Dear Women in Mining,
While we can scarcely believe that the fourth quarter of 2012 is almost upon us, WIM (UK) is thrilled to return to your inbox following our September get-together, a Bloomberg Industries event in partnership with the Association of Mining Analysts (AMA), addressing the financial challenges facing the mining industry. We enjoyed hearing from some of the industry’s most respected keynote speakers, including WIM (UK) board member Catherine Raw Director and portfolio manager at Blackrock. Plans for our October event will be with you shortly.
Not content with relaxing by a pool during the summer months, we also have updates on the fantastic £4,325 raised by our WIM (UK) British 10K runners in July, to support a financially disadvantaged female African student to pursue her dream career in the mining industry. We also recap some of the events and initiatives coming up to the end of 2012, not least the launch of our research report.
Wishing you well from all at WIM (UK),
WIM (UK) Newsletter Editor
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
4 December—MinesandMoney WIM (UK) champagne reception
While each year, WIM (UK)’s MinesandMoney champagne reception draws a packed crowd of delectable delegates from all walks of the mining industry, this year promises to be extra special.
In addition to providing you with the chance to network and catch up over bubbles, this year we will launch our research report into the role of women on boards in the mining industry, which promises to be not only a resounding success for WIM (UK) and our sponsors, but an important development with which to round off the year.
24 September—Financing in the mining industry in challenging times
Thanks go to all who attended our September meet, a Bloomberg Industries event in partnership with the Association of Mining Analysts (AMA) addressing the financial challenges facing the mining industry.
Financing in the Mining Industry in Challenging Times featured Jonathan Stephens, RBC Capital Markets, discussing mergers and acquisitions outlooks for the resource sector, John Theobald, CEO of Anglo Pacific, addressing alternative sources of financing, Donald Douglas, CEO of Cambridge Risk, on the ‘upside’ of hedging, and WIM (UK) board member, Catherine Raw, Director and portfolio manager at Blackrock, with a view from the buy-side.
If you weren’t able to join us, our event recap will be with you in the coming weeks. Details for our October event will also be released in due course.
WIM (UK) NEWS
WIM (UK) has returned fighting fit from the summer reprieve in our events calendar. You can sign up to attend our September event using the links above, and be sure to stay tuned for details on our October and November gatherings in the coming weeks.
Stay up to date with our rolling calendar of annual meetings and events by visiting here.
To receive all of the information you need on what we have planned, direct to your email, make sure to register and add yourself to our mailing list.
Your messages for 2012-13
With just a couple of newsletters left before 2012 draws to a close, we ask that any members planning events, initiatives or other announcements of note for our membership to get in touch at your earliest convenience.
Whether you’re hosting a must-see speaker, launching an academic endeavour or seeking feedback from the wider membership, we would be delighted to hear more here and get your messages out before the New Year.
The 2012-13 membership survey
Our crack team of committee members are putting together the finishing touches to our annual membership survey. It is a vital means of feedback which supports the planning of future events and get-togethers, and we greatly appreciate the time individual members take to share their thoughts with us through this process.
If you have any comments or questions prior to receiving the survey, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here.
In the news – Should the UK join EITI?
One of the UK mining industry’s biggest headline debates arose when, according to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) website, the UK International Development Select Committee released a report on 23 August recommending that our government sign up and become an EITI Candidate.
The report says that given the UK’s role in founding EITI, it ought to sign up itself. You can read more about this on the parliamentary website here.
Separately, UK broadsheet The Guardian writes that European legislators are requesting greater attention on extractive industry company payments to foreign governments in order to reduce corruption and firm up transparency. Read more here.
You can share your thoughts on the news above and other items of interest here
WIM (UK) RECAPS
A running victory for the WIM (UK) British 10K team
In July, a 12-strong group of WIM (UK) members ran the British 10K to help a financially disadvantaged female African student live out her dream of pursuing a career in the mining industry. It was cold, it was pouring with rain, but most of all it was an outstanding display of your support for this inestimably worthwhile cause.
WIM (UK) thanks all of our members and their associates who helped us to raise an impressive £4,325! If you are working to support an equally important non-profit initiative, or would like to help us by taking part in our other fundraising efforts in the coming year, you can send us an email here.