Digby Wells Environmental Executive Sustainability Services, Sarah Cooper collaborated with industry experts including Senior Executive for Sustainability and ESG at Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited Melanie Naidoo-Vermaak, COO at the Industrial Development CorporationJoanne BateRavi Naidoo, CEO of the Youth Employment Service (YES) South AfricaNigel Beck, Head of Sustainable Finance and ESG at RMB – Rand Merchant Bank, in the Creamer Media ESG in Mining webinar.
Together, they deliberated on the observation that mining companies were not only formulating ESG strategies, but investors and banks were also incorporating these factors into their financing decisions with the aim of fostering positive societal changes.

With over 17 years’ experience in the sector Sarah Cooper specialises in the development and implementation of pragmatic ESG strategies to meet current needs and set a path for future ambitions. Sarah Cooper has served on the World Gold Council’s ESG taskforce, and the International Mining and Metals Council’s Working Groups for Climate change and Responsible Sourcing. 

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