As Europe's largest mining investment forum, you will hear from some of the greatest leaders in mining, investment, and finance with more than 250 speakers providing the latest market commentary, project updates and insights in tackling the big challenges facing the industry.
Throughout the three-day conference programme, you’ll also hear project updates from more than 100 mining companies, enabling investors to understand management’s vision for the business, the level of financing required, the upsides as well as the risks involved with the project, along with some of the most compelling reasons to invest.
Grace Barrasso is the Global Head ESG and Risk for ArcelorMittal’s mining segment. She previously held the position as Vice-President Sustainable Development for the Canadian segment
Grace has over 20 years experience as a sustainability and ESIA practitioner for the metals and mining sector where she has worked in various regions across the world, including Côte D’Ivoire, Mauritania, Guinea and Arctic Canada. Her areas of specialization are in environmental management, health & safety, Aboriginal peoples, development economics and policy, and conflict resolution.
Grace has also intervened as a social consultant in international ESIAs, Environmental and Social Management Plans (ESMP) and Environmental and Social Due Diligence against international standards (IFC Performance Standards, World Bank Operational Policies, Equator Principles) in various countries, including for the African Development Bank (Côte D’Ivoire). She has a critical understanding of the social risks associated with resource and infrastructure development projects.
Grace began her professional career as EHS Manager in region Europe (based in Brussels) from 1996 to 2006 with the aluminium industry. She was also a part-time lecturer at Concordia University in Montreal, Department of Geography, for a post-graduate course on Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) from 2010 to 2012 and again in 2016.
Grace has been on the Board of the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA) since 2020.
Fluent in English, French and Italian, Grace holds several degrees (undergraduate and postgraduate) from Concordia University in Montreal, The University of Ottawa and The London School of Economics & Political Science.