By Alan Coutts, President and CEO
Podcasts have become popular over the last decade as a form of entertainment and a source of information and learning. In fact, over 10 million Canadians have listened to a podcast in the last month. Following on the popularity of our Eagle’s Eye newsletter, we decided to bring you some new and different perspectives via podcasting.
I’ve spent my 30-year career working on mining projects throughout Canada, Scandinavia and Australasia. Those experiences and the people I interacted with helped shape my views on how a mining company should conduct resource development in a sustainable, inclusive and profitable manner. I’ll be your host, and all of my guests will have an interesting viewpoint, perspective or story to tell. I want to share these with you over the course of our series.
If you listen to Eagle’s Eye…and I hope you will, you’ll hear from a wide variety of guests including industry experts, trail-blazing pioneers and community leaders on topics as diverse as the role of mining in the green revolution and the geology of the Ring of Fire to the expectations of First Nations’ leaders and communities and the important role diversity plays in today’s mining industry.
Mining is not a sunset industry; in fact, it’s a global leader that provides materials for our modern construction and technology-driven society. It is also the largest private employer of indigenous peoples worldwide and often plays the role of government in countries that can’t provide basic service to their own populations. Miners are innovators and have found unique solutions to reduce our environmental impact and recover or re-purpose our closed sites.
So, join me as we explore the mining industry, how its role in society has evolved and how we can prepare to responsibly lead the industry in the decades to come. Eagle’s Eye is available wherever you find your favourite podcasts: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or on our podcast website, Simplecast.
If you’ve never listened, it’s easy to get the hang of it so we hope you’ll give it a try. Please subscribe so you will get notified of new episodes as they are available.