Social Value Panel Discussion with Q&A

How should companies embed social responsibility into their core practices and processes and what do companies need to do to maintain their competitive advantage?


The landscape for all businesses, especially those in the resources industry, has shifted and the social license bar has been raised. While many resource companies have started taking real action few have incorporated social value fully into their organisational practice and business. For those businesses that do, there will be significant dividends in terms of a more enduring social license, new markets and innovation and a more engaged workforce.

We’ll bring together experts from across the industry to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing mining companies in this space. Which initiatives are worth investing in, and which are just hype? Vanessa Haberland, Austmine’s General Manager Membership will chair a panel discussion where our experts will give their views on the practical steps for miners to take to continue their social responsibility journey, remain competitive and also create social value for Australia.

Date: 25 May 2021
Time: 1.30pm-3.30pm
Location: Meeting Room 7, Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre
Price: Free with your conference pass


Chris Cornish, Strategic and Business Development, Downer

Associate Professor Wahidul K. Biswas, Sustainable Engineering Group, Curtin University

Steve McGill, Principal Carbon Management, BHP

Shaun Chau, Sustainability Managing Director, Accenture

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