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Jeff Geipel

Mining Shared Value Founder and Managing Director, Engineers Without Borders Canada

Jeff Geipel is the founder and managing director for the Mining Shared Value programme of Engineers Without Borders Canada. This non-profit initiative works to improve the development impacts of mineral extraction in host countries through increasing local procurement by the global mining industry. Through this work Jeff co-created the Mining Local Procurement Reporting Mechanism (LPRM) in partnership with the German development agency GIZ. The LPRM is a publicly available set of disclosures to increase and harmonise how companies share information on local procurement, now in use by twelve global mining companies. Before Engineers Without Borders Jeff was the founder and first executive director of Fair Trade Vancouver, which became a model for municipal-based fair trade organizations across Canada. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Jeff holds a master’s degree in international development from the London School of Economics in the United Kingdom, and now resides in London.