Summit Programme

Agreeing a Global Industry Transition Plan


Please be advised the programme is subject to change due to the availability of speakers. 

Day One – Monday, 28 March 2022 

12:30 - 14:00 Registration & Lunch

14:00 - 15:00 Opening Session – Sustainability & Climate  


Welcome & Introductory Remarks 
Ruth Crowell, CEO, LBMA 
Randy Smallwood, Chairman, World Gold Council
Paul Fisher, Chairman, LBMA 

Keynote Speech - Carbon & Role of Banks
Belinda Ellington, MD, General Counsel, Global Commodities, ESG, Citigroup Global Markets
Gold & Climate Change: What, Why, How?
John Mulligan, Director of Market Relations and Climate Change Lead, World Gold Council 

15:00 – 16:00 Coffee Break (Sponsored by aXedras)

16:00 - 17:00 Session 2: Sustainability & the Investor Perspective

Paul Fisher, Chairman, LBMA
Belinda Ellington, MD, General Counsel, Global Commodities, ESG, Citigroup Global Markets
Young-Jin Chang, Managing Director and Global Head, Metals Products, CME Group  
Ben McEwen, Climate Change Investment Analyst, Sarasin & Partners LLP
Christian Hofer, Head, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Raiffeisen Switzerland 

17:00 – 17:30 Gold Bar Integrity Announcement

Ruth Crowell, CEO, LBMA
David Tait, CEO, World Gold Council

17:30 Champagne Roundtables (Sponsored by Peer Ledger) & Cocktail Reception 

Day Two – Tuesday, 29 March 2022

12:00 - 13:00 Session 3: Creating Positive ESG Outcomes

Keynote Speech
Alex Edmans, Professor of Finance, London Business School

Terry Heymann, CFO, World Gold Council 
Tom Holl, Director, Natural Resources, BlackRock 

Sébastien de Montessus, CEO, Endeavor Mining  
Wendy Tyrrell, Executive Director, Development Partner Institute 

Gregory Mthembu-Salter, Director, Phuzumoya Consulting 


13:00 – 14:00 Lunch 

14:00 – 15.00 Session 4: Growing Responsible Demand for ASM

Alan Martin, Head of Responsible Sourcing, LBMA
Joanne Lebert, Executive Director, IMPACT
Christophe Nicolet, Managing Director, PX Précinox SA Switzerland 
Marcin Piersiak, Europe Director, ARM
Gavin Hilson, Professor & Chair of Sustainability in Business, Surrey Business School 

15:00 - 16:00 Coffee Break (Sponsored by aXedras)

16:00 – 17:00 Session 5: Future of Sustainability & Responsible Sourcing  

Ben Katz, Policy Analyst, Responsible Business Conduct Unit, Investment Division, OECD
Jennifer Peyser, Vice President, Responsible Sourcing, Responsible Minerals Initiative  

Phaedon Stamatopoulos, Director, Refining and Banking, Argor-Heraeus SA
Mark Hanna, Chief Marketing Officer, Richline Group 

Nirali Shah, Chief Operating Officer, Responsible Gold Supply Chain LLC 
Summit Summary and Next Steps
Sakhila Mirza, Executive Board Director & General Counsel, LBMA 
Terry Heymann, CFO, World Gold Council 

17:00  Close of Summit