How Mining Can Help Bring Clean Energy Access to the Developing World

By: Caitlin Bonney, Jessie Lund, and Patrick Molloy of Rocky Mountain Institute, which is partnering with DPI in a Future Energy for Mines and Communities initiative. It is no secret that the mine of the future must be vastly different than the mine of the past. With increasing fuel prices and social pressures, decreasing ore grades, and more complex energy challenges, mining …

Reflections from PDAC’s Mines Ministers Summit: Building Trust through Shared Purpose

This year at PDAC, DPI was asked to write a briefing paper for the WEF’s Mines Ministers Summit. The theme was Trust: Between host governments, mining companies, and communities in the mining sector. The focus was on the importance of trust-building between all stakeholders in resource-rich countries, and during the session, ministers from more than 25 countries discussed the ways in …

DPI Session at PDAC 2018

The DPI is excited to share that we will open the CSR Series at this year’s PDAC International Convention. On Sunday, March 4th at 9:00am, please join us for It starts with juniors: catalysts for regional development. The session will highlight the necessity of junior exploration companies to development and sustainability. Juniors create the first impression with local communities and …

DPI Speaks at Mining INDABA

The DPI is excited to share that we will be part of a special panel session at this year’s MINING INDABA Conference. On Tuesday, February 6th at 2:00pm, please join us for A Better Way: Mining, Sustainable Development & Optimisation. Other panelists include: Raziel Zisman, Executive Chairman, Alicanto Mining, and Director and Member of the International Affairs Committee, PDAC Gerald Whittle, …

DPI Announces Wendy Tyrrell as New Executive Director

October 3, 2017 – The Development Partner Institute (DPI) is pleased to announce that Wendy Tyrrell will be taking on the role of Executive Director. With over 25 years of experience spanning extractive industries, manufacturing, agribusiness, and civil society organizations, Ms. Tyrrell brings deep expertise in sustainable development, environmental issues, social risks, and governance challenges. As a former senior manager …

DPI Participates In PERUMIN 33

The Development Partner Institute was delighted to participate in PERUMIN 33 during the week of September 18th in Arequipa, Peru. Kulvir Gill from our team was involved in two panel discussions as part of the Mining Business Summit. Sustainability – What have we learnt? Tuesday September 19  Moderator: Gerardo Castillo, General Director Societas Consultora de Análisis Social (Peru) Lectures: Dane …

DPI In The News

Multi-stakeholders form new Development Partner Institute to inspire mining for good (International Mining, May 2017) Clareo Managing Partner offers views on innovation from PDAC (International Mining, April 2017) The Future of Mining in Africa – The Development Partner Approach (Classic Business, Feb. 2016) Promoting Sustainable Management in Mining (News of Mining Brazil, Sept. 2015) Is the Mining Industry Becoming Outdated? (Globe and Mail, May 2015) …

DPI Hosts Workshop For IFC Sustainability Exchange Delegates

June 6, 2017 – The IFC’s global flagship Sustainability Exchange addresses operational, environmental and social challenges and opportunities faced by infrastructure and natural resource actors in emerging markets. This year’s conference was in Cartagena, Colombia and the DPI hosted a pre-conference workshop for attendees. Entitled “Engaging Communities to Drive Better Outcome from Natural Resources Development”, the session included a facilitated …

Multi-Stakeholders Form New Institute To Inspire Mining For Good

The Development Partner Institute seeks to help the mining industry to become a true development partner to improve social, environmental and economic outcomes for all stakeholders   The Development Partner Institute (DPI) was established in December 2016 and announced its launch at the 2017 Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention on March 5. Its mission is to facilitate …

DPI Hosts First Regional Workshop in Limpopo South Africa

On April 4th 2017, the DPI hosted a two day regional multi-stakeholder workshop at ‘The Ranch’ in Polokwane. Almost 50  attendees from more than 30 organizations came together to share their visions, ideas and initiatives for the Limpopo region. Six areas of future collaboration emerged from the session: Understanding communities through inclusive engagement – fostering wider and deeper collaboration with diverse …