Can Resource Prosperity be Shared?

Consistently delivering shared prosperity and sustainable growth from resource extraction remains elusive. Central governments, multi – national corporations, NGOs and local communities all over the world have considerable hopes, expectations, and fears about the immediate and long-term consequences of mining, gas, and oil in their regions. Discussed as the resource curse, social investment, national development, and more – the extractives industries hold a particularly large share of the hopes for facilitating economic transformation and the responsibilities of protecting environmental sustainability. Sharing resource prosperity is not only about managing the revenues of major extractive projects, but also managing the impacts and opportunities in the larger social and environmental systems from which they draw resources such as water and labour.

This project asks key questions such as the following which will be discussed with the panel:

How can social investments achieve and sustain impacts at scale?
Can we reduce groundwater risks for growth and development?
Can we reduce environmental damage through smarter analysis?

Ross Hamilton – Director, Environment and Climate Change, International Council on Mining and Metals
Richard Morgan – Head of Government Relations, AngloAmerican
Ed O’Keefe – Director, Synergy Global Consulting Ltd.
Dr. Robert Hope – Associate Professor, Oxford University, UK, Director, Water Security Initiative, School of Geography and the Environment, Director Water Programme at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. Programme Director, REACH

Moderator: Dr. Caitlin McElroy, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment

Open to all. To confirm your place, please RSVP to Elaine Craig by 26 October 2015.