Mining towards 2050: minerals and metals for a sustainable world - part 1

In the face of today’s uncertainty, Wood experts discuss commodities, market outlook and building resilience for our future. Are commodities today following typical supply demand patterns? Is this period of volatility different from others? How is the mining industry being impacted and why is it proving to be more resilient than others?
Content
2:22 Commodity and market outlook today
6:37 Impact of the pandemic on mining companies
12:33 Near-term focus and priorities for mining companies
16:19 What’s next for commodities
23:14 How to build resilience
David Bleiker
David Bleiker
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Global mining sector lead for environment and infrastructure
Wood’s global mining sector leader for environment and infrastructure. During his 25-year consulting career, he’s become a leading voice in tailings management. He has a strong expertise in hydrology, hydrogeology, geotechnical and conceptual studies and has worked on numerous landmark projects related to mine waste management, mine closure and water management. David is based in Toronto.
Mike Woloschuk
Mike Woloschuk
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Global technical lead for mineral processing and vice president global mining consulting
Wood’s global technical leader for mineral processing and vice president, global mining consulting for mining and minerals. A former partner and head of process engineering for Canada’s largest precious metals-focused private equity fund, Mike brings 25 years of experience in the mining industry including operations, capital projects and corporate development. His commodity experience includes gold, silver, nickel, cobalt, copper and uranium. An Australian-Canadian, Mike is based in Salt Lake City and is a two-time Asia-Pacific men’s championship curler.
Julian Sparks
Julian Sparks
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Global mining strategy lead
Wood’s global mining strategy lead. He has 15 years of experience in capital projects in the nuclear and mining industries. Throughout his career, he has worked for large global engineering and construction companies and client organisations in the UK and South America. Originally from South Africa, Julian is based in Santiago.
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