Wednesday, 20 March

17:00 - 19:00

Welcome Reception

Day One - Thursday, 21 March

09:00 - 10:00

TNFD - Act or Ignore for now?


Belinda Ellington, Consultant Solicitor, Ellington Resolution Limited, Mercatis Law

10:00 - 10:30


10:30 - 11:30

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Welcome and Introductory Remarks

Ruth Crowell - CEO, LBMA
Terry Heymann - CFO, World Gold Council
Paul Fisher - Chairman, LBMA


Akshat Rathi - Bloomberg, ‘Zero’ podcast host, author of ‘Climate Capitalism’

11:30 - 12:00

Coffee Break sponsored by Standard Chartered Bank

12:00 - 13:00

Session 1: Collaboration and Convergence on Gold Supply Chain Climate Plans and Actions

Session focus: Summary of status, and discussion of progress and aspiration for a coherent sectoral Transition Roadmap to facilitate industry-wide progress on decarbonisation and resilience.

Overview and moderator: John Mulligan - Director, Climate Change Lead and Market Relations, World Gold Council

Andrew Parsons - Vice President of Sustainability and Climate, Gold Fields
Michelle Richardson - Chief Impact Officer, Royal Canadian Mint
Iris Van der Veken - Executive Director, Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030
Emma Leith - VP ESG & Communications, La Mancha Resource Capital

13:00 - 14:30

Lunch sponsored by Peer Ledger

14:30 - 15:30

Session 2: Structural Change in the ASM Sector

Session focus: A discussion exploring the improvement of ESG standards in the ASGM sector, including through government leadership and formalisation efforts in select countries. The discussion will also cover efforts by LBMA to increase direct sourcing of ASM material, including through the development of a sourcing framework/toolkit, the use of accredited gold aggregators, and cross-recognition between industry standards.

Overview and moderator: Alan Martin - Head of Responsible Sourcing, LBMA

Gregory Mthembu-Salter - Director, Phuzumoya Consulting
Diana Culillas - CEO, Swiss Better Gold
Rashid Ackah - Founder, R.D. Ackahs & Partners
Edward Bickham - Senior Adviser, World Gold Council
Dr Rachel Perks - Senior Mining Specialist, World Bank

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee Break sponsored by Standard Chartered Bank

16:00– 17:30

Session 3: Adapting to the Evolving Sustainability Landscape

Session focus: An update on emerging trends, drivers and challenges in responsible sourcing across precious metals supply chains.

Session 3A: Challenges, Geopolitical Impacts and Industry Responses in Responsible Sourcing

Overview and moderator: Louis Marechal - Senior Advisor, Minerals and Extractives, OECD

Xavier Miserez - Head of Sales, MKS PAMP
Thierry Vircoulon - Research Fellow, French Institute of International Relations
Dr David Soud - Head of Research and Analysis, I.R. Consilium

Session 3B: Beyond Responsible Sourcing - Externalities and Expectations of Social and Environmental Progress

Overview and moderator: John Mulligan - Director, Climate Change Lead and Market Relations, World Gold Council

Jill Cooper - Director, ESG, Orion Resource Partners
Alice Vanni - Corporate Social Responsibility Director, Italpreziosi
Dr Stacy Hope - Managing Director, Women in Mining (UK), and Partner, ERM
Charlie Betts - Managing Director, The Betts Group


Close of Day One

18:30 - 23:00

LBMA Annual Party, Puttshack Bank

An invitation to attend the LBMA Annual Party is extended to all Summit attendees.

Day Two - Friday, 22 March

10:00 - 10:30


10:30 - 11:15

Keynote Addresses

Mihwa Park - WEPs Coordinator, UN Women
Harry Wright - CEO and Founder, Bright Tide

11:15 - 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:30

Session 4: Role of Social Responsibility

Session focus: What is S in the ESG, what is defining it, and what direction are industry initiatives/companies moving to in the ESG space.

Overview and moderator: Jennifer Peyser - Executive Director, RMI

Estelle Levin-Nally - CEO and Founder, Levin Sources
Marianna Smirnova - Senior Director, Responsible Sourcing and Standards, RMI
Joanne Lebert - Executive Director, IMPACT

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch sponsored by StoneX

13:30 - 14:30

Session 5: Moderated Debate Sessions

What Is Responsible Recycled Gold?

Jonathan Jodry - Business Development Director, Metalor Technologies SA
Philip Olden - Sustainable Development Commission, CIBJO

Are Climate Targets Realistic and Does the Precious Metals Industry Have Anything to Contribute?

John Mulligan - Director of Market Relations & Climate Change Lead, World Gold Council
Belinda Ellington - Consultant Solicitor, Ellington Resolution Ltd, Mercatis Law

14:30 - 14:45

Coffee Break

14:45 - 15:00

Summit Summary and Next Steps

Sakhila Mirza - Deputy Chief Executive & General Counsel, LBMA
Terry Heymann - Chief Financial Officer, World Gold Council


Close of Summit