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Greg Radford has spent more than 25 years helping businesses and governments develop, adopt and apply environmental and social standards. He has worked in over 50 countries on projects involving mining, oil and gas, energy, infrastructure, agriculture and the international financial sector.
Greg is an international sustainability expert in: policy development; natural resource management; environmental and social impact assessment; training and capacity building; and the application of international standards to projects in developing countries. He also has extensive experience helping corporations and governments engage with civil society and communities affected by major projects.
Greg has held senior management positions at Canadian corporations and international organizations, including the International Finance Corporation (IFC), prior to leading the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF).
The IGF is a centre of excellence on mining and sustainable development and serves as a unique global venue for dialogue between its 55 member-country governments, mining companies, civil society and other stakeholders. It provides capacity-building programs, tailored technical assistance and assessment services framed by its flagship policy tool, the Mining Policy Framework.
Greg aims to expand IGF’s advisory and technical support services, develop new partnerships and advocate for sustainable development and benefits sharing in the global mining sector.
He is based in IISD’s Ottawa office.