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Banro's approach to CSR and Community Development in the Congo

Ryerson University Institute for the Study of Corporate Social Responsibility

Tuesday, 19 November 2013 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EST)

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 Ryerson University's Institute for the Study of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), together with co-sponsors the Ryerson CSR Student Association and Ryerson University's Chang School of Continuing Education Mining Certificate Program, is pleased to present a talk on Canadian-based mining company Banro's approach to CSR and Community Development in the Congo, by Mr. Martin Jones, Chairman of the Banro Foundation.  The talk will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm, at Ryerson University's Ted Rogers School of Management, 55 Dundas St. West, in Room TRS 3-099 (on the ninth floor).  There is no admission, but please register here: 

 http://ryersoncsr-institute-debeerscda-community.eventbrite.ca (this URL is for the Banro talk, as explained immediate below) 

 This talk is part of a series where companies and non-governmental organizations are given an opportunity to present and engage in constructive engagement concerning their environmental, social and economic-oriented activities and approaches. Originally, a talk by Dr. Jonathan Fowler concerning the de Beers Canada approach to CSR and community engagement was scheduled for the Tuesday, Nov. 19 time slot, but Dr. Fowler has been called away by his employer to attend to some activities "up North," and so Dr. Fowler's talk re: de Beers Canada will be re-scheduled for the following week of November 25 (stay tuned!).  Our apologies for the shift, and my thanks to Martin Jones and Banro for agreeing to step in with a presentation on Banro's CSR approach on short notice.       

About Banro's Approach to CSR & Community Development in the Congo

 In this talk, Mr. Jones describes Banro’s evolving approach to CSR and community development in the challenging operating environment of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).  Banro's commitment to corporate social responsibility is reported as involving many facets, including the building of positive and supportive relations with local communities, the creation of capacity-building jobs for Congolese citizens, environmental protection, workplace safety, the purchase of goods and services locally and the Banro Foundation, which promotes local social and economic development. The Company has indicated that it is committed to and compliant with the IFC Environmental and Social Performance Standards, the World Gold Council (WGC) conflict-free gold standards, the standards and guidelines of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and the Standards of the International Conference of the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR). Banro has also indicated that it is fully supportive of the introduction of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative in the DRC. Through its compliance with the standards and guidelines of the WCG, the OECD and the ICGLR, Banro has reported that it is aligned with all EITI essential principles. Banro has also indicated that it is currently implementing the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights with the assistance of a third party auditor. 

 About Martin Jones

 Martin Jones joined Banro in 2004 as Vice President, Corporate Development, following a career as a consultant in corporate communications. In 2007, he took over management of the Company's registered charity, the Banro Foundation. In 2011 he became its Chairman. The Banro Foundation has been formally recognized in the DRC and Canada for its contributions to social and economic reconstruction in the DRC. 

  Date - Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Time - 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

VenueRyerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management
Address - 55 Dundas West 
RoomRoom TRS 3-099.
Cost - No admission, but please register early as seats are limited. 

For further information - 
http://ryerson.ca/csrinstitute/
Or contact Dr. Kernaghan Webb - kernaghan.webb@ryerson.ca 

Have questions about Banro's approach to CSR and Community Development in the Congo? Contact Ryerson University Institute for the Study of Corporate Social Responsibility

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Ryerson University Ted Rogers School of Management
55 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON M5G
Canada

Tuesday, 19 November 2013 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EST)


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