Paris Time Webinar — Online, Zoom

IEA Webinar on Critical Minerals Part 2: The Nexus of Environmental, Social and Governance Performance and Mineral Security

Background information

Critical minerals are an essential component for many of today’s rapidly growing clean energy technologies – from wind turbines and electricity networks to electric vehicles. But ensuring that these and other key technologies can continue to rely on sufficient mineral supplies to support the acceleration of clean energy transitions is a significant challenge.

The International Energy Agency’s latest webinar series, supported by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, brings together policymakers and leading experts to discuss the security implications around critical minerals in the shift toward a new energy economy. Part 2 in the series examines the links between environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and mineral supply security, particularly how to ensure that ESG considerations are enshrined in policy and investment decisions.

  • What are the links between environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and security of supply for critical minerals?
  • How can policymakers ensure that ESG considerations are ingrained in policy and investment decisions? How can strong ESG performance be rewarded in the marketplace?
  • What is the scope to enhance alignment between different standards?
  • What are the measures to improve transparency and accessibility of ESG reporting?


Opening remarks  

Mr Atsushi Taketani, Deputy Director General of Economic Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs


Presentation and moderated discussions

Andrew Jacob, Manager Sustainability Standards, BHP 

Stefan Debruyne, Director Of External Affairs, SQM 

Michèle Brülhart, Executive Director, Copper Mark 

Elisabeth Caesens, Founder and Executive Director, Resource Matters