CEO speaks at 2019 IFC Sustainability Exchange

J. Paul Rollinson, President and CEO, recently attended the 2019 International Finance Corporation (IFC) Sustainability Exchange in Dakar, Senegal. It was the first time this global invitation only event – which brings together select leaders from government, business and civil society – was held in Africa.

Paul was invited to the exchange as a keynote speaker and discussed the importance of Kinross’ Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy for building a successful business for all  stakeholders.

During his remarks, Paul focused on the positive impact of Kinross’ operations in Russia, Ghana Brazil and Mauritania and how transparency with local communities is key to building strong partnerships.

“Our approach to responsible mining is grounded on corporate responsibility principles that are aligned with international standards such as the UN Global Compact Principles,” said Paul. “Our strategy starts at our mine sites – getting it right on the ground, across the board, in all areas, all the time.”

Paul also took the opportunity to meet with Kinross Mauritania and West Africa regional leadership to discuss our reputation and strategy.

The IFC is part of the World Bank Group and offers investment, advisory and asset-management services to encourage private-sector development in developing countries. The Sustainability Exchange convened more than 300 participants in areas of infrastructure, natural resources, science and the arts to challenge assumptions and help build a pipeline of sustainable investment. 

J. Paul Rollinson, President & CEO, speaks during the session “Partnerships for Progress” 

J. Paul Rollinson, President & CEO, (right) speaks with Morgan Landy, Senior Director, Infrastructure & Natural Resources, IFC (left) during the session

The crowd during the session