Workshop: Call for Participation: "Socially Responsible Investment and Canadian Extractive Industries"
University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, September 10-11, 2011
This workshop, organized by CBERN and the UBC Faculty of Law, will examine the response of social investors to Canadian extractive industries (mining, oil & gas companies) operating in Canada and abroad. It will feature speakers from a range of stakeholders and perspectives, including academics, lawyers, First Nations, NGOs, and industry and investment professionals. The themes of the workshop include: (i) the social and environmental issues, concerns and positives associated with Canadian extractive industries; (ii) the legal and institutional obstacles and opportunities for social investors to influence Canadian extractive industries; (iii) social investors’ methods of influence and their effectiveness; (iv) the response of extractive industries; and (v) the impact of relevant codes of conduct, such as the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.
Enquiries regarding participation in this workshop are welcome, and should be directed to the organizer, Professor Benjamin J. Richardson, UBC Faculty of Law, at email email@example.com
or telephone 604-827-4823.