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Saturday, January 19 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Making Systems Change Happen in a Powerful Industry

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The Mining Shared Value (MSV) initiative of Engineers Without Borders has been able to influence the global mining industry to affect a major system norm: where and how mining companies purchase goods and services needed for a mine. This intervention has the potential to unleash tens of billions of dollars back into the economies of developing countries, fuelling public and private sector capacity. In this session MSV will draw from their experience to show how systems thinking can be used by even the smallest of teams to influence global industries.

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Jeff Geipel

Managing Director, Mining Shared Value
Jeff Geipel is the founder and managing director for the Mining Shared Value initiative at Engineers Without Borders Canada. This initiative works to improve the development impacts of mineral extraction in host countries through increasing local procurement by the global mining industry... Read More →
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Kyela de Weerdt

Program Coordinator, Mining Shared Value
Kyela de Weerdt is the Program Coordinator at Mining Shared Value (MSV), an initiative of Engineers Without Borders Canada. MSV uses a systems approach to improve the social and economic benefits of mining activity for the communities and countries that choose to host it by increasing... Read More →

Saturday January 19, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Salon 4 - 2nd Floor