Canada & EU Join World Stage | Conflict Minerals is a Global Concern

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Canada & EU Join World Stage | Conflict Minerals is a Global Concern

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Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 9:15am

CAMPAIGN: Conflict Minerals

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How does the international legislations impact your revenue stream? Register for this FREE webinar to find out.

The international expansion of Conflict Minerals legislation has mobilized key executives from global companies to adopt supply chain transparency to appease court of law AND the court of public opinion.

Canada and the European Union are the latest to join the ‘world stage’ for Conflict Minerals reporting requirements. Both global economies proposed legislation that closely resemble Dodd Frank Section 1502 = evidence that conflict minerals is a growing GLOBAL concern.

The international expansion of Conflict Minerals legislation has mobilized key executives from global companies to adopt supply chain transparency to appease court of law AND the court of public opinion.

Our panel of global experts from Canada and the European Union will address the international laws and their ramifications for public and private companies around the world.  Register for this June 12th webcast at 12:30 PM ET/ 9:30 AM PT. 

Global Presenters:

Paul Dewar, a Member of Parliament for Ottawa Centre and the Foreign Affairs Critic for the NDP Official Opposition. Paul has been a leading voice for peace in Afghanistan and the Middle East, the rights of Canadian citizens abroad, nuclear disarmament, and women's meaningful engagement in peace building. He has pressured the government to meet its commitments to the global community including our commitments on aid and peacekeeping, and has been a strong advocate of Canada's responsibility to fight climate change. He recently introduced Bill C-486, the Conflict Minerals Act, which would require Canadian companies to exercise public due diligence in sourcing minerals from the Great Lakes Region of Africa.

Judith Sargentini MEP has raised the issue of conflict minerals and the DRC in European Parliament. In two joint resolutions, the European Parliament invited the European Commission to draft European legislation on conflict minerals.  After these resolutions, Judith Sargentini MEP has repeatedly urged the Commission to honour these requests by the Parliament. Before entering the European Parliament, Judith Sargentini worked as international campaign coordinator for Fatal Transactions, a foundation highlighting issues relating to war economies and trade in conflict diamonds, oil, coltan and other strategic raw materials. She also served as a negotiator in the Kimberley Process scheme for worldwide certification of uncut diamonds.

 

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CAMPAIGN: Conflict Minerals

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