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Ryerson CSR Institute talk: CSR in the Boardroom

Ryerson University Institute for the Study of Corporate Social Responsibility

Thursday, 20 November 2014 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (EST)

Ryerson CSR Institute talk: CSR in the Boardroom

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Ryerson University’s Institute for the Study of Corporate Social Responsibility is pleased to present a panel discussion on CSR in the Mining Boardroom. Our panelists are Don Bubar (President and CEO of Avalon Rare Minerals), John Clarke (President and CEO of Banro), Alan Coutts (President and CEO of Noront Resources), Raphael Girard (on the Board of Directors of Centerra Gold) and ), and Dee Marcoux (Chair of the Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability Board Committee of Sherritt International). CSR vies for attention with many other competing priorities that are addressed in boardroom decision-making, in an ever-changing operating environment.  The purpose of the panel discussion is to shed some light on CSR Board-level decision making -- e.g., in terms of how Board-level decision making is structured through committees, allocation of Board responsibilities, how CSR priorities are balanced against other operational and strategic priorities, as well as CEO/director-level perspectives on CSR challenges, opportunities, trends, etc.. 

This event will take place on Thursday, November 20 from 12-2 pm, in TRS 3-109 (9th floor), in Ryerson University's Ted Rogers School of Management (55 Dundas Street West). The event is co-sponsored by the Ryerson CSR Student Association, the Ryerson Commerce and Government Association, the Ryerson MBA Mining Stream, and the Chang School Mining Management Certificate.  There is no admission for this event, but seating is limited, and you must register in advance at http://ryerson-csr-institute-CSR-in-Boardroom.eventbrite.ca 

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About the Panelists 

Don Bubar – President and CEO, Avalon Rare  Minerals.  Don Bubar is a geologist with over 35 years’ experience in mineral exploration in Canada. Mr. Bubar is a graduate of McGill University (B.Sc., 1977) and Queen’s University (M.Sc., 1981). From 1984 to 1994, he worked for Aur Resources Inc. as Exploration Manager and later VP, Exploration. Mr. Bubar has been President and CEO of Avalon Rare Metals Inc. since 1995. He served as a Director of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) for nine years and chaired its Aboriginal Affairs Committee from its creation in December, 2004, until retiring from the PDAC Board in March 2013. He now serves on the Board and the Executive Committee of the NWT and Nunavut Chamber of Mines. 

John Clarke -- President & CEO, Director Banro Corporation, a gold producer/developer operating two mines and an extensive exploration portfolio in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.  Dr. Clarke is also a non-executive director and Chairman of Great Quest Fertilizer Ltd an explorer/developer with phosphate deposits in Mali, West Africa, and an Africa wide focus on fertilizer development opportunities.  Most recently, served as the CEO of Nevsun Resources Limited, which successfully brought the Bisha Mine into production in Eritrea. Prior to joining Nevsun in 1997, Dr. Clarke was an Executive Director of Ashanti Goldfields Company Limited of Ghana, where he helped establish Ashanti's gold exploration program throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Clarke holds a Ph.D. in metallurgy from Cambridge University and M.B.A. from the University of Middlesex. His career has spanned mining and smelting operations from research through to commissioning, line production, general management and executive management. 

Alan Coutts – President and CEO, Noront Resources -- Mr. Coutts is a mining executive with over 25 years of experience in all aspects of exploration, feasibility, construction and production of mineral deposits. He has worked both domestically and abroad in a variety of roles and across multiple commodities. Most recently, he was the Managing Director of Xstrata Nickel Australasia based in Perth, Australia. He was General Manager at the Brunswick Mine, Canada before relocating to Australia. Previous to that, Mr. Coutts occupied roles that included General Manager, Manager of Mining, Chief Geologist and Regional Exploration Manager, mostly with Falconbridge. Mr. Coutts holds an Honours degree in Geology from the University of Alberta and has Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo) status in the province of Ontario. He is currently the President and CEO of Noront Resources, a junior mining company leading development in Ontario’s Ring of Fire. 

Raphael Girard—Director, Board of Directors, Centerra Gold.  Raphael is a former Ambassador and currently a Director of Centerra Gold.  He was their first Chair for Corporate Social Responsibility.  During his diplomatic career he specialized in refugee policy, humanitarian aid and development. He was on the Board of Gabriel  Resources from 2005 to 2010. 

Dee (Edythe) Marcoux – Director, Board of Directors, Sherritt International, and Chair of the Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability Committee of Sherritt’s Board of Directors. Dee has extensive experience in the extractive industry, having served as director on the boards of SNC Lavalin (until May 2013), OPTI Canada Inc. (until November 2011) and Placer Dome (until January 2006). In addition, Dee has extensive operational experience, having worked for: CS Resources as President (1996-1997); Gulf, as President of Heavy Oil (1997-1998); Suncor (1991-1996) as Executive Vice – President of Oil Sands Group; Ontario Hydro (1990-1991) in supply and services; PetroCanada (1983-1990) in business development and refinery management; and Imperial Oil Ltd. (1976-1983) in process and project engineering, logistics and finance

Event Details at a Glance:

Title:  CSR in the Mining Boardroom:  A Panel Discussion with CEOs/Board Members   

Location:  Ryerson University School of Management, 55 Dundas, Rm. TRS 3-109 (ninth floor)

Date/Time:  Thursday, Nov. 20, from 12 noon to 2 pm.   

To register  http://ryerson-csr-institute-CSR-in-Boardroom.eventbrite.ca

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For further information concerning the Ryerson University CSR Institute, go to: - http://www.ryerson.ca/csrinstitute/

 Or contact Dr. Kernaghan Webb - kernaghan.webb@ryerson.ca

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

Thursday, 20 November 2014 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (EST)


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