Video On Demand

Maximizing Partnerships Between Indigenous Communities and the Extractive Sector

June 17, 2015 • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT

Join us for a discussion on ways companies in the extractive industry engage indigenous communities in their areas of operation. Many extractive companies find themselves operating in close proximity to indigenous people and their territories, and working constructively with those communities is now a major business priority. The panelists will offer their perspectives on how companies and indigenous communities alike can benefit from greater cooperation, whether through creating new education opportunities, offering extractive industry-related job training to potential indigenous employees, or by working toward encouraging local economic growth.

Panel Featuring:

J.P. Gladu
President, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

James Ensor
Group Senior Manager, Social Policy, BHP Billiton

Sam Woods
Business Development and Government Affairs Manager, Navajo Transitional Energy Company

Emmanuel Boulet
Principal Environmental Specialist, Environmental and Social Safeguards Division, Inter-American Development Bank

Moderated by:

Daniel Runde
William A. Schreyer Chair and Director, Project on Prosperity and Development, CSIS

This event was made possible in partnership with BHP Billiton.


Daniel F. Runde
Senior Vice President; William A. Schreyer Chair; Director, Project on Prosperity and Development