Why ESG makes good business sense

Dr Cathryn MacCallum is head of ESG, responsible for furthering the company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives. In this interview, she explains who Akobo Minerals is and why she believes every business should be investing in a robust company-wide ESG program. Cathryn also explains why it reduces business risk and has a positive impact on a company’s profitability.

Dr Cathryn MacCallum in interview with Richie MacTaggart. Music: Henrik Villard.

Dr MacCallum is a socio-economist with a PhD in sustainable livelihoods and global learning. In a career already spanning over 25 years she has developed integrated approaches to diversifying sustainable livelihoods and has delivered wide-ranging technical support and advice to poverty reduction and education projects across Europe, sub-Saharan Africa, and the Middle East & North Africa regions.

MacCallum has particular energy and mining sector experience, advising and building the capacity of businesses by determining and managing ESG risks and achieving and maintaining a social licence to operate. She is involved in a range of international forums informing policy for the sector, provided ESG expert input into the recent review of the PERC Standard for reporting of exploration results, mineral resources and mineral reserves and regularly undertakes ESG due diligence on projects for international finance institutions and private equity companies.

For Akobo Minerals ESG related questions, please contact:

Cathryn MacCallum

Head of ESG in Akobo Minerals AB