboratively to support local communities?
- Mining companies need to understand the local context – what more could companies be doing to engage communities and ensure their rights are respected
Tuesday 07 February 14:15 - 15:00 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
Decarbonisation and circularity have become significant drivers of strategy for mining companies as they seek to reduce scope 3 emissions and take opportunities that this transition presents.
Wednesday 08 February 13:50 - 14:40 Main Stage
The panel will gather representatives from Africa, the European Union, financial institutions and the private sector. It will create a space for dialogue to identify practical ways of building mutually beneficial, sustainable partnerships together.
Panel 2 – Practical tools to promote EU sustainable investments
What instruments are available to promote the investment climate of producing countries?
What are the factors that influence private sector’s investments decisions?
Wednesday 08 February 15:00 - 16:00 Level 1 Stage
Level 1 Stage Europe/London