The Commission is comprised of members from a diverse range of geographies and stakeholder groups – including representatives from communities, civil society, non-governmental organisations, academia, trade unions, law firms, investors and mining companies.
Its aim is to provide a breadth of unique perspectives and opinions representative of the global mining ecosystem, working collaboratively towards a consensus on the role finance has in realising a vision of a socially and environmentally responsible mining sector – and a practical implementation plan for realising this vision by 2030.
The Commission’s membership consists of:
Chair – Representative of the Church of England Pensions Board
Adam is the Chief Responsible Investment Officer (CRIO) at the £3.4 billion Church of England Pensions Board. He is the co-Director of the Investment Team with the CIO. He is also the founder of the $50 trillion in AUM backed Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI) and a former Board Member of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change, (IIGCC). He is the Chair of the Global Investor Commission on Mining 2030 that commenced work in September 2023. The Commission has been established to create a consensus across the finance sector for a vision of socially and environmentally responsible mining. The Commission will have a particular focus on the intersection between mineral extraction and conflict.
Following the Brumadinho Tailings Dam disaster in Brazil in January 2019, Adam set up and Chairs the $25 trillion backed Mining and Tailings Safety Initiative. He also represented the UN backed Principles for Responsible Investment in the development of the first Global Tailings Standard, and now co-convenes together with the UN the international process to establish an Independent Global Tailings Institute to implement the Standard and drive safety standards across the mining industry.
As part of his work as Co-Chair of the Corporate Programme at IIGCC Adam has led the development of the first Net Zero Standard for the Oil and Gas sector and the Diversified mining sector.
Adam created and founded the Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI) which is an asset owner-led and asset manager-supported global initiative which assess companies’ preparedness for the transition to the low carbon economy (and publishes this through the London School of Economics.) He also set up and co-chaired with the Dutch fund APG the Paris Aligned Investing Initiative of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) that produced the first global Net Zero Investment Framework for pension funds and investment managers. He now co-chairs with APG the global Asset Owner Board of the Paris Aligned Investing Initiative comprising all regional investor networks.
In 2022 the Archbishop of Canterbury awarded Adam the Canterbury Cross for his work on climate change and in establishing the Transition Pathway Initiative.
Social responsibility researcher and speaker from Brumadinho – Brumadinho community
Angelica is an advocate for justice, change, social responsibility and sustainability in the mining sector following Vale’s tailings dam burst in her hometown, Brumadinho, Brazil, in January 2019. She has spoken and given key-notes at several relevant international events, including the UN-supported PRI in Person 2019 and the global launch event of the GISTM. Currently in Brisbane, Australia, where in 2022 she delivered several presentations on the social cost of tailings management, she is an mPhil candidate and research assistant at the Center for Social Responsibility in Mining at the University of Queensland. Angelica was part of the advisory panel for the formation of the UN Global Tailings Management Institute and an organizing committee member of the Mine Waste and Tailings Conference 2023, held in Brisbane, where she was also a panelist in one of the sessions.
Head of Responsible Investment, Asset Management – Royal London Asset Management
Ashley is responsible for our RI strategy and overseeing Royal London Asset Management's approach to responsible investment across our asset classes. Her team is responsible for company engagement, governance and voting, environmental, social and governance (ESG) research, data and analysis, and supporting RLAM’s approach to climate transition. Ashley is RLAM’s key subject matter expert and spokesperson on responsible investing, ESG and corporate governance. Before joining RLAM, Ashley conducted corporate engagement and ESG analysis for the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum (LAPFF). Prior to that she was a research analyst and corporate engagement consultant for SHARE, a proxy voting and shareholder engagement consultancy based in Vancouver, Canada. She currently serves as a member of the Responsible Investment Advisory Group for the UK Local Government Pension Scheme Advisory Board, as well as the UK Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) Disclosures and Labels Advisory Group. She is a voluntary board member of the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA).
Deputy Chair – Representative of the Archbishop of Cape Town & Executive Chairman of DeBeers Group South Africa
Barend Petersen, a chartered accountant is a corporate leader with a wealth of experience in mining and financial services. He represents Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa on the Investor Commission.
Barend, an ordained minister of religion, co-founded the Institute for Committed Action in South Africa with Archbishop Makgoba, which brings together the government, mining industry, labour and civil society to provide safe space for Courageous Conversations between the parties.
Barend is a director of the De Beers Group and the Executive Chairman of De Beers Consolidated Mines. He is a member of the Board of the Minerals Council of South Africa, the chairperson of the Diamond Leadership Forum and the Chairman of Macrovest Capital, a private equity investor. He is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the South African Revenue Services.
Barend is a member of the Steering Committee of the Mining Faith Reflection Initiative. Those involved in the Initiative share a vision for mining to serve the common good better, by enabling those engaged and affected by its activities to lead lives that are fulfilled, just, and reflect human dignity and respect. They do so with regard for both current and future generations.
Barend is a founding member and Trustee of the Indlulamithi South African Scenarios 2030, a multi-stakeholder research-driven initiative that seeks to help understand South Africa’s trajectory and to inspire communities, institutions and individuals to influence change to facilitate informed, long-term decisions and to trigger strategic action.
Senior Adviser – European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
A hydrogeologist by training, Dr Williamson has worked for more than 30 years on environmental issues related to mining Projects around the world. Currently he appraises and monitors the environmental and social issues related to the Bank's investment portfolio in the Natural Resources Sector in southern Europe, North Africa and Central Asia.
Founder and CEO – Levin Sources
Estelle is CEO and Founder of a B CorpTM Certified advisory firm, Levin Sources, which has helped 150+ clients mine, trade, source, invest, regulate, advocate & enable more responsibly & sustainably through 250+ projects on 150+ minerals in 80+ countries. She is an expert in artisanal mining, responsible sourcing, environmental & human rights due diligence, standards design & implementation, and minerals policy, for critical materials as well as precious, conflict & development minerals. Estelle is a certified board director and collaborative pioneer, championing other women in mining, SMEs, marginal voices, human rights & nature, speaking truth to power to build sustainable, valuable & equitable minerals systems. She is chair of the Investing in African Mining Indaba's Sustainability Committee, a member of Women in Mining UK's Policy Committee and a mentor for iWIM's International Women in Natural Resources Mentoring Programme.
Chief Sustainability Officer – London Metals Exchange
Georgina is the Chief of Staff and Chief Sustainability Officer for the London Metal Exchange. She is responsible for leading the LME’s work on sustainability, including LME responsible sourcing (an industry-wide programme in partnership with the OECD to ensure that producers of LME-listed metals meet globally accepted standards for the sourcing of metals) and LMEpassport (a centralised digital repository for ESG information for LME-listed metals). Georgina has worked at the LME since September 2012, initially in research and analytics. She began her career at Euromoney Institutional Investor and has a doctorate in psychology.
Director of Mining – IndustriALL Global Union
Glen Mpufane is the Director of Mining, Diamonds, Gems, Ornament and Jewelry Production (DGOJP) and OHS Lead for IndustriALL Global Union.
Glen leads IndustriALL Global Union’s global mining sector global engagement around the world of work, environmental, social and governance (ESG), Supply Chain Human Rights Due Diligence, climate change and IR 4.0 impacts, in addition to supporting mining affiliates’ organizing efforts. IndustriALL Global Union is a global union based in Geneva, Switzerland representing 52 million members in 140 countries and across 14 industrial sectors in mining, energy and manufacturing.
Glen has over 30 years’ global experience in the mining industry and holds a BA degree in Sociology and Communications.
Independent Insurance Advisor, Formerly Lead for mining at Munich Re – Independent
Communications and Interim Policy Director, International Secretariat, Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative - EITI
Joanne has over 20 years of experience in communications and government relations, many of which have been spent in the natural resource sector. She leads the EITI’s communications team, developing and implementing communications plans to build public awareness around the EITI and natural resource governance. In this capacity, she engages closely with EITI’s partner organisations.
Joanne holds a Master’s degree in modern languages from St Andrews University in Scotland, an MBA from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa and a Master’s in Sustainability Leadership from the University of Cambridge.
John is the Global Ambassador for the UN convened Global Tailings Management Institute, an outcome of the Investor Mining and Tailings Safety Initiative, setup post the tragic Brumadhino accident in Brazil. On a daily basis he runs Transition Inc, an advisory firm.
John has been working for the responsible investment community for the last 25 years and he held the role as Secretary-General of the Council on Ethics for the First, Second, Third and Fourth Swedish national pension funds for 12 years. Before that, in 2007 at Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) in Oslo, he was the first person responsible for environmental issues and he wrote the initial Climate Change expectations document and focused on corporate lobbying on climate change legislation in the US.
In 2000, he co-founded the company Green Index, who together with the insurance company Folksam produced the first climate change index in the world, the predecessor to CDP - covering all the companies on the Stockholm stock exchange. In addition John has held numerous board roles for organizations such as foundations over the years. John started his career at ABB where he worked with corporate sustainability.
Chief Executive Officer – Institute for Human Rights and Business
John Morrison is CEO of the Institute for Human Rights and Business, a global 'think and do tank' working across governments, business, civil society and trade unions to help leverage better human rights outcomes. He serves on a number of boards and advisory councils for government agencies, businesses and intergovernmental organisations. In relation to mining, IHRB is involved in trying to better advance security-related issues (VPs, ICOCA) as well as better governance of commodity supply chains (IRMA, ICMM review, specific commodity initiatives), transition minerals, better transparency (EITI, satellite technology) and the responsibilities of the commodity trading sector (in partnership with the Swiss government). IHRB established centres in Myanmar and Colombia which undertook sector-wide approaches to mapping human rights impact assessment in the mining and other sectors. IHRB is currently very involved in understanding how climate finance can be better used to promote Just Transition through consultative status with UN bodies and observer status in UNFCCC.
Senior Advisor, Minerals & Extractives, Centre for Responsible Business Conduct, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs – OECD
Global Head of Mine Closure Planning and Circular Economy (Mining) – Independent
Strategic Advisor, Newmont Corporation – Newmont
WB Sectors - Global Sustainability Lead – ING
Partner, Global Head of Industries, Global Head of Mining & Metals – White and Case Legal firm
She brings her knowledge and experience to a broad range of transactions across the mining & metals sector globally, regularly taking the lead on financing, M&A/corporate, project development and restructuring transactions, as well as operational improvement and best practice projects. Rebecca is known for her unparalleled knowledge of the commercial, technical and political, ESG and sustainability aspects of the mining and metals sector and her ability to deftly integrate these with the legal considerations on any given matter for her clients. She previously worked as an in-house counsel at BHP.
Tal Lomnitzer is a Senior Investment Manager on the Global Natural Resources Team at Janus Henderson Investors, a position he has held since 2019. He is responsible for several ESG oriented portfolios within the Global Natural Resources suite of strategies. Prior to this, he was deputy head of global resources and fund manager at Colonial First State Global Asset Management from 2011. He launched and ran various global resources and energy funds at Merchant Capital, NewSmith Capital, and ORN Capital, where he was a partner from 2010, 2007, and 2004, respectively. Tal began his career in 1998 at Morgan Grenfell/Deutsche Asset Management.
Tal received first class BA and MA degrees in economics from Cambridge University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and several ESG accreditations including the CFA Level IV Certificates in Climate & Investing and ESG Investing as well as the UNPRI Advanced Responsible Investment Analysis Certificate. Additionally, he is certified by the Institute of Directors, currently serving as Chairman of HVH Arts a charity serving underprivileged children in London. He has 25 years of financial industry experience.
Senior Vice President AECOM, Brazil Country Manager
- Member of the Committee that developed the Terms of Reference for the State of Minas Gerais mandatory closure of upstream tailings dams.
- Expert to the Judge in the Samarco Case.
- Leader of the Technical, Environmental and Social Independent Audit team reporting to the Brazilian Authorities regarding the response and the reparation after the failures of the Fundão dam in Mariana and the B_1 dam in Brumadinho.
- Leader of the Technical Independent Audit team reporting to the Brazilian National Mining Agency.
- Executive with over 25 years of experience in multinational and national companies in the fields of Engineering, Environment, Infrastructure, and Risk and Management Consulting, having held positions as CEO, Director of Strategy, Director of Operations, and Senior Consultant.
- International and multicultural experience in high-complexity projects in Brazil, Latin America, North America, Africa, and Eastern Europe.