We believe in mining’s contribution
to a better future.

We work to make that contribution a reality through connection, co-creation and catalysing projects focused on sustainable socio-economic development, and underpinned by the Development Partner Framework.
An International
Coalition
We are an international coalition of ambitious leaders from across the global mining ecosystem.
From All
Walks Of Life
Our coalition welcomes people from all walks of life - communities, indigenous people, companies
including miners and suppliers, governments, suppliers, civil society, investors, and consumers products companies and others interested in or impacted by mining.
Committed
To a Future
We are committed to a future where the contribution of mining to economic and social development is truly maximised.
Where transformative potential is
unlocked
We aim for relentless innovation, to remove traditional value chain boundaries and share the knowledge that can unlock the transformative potential of the global mining industry.
An International
Coalition
We are an international coalition of ambitious leaders from across the global mining ecosystem.
From All
Walks Of Life
Our coalition welcomes people from all walks of life - communities, indigenous people, companies
including miners and suppliers, governments, suppliers, civil society, investors, and consumers products companies and others interested in or impacted by mining.
Committed
To a Future
We are committed to a future where the contribution of mining to economic and social development is truly maximised.
Where transformative potential is
unlocked
We aim for relentless innovation, to remove traditional value chain boundaries and share the knowledge that can unlock the transformative potential of the global mining industry.
 
Our Work
Programs
Development Partner Institute’s (DPI) work covers a portfolio of future-focused projects, where our teams explore, experiment and execute on ideas that address our sector’s toughest sustainability challenges.

We lead multi-stakeholder dialogues and activities, working towards an ethical mining value chain with RESCO, the Responsible Sourcing Coalition.

We engage from grassroots to boardrooms and co-create new solutions for region-specific challenges with our Country Catalyst process, shaping national and international directions.

We champion the next generation of innovators and connect them to funding and strategic partners through the Mining and Innovation Research Battlefield.

We consistently look for our next sectoral challenge and opportunities for change.
Find out more about our Work
 
New Thinking + New Models
= Innovation
We have an innovation mindset and draw our inspiration from this approach.

We believe in the power of our approach to spark new thinking and new ways of operating. Our culture and leadership sets us apart. We believe in a collective approach.

We explore new ideas, experiment, demonstrate, pilot, and pivot, and yes, sometimes fail – in order to reach successful solutions and new ways of operating.

We believe in fairness and equity. We see genuine progress made when people with diverse views to come together, with each having an equal seat at the table.
We're
Eager for Action
We invite you to read our guiding document. The Development Partner Framework (DPF) was the result of an exciting and award-winning multi-stakeholder dialogue process undertaken in 2014 to reimagine the mine of the future.

The Framework is a set of principles designed to help mining companies, host countries and communities carve out their path to long-term success and to set the foundation for new ways of operating and collaborating.
Read the Framework
 
DPI Mining Origins
The Development Partner Institute was established in 2017, co-created by a diverse coalition of innovative leaders from mining, civil society, indigenous groups, faith leaders and other stakeholders. Members of this coalition still lead DPI today, contributing global perspectives from all points along the resources value chain.
DPI Board and Team
Peter is the co-founder and board chair of DPI and is a recognized thought leader on sustainability, energy transition and digital transformation. He is passionate about making a difference and elevating the performance of the resources industry to become a true development partner by being the catalyst of sustained prosperity for communities and regions,

He is widely published, speaks at conferences around the world, serves on the Board of Advisors for two leading VCs that have a focus on mining, Chrysalix and Foundamental, and also various emerging tech companies including Lilac Solutions and Safe.AI. In addition he has served on the Innovation Councils for multiple resource and energy companies.
Mark Cutifani, FREng CEng FIMMM FAusIMM DBA (Hon) DoL (Hon) BE (Mining–Hons), was appointed Chief Executive of Anglo American Plc on 3 April 2013. He is a qualified mining engineer with more than 44 years of broad experience of projects, operations, marketing, business development and finance. Mark is also the Chairman of De Beers Group of Companies, a non-executive director of Total SA, and a non-Executive Director of Anglo American Platinum Limited.

Mark has considerable experience in mining, having been associated with the industry since 1976 and has a practical working knowledge of most of the commodities produced and sold across the globe. He has had line experience and responsibility for mining and industrial businesses across six continents. Prior to joining Anglo American, he held the position of Chief Executive Officer at AngloGold Ashanti based in South Africa, and before that he was the Chief Operating Officer for Inco and then Vale’s global Nickel business, based in Canada. Prior to his Vale role he held senior executive positions with the Normandy Group, Sons of Gwalia, Western Mining Corporation, Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines and CRA (Rio Tinto). Mark is a mining engineer by training with several published papers and presentations. In his 44 years in operations, business development and corporate roles he has had line responsibilities across more than 30 countries, producing more than 20 commodities.

Mark is a current member of the following institutions:

International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) – Former President and now Executive Board Member
South African Chamber of Mines – Former President and now Executive Member.
World Economic Forum – Member of International Business Council
Fundação Dom Cabral (FDC) Brasil University – Member of International Advisory Council
Kellogg Innovation Network (US) – International Advisory Committee
Columbia University – Center on Sustainable International Investment – Emeritus – Member of Advisory Board
UK Home Secretary’s Business Against Slavery Forum
The Power of Nutrition – Independent Director
Ways You Can
Get Involved
We need partners to help us spread the word about DPI, and we need funding partners to help us make projects a reality.

Together, we can realise the vision of a transparent, inclusive and global development-centred mining industry.
Be Inspired.
Learn more about our vision for the future of mining

Be Engaged.
Follow us on social media and join the conversation

Be Part Of The Solution.
Support and fund DPI
Learn about DPI Partnership Options
 
News
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