Mining Indaba – Cape Town, South Africa

Veracity CEO Steven Fox jointly moderated a panel of mining industry thought leaders titled “ESG: Earning and Protecting a License to Operate.” Panelists discussed the increasing public and regulatory scrutiny facing project stakeholders as they navigate the sophisticated landscape surrounding licenses to operate.

TICAD – Tokyo

As part of TICAD 7, a major Japan-Africa conference, sponsored by the Japanese government, Veracity hosted one of the official side-bar panels, entitled “Succeeding in Africa: Lessons from the front-lines.” The panel included Veracity CEO Steven Fox, as well as Hirofumi Katase, Executive Vice Chairman, Director General of Industrial Science and Technology, I-Pulse Inc., and a former Vice Minister for the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI); Toshikazu Otani, Chief Executive for Africa, ITOCHU; Rebecca Major, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills (Paris); and Robert Kayihura, Senior Advisor, Covington & Burling (Johannesburg).

Investing in Africa Today – Toronto

Veracity CEO Steven Fox spoke on a panel titled “Case Studies in Doing Business in Africa” at the third annual Investing in Africa Today summit hosted by McKinsey at their Toronto offices. The event, which was sponsored by the Canada-Africa Chamber of Business, focused on the challenges and opportunities of investing in Africa and had over 200 attendees.

Harvard Business School – Cambridge, Massachusetts

Veracity CEO Steven Fox visited Harvard Business School (HBS), where he was a guest speaker in Professor Sophus Reinert’s Globalization and Emerging Markets course. The class discussed two HBS case studies, first published in 2011 and updated in 2017, which focus, respectively, on Veracity’s work on FCPA issues in West Africa and political risk concerns in Syria. Cameron Bell, an associate director at Veracity, also participated in the classroom discussion.

IISS Event – London, UK

Veracity Managing Director Carla McRoberts spoke on a panel discussion entitled “Latin America’s Elections Amid Crisis: Instability and the Search for Change.” The event, hosted by the International Institute for Strategic Studies, sought to explore the factors leading to political disruption and its impact on elections and beyond. Carla spoke on the themes of corruption, declining trust in political elites, and weak economic growth, all of which have had the combined effect of galvanizing a cadre of anti-establishment candidates and their supporters in the run up to the region’s various presidential elections.