Media advisory - EDC workshop tomorrow to show mining companies how good CSR
increases financing options

OTTAWA, March 6 /CNW Telbec/ - Export Development Canada (EDC) will host a workshop tomorrow at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Annual Convention to help mining sector companies learn how to increase financing options by enhancing the environmental and social sustainability of their projects.

This session will help mining companies, and the consultants who work with them, understand the international standards in use in decision-making by lending institutions. Companies will learn how their Environmental and Social Impact Assessments should be incorporated into their overall due diligence when developing a mine.

    WHAT:   Export Development Canada Workshop

    WHERE:  (PDAC) Annual Convention
            Metro Toronto Convention Centre
            Room 803, South Building

    WHEN:   Sunday, March 7, 2010
            11:30 am to 4:00 pm

    WHO:    Yolanda Banks, Senior Advisor, Corporate Social Responsibility,

EDC is Canada's export credit agency, offering innovative commercial solutions to help Canadian exporters and investors expand their international business. EDC's knowledge and partnerships are used by more than 8,400 Canadian companies and their global customers in up to 200 markets worldwide each year. EDC is financially self-sustaining, a recognized leader in financial reporting and economic analysis, and has been named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for nine consecutive years.

SOURCE Export Development Canada

For further information: For further information: Yolanda Banks, Cell: (613) 852-8241, Blackberry:; Lyne Hebert, Cell: (613) 218-4537, Blackberry:

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