Advancing responsible sourcing
in mineral value chains

Drivers of Responsible Sourcing


Common Grounds – Collective Actions – Lasting Change

The RE-SOURCING project team would like to thank you for taking part in our first virtual Conference: Drivers of Responsible Sourcing, Common Grounds – Collective Actions – Lasting Change.

The event was a great success for us, with more than 240 participants from around the globe, plenty of interesting presentations, discussions, questions and comments that we will take on as input for our project!

The event outlined the main mechanisms that drive this transition towards more responsible sourcing practices along the topics of:

Awareness Building & Advocacy: Our global pledge to leave no one behind
Industry Frontrunners & Business Alliances: Improving Supply Risks, Competitiveness & Reputation
Regulations & Standards: The Interplay between policies & standards
Investment & Stock and Commodity Markets: How the financial sector can push for more Responsible Sourcing
Here is a quick recap teaser for those of you who participated, and a small taste for those who were not able to do so:

Here you can find the event’s individual sessions, recordings and presentation slides:

DAY 1: Monday 18th of January 2021

Session 1. Introduction

  • Conference Welcome by André Martinuzzi, Institute for Managing Sustainability, Vienna University of Economics and Business
  • Opening Key-note by Maija Laurila, EC DG JUST
  • Opening Key-note by Bruno Oberle, IUCN
  • Opening Key-note by Masuma Farooki, Minehutte
  • Opening Key-note by Andreas Endl, Institute for Managing Sustainability, Vienna University of Economics and Business
  • Session recording (Youtube)

Session 2. Awareness Building & Advocacy

Our global pledge to leave no one behind – How to make frontline communities heard and respected in the process towards RS?

Session 3. Industry Frontrunners & Business Alliances

Exploring the case for building Alliances: Challenges & opportunities in strengthening business competitiveness and bench-marking responsible sourcing

DAY 2: Tuesday 19th of January 2021

Session 4. Regulations & Standards

The Interplay between policies & standards: A mutually supportive or conflicting relationship?

  • Key-note presentation by Tyler Gillard, OECD
  • Practice example by Fiona Solomon, Aluminium Stewardship Initiative – PDF
  • Session recording (Youtube)

Session 5. Investment & Stock and Commodity Markets

How can the financial sector push for more Responsible Sourcing – the role of ESG ratings, impact investment and what else?

  • Key-note presentation by Andreas Hoepner, University of Dublin
  • Practice example by John Howchin, Swedish Pension Fund – PDF
  • Session recording (Youtube)

Session 6. Wrap up of the Opening Conference

Change is in the air – What is it and are we on the right track?

From 02:30 PM CET
to 07:00 PM CET