Webinar: Sustainability Risks at Glencore

Webinar: Sustainability Risks at Glencore

The CWC hosted a “pre-annual general meeting” briefing on multinational corporation Glencore plc organized by IndustriALL. To watch the webinar click here.

To read the CWC Investor Brief, click here
To read IndustriALL’s briefing document, entitled "Glencore: Below the Surface", click here

Headquartered in Switzerland and listed on the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges, Glencore has come under increasing scrutiny in relation to the social and environmental impacts of its overseas operations.

Taking place one day before the company’s annual general meeting, the webinar presented Glencore stakeholders with information that the company does not provide in its reporting.

Speakers included:

  • Antoine Mach, co-founder and managing partner of Covalence, which offers ESG (environmental, social, governance) services to finance professionals, will discuss ESG and reputational risks associated with Glencore’s operations and why these matter to investors and other stakeholders;
  • Kemal Özkan, assistant general secretary of IndustriALL Global Union, which represents Glencore workers in over a dozen countries, will discuss labor-related risks at the company’s operations overseas as well as examples of peer companies and how they have addressed this type of risk in their own operations;
  • Claude Kabemba, director of Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW), which focuses on natural resource governance, human rights and economic development in southern Africa, will discuss the social, environmental and financial impacts of Glencore’s operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia.

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