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Nov 10, 2020

Urda Kassis Speaks on ESG Mining Risks and Financing Panel

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URDA KASSIS SPEAKS ON ESG MINING RISKS AND FINANCING PANEL

Partner Cynthia Urda Kassis (New York-Project Development & Finance) spoke  on the ESG Finance Panel at this year’s annual Colombia Gold Symposium. This year the Symposium was held virtually and the ESG Finance Panel was broadcast on November 10, 2020.  

Topics addressed included: (a) the role of ESG in investment decisions in the sector, in particular what is new as a result of the recent evolution of the focus on ESG broadly in the investment community (given that environmental, health and safety and social license matters have long been a focus of investors in the mining sector), (b) the current challenge of understanding investor expectations on ESG as a common agreement on the scope of “E”, “S” and “G” does not yet exist, nor does there exist agreed metrics for measurement, and (c) the opportunities which nonetheless arise from this new focus, such as the new sources of capital and investment instruments available and the benefits they can provide to mining companies and investors alike.

Authors and Contributors

Cynthia Urda Kassis

Partner

Project Development & Finance

+1 212 848 7969

+1 212 848 7969

New York