COI Panel Meeting Report: March 2020

Meeting of the Community of Interest Advisory Panel Summary Report, March 3-4, 2020, Toronto, ON

The Community of Interest (COI) Advisory Panel (“the Panel”) is an independent multi-interest group that monitors the Mining Association of Canada’s (MAC) Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) initiative’s progress and serves as an external source of knowledge and experience. This executive summary provides a brief account of the meeting held in Toronto on the evening of March 3rd and the full day on March 4th, 2020.

Panel members shared the following issues of importance to the COI they represent:

  • Climate change, including issues related to critical minerals
  • Indigenous employment
  • Effectiveness of community engagement
  • United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
  • Public trust and discourse
  • Women in mining
  • Biodiversity
  • Social finance
  • Tax justice
  • The Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise

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