Jeff Geipel is the founder and managing director for the Mining Shared Value initiative at Engineers Without Borders Canada. This non-profit initiative works to improve the development impacts of mineral extraction in host countries through increasing local procurement by the global mining industry. Through this work Jeff co-created the Mining Local Procurement Reporting Mechanism (LPRM) in partnership with the German development agency GIZ. The Mining LPRM is a publicly available set of disclosures to increase and harmonise how companies share information on local procurement, now in use by twelve global mining companies. Mining Shared Value also has carried out projects with the World Bank, African Development Bank, Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development, and the Government of Canada. Jeff also leads Mining Shared Value’s direct advising of mining companies on their local procurement strategies and programming.
Before Engineers Without Borders Jeff was the founder and first executive director of Fair Trade Vancouver, which became a model for municipal-based fair trade organizations across Canada. Originally from Vancouver, Jeff holds a master’s degree in international development from the London School of Economics in the United Kingdom. Jeff’s work and articles have been featured by the Guardian, Devex, the Globe and Mail, National Post, Next Billion, Mining Magazine, Mining Weekly and Hill Times Magazine. Jeff currently resides in London.
- How localisation, reskilling and reindustrialisation are pivotal to “pandemic” proofing the mining supply chain
- Examining job creation withing the mining supply chain
- Technology’s role in addressing unemployment
Wednesday 08 February 10:55 - 12:00 InfraTech Auditorium