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October 2021
SOOP Strategies Inc. is a highly specialized mining and sustainability brand delivering transformational sustainability performance solutions to our clients.

2021 Has Been About Community

The importance of human connection has never been more apparent than it has since the pandemic began. Although the pandemic has restricted our movements and requires us to socially distance from others, SOOP Strategies has been keenly involved in community activities and support this year, at a safe distance of course.
Much of our client work has involved significant outreach to stakeholders (via phone or zoom), to better understand their perspectives and interests, whether it be for sustainability reporting or ESG strategy development. The outcome of one of our projects will culminate in a web-based tool for minerals exploration and development companies that will provide the fundamentals of social impacts to better assess and address impacts on Indigenous host communities.
SOOP is always at the forefront in supporting what we are passionate about: working with the minerals development industry to be a valuable member of thriving communities.
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Mentorship and Support to Girls in STEM

Our annual Sustainability Breakfast Event in Toronto during the 2021 PDAC Convention was cancelled due to COVID-19. Instead, we decided to donate our event budget to hEr VOLUTION, a Canadian organization that supports young girls to explore careers in STEM, and we subsequently began a mentoring relationship too!
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Every Child Matters

For Canada's first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, SOOP donated equivalent of one days' salary on behalf our employees to the Woodlands Cultural Centre in Brantford Ontario. The Centre promotes and preserves Indigenous history, art, language and culture, and is site of the former Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School.
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Supporting Native Child and Family Services of Toronto

Our team member, Avi Inbar, participated in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on October 17, 2021, in the in-person 10K event, fundraising for the Native Child and Family Services of Toronto.
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Latest News

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"ESG Unearthed" on Future of Mining 365: Liz Freele interviews Sabrina Dias

Sabrina Dias and Sympact Co-Founder & Managing Partner Elizabeth Freele brought ESG to the soundwaves as they discusses the concept of integrating sustainability as it relates to the mining sector on a recent ESG Unearthed Podcast episode. Their conversation delved into ESG and sustainability challenges within the mining industry. Hosted by Future of Mining 365 and Sympact Advisory, the ESG Unearthed Podcast episode can be found here, check it out!

SOOP Business Updates

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Climate change is no longer an environmental issue alone. We see it daily in our work with clients on high level ESG strategies, social impact assessments, and integration of sustainability into business planning. We are upskilling our team in energy and greenhouse gas accounting, and aligning with partners in areas of sustainable innovation so we can become better at what we do.
Over the summer we’ve welcomed Rukiya Abdulle to the SOOP Team. Rukiya is a Masters of Science in Sustainability Management candidate at the University of Toronto. She brings added excellence and creativity to our projects, and is such a pleasure that we've asked her to stay on for another term!
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A Project Professional’s Must-Have – Best Practices and Tools for Project Teams

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Co-authored by SOOP Strategies' CEO, Sabrina Dias, Integrating Sustainability Into Major Projects: Best Practices and Tools for Project Teams features tools, models, and experience from the front lines of sustainability management on major projects. Readers can expect to find each chapter detailed with invaluable sustainability design and management strategies and sample tools for project execution plans, engineering decision-making, stakeholder engagement tracking, logging commitments and follow-up actions, permit tracking, and construction management.
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Round of Applause To Our Very Own!

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TMX contributor

SOOP Strategies is now listed as an ESG Contributor on the TSX Venture Exchange under company services, ESG 101. This a huge step forward in our dedication to creating a shift in the mineral resource industry. We want our clients to see performance results when integrating ESG into their business, through improved scores with ratings agencies, attraction of new investors, and environmental stewardship and societal contribution that is strategic and lasting.
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CIM Award

A warm congratulations to Sabrina Dias for being awarded by the Canadian Institute of Mining with Excellence in Sustainable Development Award. We are proud to see her achievements and dedication towards Sustainability in mining being nationally recognized!
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Avi Inbar

A big congratulations to Avi Inbar for completing his Master’s of Science Degree in Sustainability Management from the University of Toronto! We are ecstatic to see his growth continue with SOOP as he recently completed a certification with CSA: ISO 14064-1:2018 Greenhouse Gas Inventories & Measuring Carbon Footprint.

Our Next Steps...

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We are excited to announce our journey to achieving Certified B Corporation status, the journey has been impactful and progressive. We are looking forward to achieving this Certification status and upholding social responsibility within our company and for our stakeholders.
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SOOP's first Sustainability Report, to be released soon, will cover our key priority topics, measured impact, and plans for the future. As well, we reference existing frameworks, supplemented by custom designed metrics that are fit for our size and purpose. Stay tuned!
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Connecting in person for the first Mining Leadership ESG Roundtable is important to us. We are monitoring how the pandemic evolves. If possible, we will hold the event in Toronto at reduced capacity at 7am on March 7th, 2022. We will keep you updated.

Topical Reads

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