Skarn Associates adds more expertise to its board
Introducing Sophie Chung and Martin Hollands
Skarn Associates is pleased to announce the recent appointment of two new board members, Sophie Chung and Martin Hollands. These appointments add substantial expertise in support of Skarn’s mission to provide high quality forward-looking mining sector ESG research.
Skarn is developing a unique dataset of mining industry environmental, social and governance (ESG) impacts on a forward-looking, asset-by-asset basis. The resulting Mining-ESG product will be made launched via an online data platform in September 2020, allowing clients to independently evaluate mining company ESG performance.
Sophie Chung, Director - Industry Analysis, was previously manager of Copper Cost Research at Wood Mackenzie and principal copper analyst at Rio Tinto. Her expertise ranges from financial valuation of assets and companies to dynamic modelling of global supply and costs. Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, Sophie worked in equity research at Desjardins Capital Markets, covering the majors and mid-caps on the Toronto stock exchange, in addition to assisting the corporate development team with due diligence on mining assets.
At Skarn, Sophie is leading the development of detailed forward-looking mine-by-mine ESG datasets.
Martin Hollands, Director - Environmental Sustainability has forty years experience bringing together governments, businesses and conservation organisations to work on a shared sustainability agenda. An ecologist, he has extensive experience in the extractives, energy, agriculture and tropical commodities.
He has worked closely with companies such as Rio Tinto and BP, sector associations including the IPIECA and ICMM, and international agencies such as the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation and the United Nations. Martin has also been involved for thirty-plus years developing global and national policies on the environment, and on how environmental issues are mainstreamed into other sector policies.
Besides his work with Skarn, Martin is the MD of Conservation Policy & Practice Ltd, Senior Advisor on Business & Biodiversity at BirdLife International, Director of Sustainability at Bloomsbury Minerals Economics and Co-chair of the Strategy & Objectives Working Group of the Global Platform on Sustainable Natural Rubber.
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