Economic Development Awards
ESG is an increasingly important part of any exploration and mining development project in order to obtain a social license to operate and successfully permit operations. It is the CGS belief that exploration and development companies in Latin America are therefore effectively regional development companies.
Mining and exploration companies operating in Latin America are developing innovative economic development programmes to support their host communities which have real economic and social impact and will be sustainable long into the future.
These efforts often lack the recognition they deserve and so CGS2021 will launch the inaugural CGS Economic Development Project Awards to showcase some of the best economic development programmes undertaken by miners and explorers. The aim is to highlight the most innovative and effective programmes to raise awareness of some of the things that can be done and which may serve to stimulate other mining and exploration companies’ efforts, in addition to providing broader peer recognition to some of the great things companies are doing.
The CGS2021 programme will include a session showcasing the most impactful projects as determined by a panel of experts, with each company able to provide a brief presentation of their projects, following which a prize for the best project will be awarded.