Tay Such: Graduate in Geological Sciences from the UNS Diploma in Evaluation of Investment Mining Projects. Professor in the Geology career at the UNRN and postgraduate at the UBA. Guest professor at Universidad Austral, UNSAM, IADEM and CFI. She was a Professional Analyst and Director of Promotion and Development of Mining Projects for the Ministry of Mining of the Nation between September 2016 and January 2020. In the private sector, it stood out as a leader in various areas such as exploration, legal monitoring of files, social sustainability and institutional relations. He is a member of the Advisory Committee of WIM-Argentina Member of the Network of Academics for Sustainable Mining and independent consultant. She is the author and co-author of numerous publicly accessible reports and presentations that have been the objective of promoting the national mining portfolio and to rescue the added value of the mining industry both nationally and internationally. Currently member of the consultancy INSERTARSE. With more than 17 years of experience in the sector, is part of the group of pioneering women in rescuing and disseminating the female role in mining. In 2022, she was distinguished with the "Outstanding Woman in Mining" Award by Argentina Mining. Daniel Jerez: Geologist and Public Accountant from the National University of Córdoba. Senior Consultant in policies and regulation in the mining sector for the World Bank. He has been National Director of Mining Promotion. He has been Head of Public Relations and Head of Project Planning and Evaluation of Pan American Silver. Consultant in project evaluation and mining economics for companies and mining chambers in Argentina. He worked for 25 years in the Mining Secretariat of the Province of Córdoba. Professor of Mining Geology and Economic Evaluation of projects at UNLAR. Graduate professor at the UBA and the UCCuyo. Guest lecturer in courses for ECLAC, UNSAM, Universidad Austral, ESPOL of Ecuador, the CCRyRM of Chile and CFI. Currently asesor of the consultancy INSERTARSE He has published papers and articles in magazines and books. He has given more than 70 conferences at universities (UNRN, UNLAR, UNRC, UNC, UNT, UNCa, UNSM, UBA) and at international and national meetings on: Mining and sustainable development; value added; Economic benefits of mining projects; Participation of the state in the mining rent. He has been awarded as Outstanding Professional in another discipline in Argentina Mining 2014. Roberto Lencina: Roberto Lencina is a geologist and mediator with more than 28 years of experience in the mining industry, especially in the analysis and management of social conflicts associated with the activity. He is also a teacher and researcher at the National University of Tucumán. He has a Diploma in Community Relations. • He is director of the Academic-Cultural Exchange Program (Energy, Leadership and Communities) between the National University of Tucumán and Northern Arizona University-Flagstaff, Az, USA. • Director of the Environmental Observatory (Mining) of the National University of Tucumán • Was Advisor to the National Mining Secretariat in the areas of communication, community development, performance standards (February-June 2022). • Advisor to the Government of Catamarca for the Moderation of 3 instances of Citizen Participation and Public Hearing for Lithium projects. • Member of the Board of Journal of Geoethics and Social Geosciences • Facilitator of the elaboration process of the Strategic Plan for the Argentine Mining Development (PEDMA) – SECMIN • Editor for the IDB of the Chapter ¨Inclusive Mining¨ for the process of the Strategic Plan for Mining Development of the Mining Secretariat of the Nation. • Argentine representative of the Task Group Responsible Mining of the IAPG (International Association from Promoting Gheoethics) www.geoethics.org/tgrm • Advisor to the IUGS Geoethics Committee (https://www.geoethics.org/iugs-cg ) • Currently member of the consultancy INSERTARSE • Has received the Johannes Boon distinction in the Outstanding Community Relations category in the latest edition of Argentina Mining 2022
The need to inform about mining and sustainability has reshaped the perspective on mining investment and its impact on the territories where it takes place. This investment incurs its highest expenditure in the construction of the mine and throughout its entire production stage. An analysis of the economic benefits generated by this investment has shown that between 75% and 85% of the generated value remains in the countries where it is carried out. This distribution of benefits can be measured through the economic NPV (Net Present Value) of the mining project. On the other hand, there is a portion of mining investment that, in comparative terms to the aforementioned, does not involve large expenditures but has a direct and indirect social impact, and its benefits are not easy to evaluate. These investments create tangible and intangible, quantifiable and non-quantifiable impacts on the host communities, extending beyond the lifespan of a mining project. This raises questions: How to quantify the SOCIAL NPV of mining development? What indicators to use? How and who should measure them? What is the time frame of these impacts? It is time to address this analysis and utilize it as a tool in the planning of mineral resource governance to maximize the socio-economic benefits from mining investments.