Responsible Raw Material’s fourth Annual Conference - “Material Value Chains: The Criticality of Trust” will be held from 9 – 12 May 2023. The conference will focus on building bridges to enable real change within material value chains.

As criticality continues to dominate the narrative and shape policy initiative worldwide, the incredible complexity of mineral value chains as well as the geostrategic, political, environmental and social implications of redesigning them are often misunderstood or underestimated.

Most stakeholders envisage only a limited portion of these complex, global systems, and can struggle to consider other perspectives. Even in the most technical fields, the sheer variety of circumstances and parties makes it essential to collaborate across disciplines and functions to achieve real change: this requires common understanding and trust.

To build responsible value chains we need to challenge assumptions, develop empathy for each other and agree on common objectives, and these are the themes we intend to explore over the course of the week. Our aim is to understand how we can improve the quality of dialogue, foster greater trust among various actors and facilitate innovation for more responsible and sustainable mineral value chains.

The fantastic schedule followed can be seen below: