Jeff Geipel
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  • Toronto, Ontario
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Jeff Geipel replied to member's discussion How can Business and the UN Work Together Towards the Sustainable Development Goals?
"Hi Paloma, All sound like great initiatives. How do you go about selecting which kinds of programs to get involved with? Is it demand driven from the community? Host government? Personal passions within the company?"
Feb 25, 2016
Jeff Geipel replied to member's discussion How can Business and the UN Work Together Towards the Sustainable Development Goals?
"Agreed 100% It can't be about monetary contributions to initiatives, it has to be harnessing what companies are already doing (shared value in hiring, procurement, shared infrastructure, etc)"
Feb 25, 2016
Jeff Geipel replied to member's discussion How can Business and the UN Work Together Towards the Sustainable Development Goals?
"Thanks, I'll check them out!"
Feb 25, 2016
Jeff Geipel replied to member's discussion How can Business and the UN Work Together Towards the Sustainable Development Goals?
"For me I think the most important thing for question 2, is that companies need to see how to leverage their core business to contribute to the SDGs - not contribute to them via charity, community investment, etc. For example, we always use the…"
Feb 25, 2016
Jeff Geipel replied to member's discussion How can Business and the UN Work Together Towards the Sustainable Development Goals?
"Has anyone seen the World Economic Forum's paper on mining's contribution to the SDGs? They worked with Columbia University and the UNDP on it, and I think it goes into great detail about how practically companies impact the SDGs. Of…"
Feb 25, 2016
Jeff Geipel replied to member's discussion How can Business and the UN Work Together Towards the Sustainable Development Goals?
"I think a lot of companies "get it" on the need to empower women through their local hiring and spending. However, practical implementation is difficult for companies who don't know much about economic and social development. There is…"
Feb 25, 2016
Jeff Geipel replied to member's discussion How can Business and the UN Work Together Towards the Sustainable Development Goals?
"I agree on the convening aspect. There are so many criss-crossing initiatives going on, and the UN could be a major player to wrangle them to avoid duplication, identify gaps where new initiatives would help, and that sort of thing."
Feb 25, 2016
Jeff Geipel replied to member's discussion How can Business and the UN Work Together Towards the Sustainable Development Goals?
"Thanks Paloma. I'd love to hear a bit more about how your organization is approaching promoting business contributions to the SDGs, as a strategy. Hope we'll get into that over the next hour!"
Feb 25, 2016
Jeff Geipel replied to member's discussion How can Business and the UN Work Together Towards the Sustainable Development Goals?
"Sounds like local content to me! Agree 100% with your idea."
Feb 25, 2016

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Job Title
Venture Leader - Mining Shared Value
Organisation
Engineers Without Borders Canada
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I work for a non government organisation
Website:
http://www.ewb.ca
About my work:
I lead an initiative with Engineers Without Borders Canada that promotes local procurement by the global mining industry.
Topics on my radar:
Base of the Pyramid, Enterprise Development, Governance and Transparency, Inclusive Business Models, Partnerships, Technology, Trade

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Mining Local Procurement by Cameco in Northern Saskatchewan: Good for the Region and Good for Business

In April 2015, the Mining Shared Value (MSV) venture of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Canada visited Cameco’s operations in Saskatchewan. As a supporter of EWB and its work in the mining industry, Cameco invited Mining Shared Value to its corporate head office and its McArthur River Mine to learn more about its local purchasing strategy, particularly within northern Saskatchewan.

 

The scale of Cameco’s local procurement in northern Saskatchewan is…

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Posted on February 8, 2016 at 19:12

Kudos to Canadian Government for Including Local Procurement in Extractives CSR Strategy

Earlier this month the Canadian Minister of International Trade, Ed Fast introduced the government’s revised Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Strategy for the extractive sectors. This strategy is important because it lays out the best practices and international standards that Canada’s mining and fossil fuels industries are expected to…

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Posted on December 9, 2014 at 20:49

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