Sarah Weber – The ‘S’ in ESG – Building Positive Respectful Indigenous Relationships for Mineral Explorers

Sarah Weber, BSc., MBA, P.Geo.,

408 – 688 West Hastings Street

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Recognizing the crucial role that Indigenous communities are coming to play in contemporary mineral exploration projects is becoming an industry standard. Building positive and respectful relationships with these communities are significant forces in providing both market confidence and public project confidence, and even an ally. Creating a healthy dialogue through an open and honest approach is key to laying the foundation for productive relationships. While the management tools to mitigating risks are highly contextual to the project, the goal is to ensure all parties are pulling in the same direction towards mutually beneficial solutions.

At C3, we work to identify specific areas of risk that a project may present during its lifetime and then collaboratively design and implement engagement strategies to ensure a successful endeavour.


Sarah is the President & CEO of C3 Alliance Corp – a strategic advisory and consulting firm providing project consulting in the natural resource sector. She has over 20 years of diversified experience working closely with Indigenous Communities, the natural resource sectors, governments and communities within British Columbia, Canada. The foundation of her practice is based on trust, respect, and a commitment to create benefits and certainty. Sarah holds a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of British Columbia and an Executive MBA from the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University. Sarah currently sits as an independent Director on the Boards of Happy Creek Minerals Ltd. and Snowline Gold Corp.