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All you need to know about natural resources. Join us as we unwrap the world of mining, energy, forests and oceans. Always inquisitive, always insightful. From the producers of the acclaimed Highgrade interview series, available at www.highgrade.media

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All you need to know about natural resources. Join us as we unwrap the world of mining, energy, forests and oceans. Always inquisitive, always insightful. From the producers of the acclaimed Highgrade interview series, available at www.highgrade.media

    The New Energy Geopolitics | Morgan Bazilian

    The New Energy Geopolitics | Morgan Bazilian

    For nearly a century, fossil fuels have been a key source of geopolitical tension.  How is international politics changing with the surge in renewables? 

    Join us in this fascinating conversation with Morgan Bazilian, Professor at the Colorado School of Mines and Director of the Payne Institute, and a global specialist in energy security and geopolitics.

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    Highgrade Media is a not-for-profit organisation that produces interviews and documentaries that identify, capture and disseminate analysis and insights in the field of natural resources and social progress.

    Our mission is to provide open and free access to specialist knowledge and to disseminate good practice and innovation in this field. See www.highgrade.media for our portfolio of published material.

    With support from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, through BGR.

    • 35 min
    The Shape of Things to Come | Highgrade Editorial

    The Shape of Things to Come | Highgrade Editorial

    Nobody knows what the future holds, but this may be the closest you’ll get - for the extractives industry anyway.

    Join the Highgrade Editorial team in conversation as we discuss five key trends that will define the industry in the years to come.

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    Highgrade is a not-for-profit organisation that produces interviews and documentaries that identify, capture and disseminate analysis and insights in the field of natural resources and social progress.

    Our mission is to provide open and free access to specialist knowledge and to disseminate good practice and innovation in this field. See www.highgrade.media for our portfolio of published material.

    With support from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, through BGR.

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    Interviews mentioned in the episode:

    Tom Burke
    David Humphreys
    The Future of Resource Taxation
    Mark Cutifani
    Henrik Ager

    • 23 min
    Leadership Matters | Rohitesh Dhawan

    Leadership Matters | Rohitesh Dhawan

    In 2001, the world's largest mining corporations created the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) to improve the industry sustainability credentials.

    20 years on, the Council sees change on the horizon and in response it has just appointed  Rohitesh Dhawan as its new CEO. His mandate is to steer the organisation through strong winds of global change. And he’s taking it personally.

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    Highgrade is a not-for-profit organisation that produces interviews and documentaries that identify, capture and disseminate analysis and insights in the field of natural resources and social progress.

    Our mission is to provide open and free access to specialist knowledge and to disseminate good practice and innovation in this field. See www.highgrade.media for our portfolio of published material.

    With support from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, through BGR, and the Inter-American Development Bank.

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    • 32 min
    Measure to Manage | Hélène De Villiers-Piaget

    Measure to Manage | Hélène De Villiers-Piaget

    You can't manage what you can't measure. Strange as it may sound, until recently, there has been no serious attempt to compare mining company performance across environmental, social and governance dimensions.

    Enter the Responsible Mining Index. Launched in 2018, the index has been gaining momentum since. Today we talk to Hélène De Villiers-Piaget, head of the Responsible Mining Foundation.

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    Highgrade is a not-for-profit organisation that produces interviews and documentaries that identify, capture and disseminate analysis and insights in the field of natural resources and social progress.

    Our mission is to provide open and free access to specialist knowledge and to disseminate good practice and innovation in this field. See www.highgrade.media for our portfolio of published material.

    With support from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, through BGR, and the Inter-American Development Bank.

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    • 28 min
    Turning the Tide on Plastic | Denise Hardesty

    Turning the Tide on Plastic | Denise Hardesty

    Do you want to leave a lasting mark on the world? Throw a plastic bottle into the sea – and chances are that it will still be there well after you are gone.

    In this podcast, we discuss our global plastic addiction and what we can do about it. We spoke with Denise Hardesty, an expert on plastic pollution at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).

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    Highgrade is a not-for-profit organisation that produces interviews and documentaries that identify, capture and disseminate analysis and insights in the field of natural resources and social progress.

    Our mission is to provide open and free access to specialist knowledge and to disseminate good practice and innovation in this field. See www.highgrade.media for our portfolio of published material.

    With support from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, through BGR, and the Inter-American Development Bank.

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    • 22 min
    The Development Puzzle | Veronica Nyhan Jones

    The Development Puzzle | Veronica Nyhan Jones

    If you are interested in the field of natural resources and economic development, then you surely know Veronica Nyhan Jones. Currently at the IFC Sustainable Infrastructure Advisory, she has been central to the implementation of World Bank Group development programmes in the extractives.

    After decades of persistent reduction in global poverty, do we still need global development banks?  In this personal conversation with Veronica, we revisit the relevance of multilateral organisations, we discuss the nature of economic development and consider the most pressing global development challenges ahead.

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    Highgrade is a not-for-profit organisation that produces interviews and documentaries that identify, capture and disseminate analysis and insights in the field of natural resources and social progress.

    Our mission is to provide open and free access to specialist knowledge and to disseminate good practice and innovation in this field. See www.highgrade.media for our portfolio of published material.

    With support from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, through BGR, and the Inter-American Development Bank.

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    • 28 min

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