Ben Chalmers is Vice President, Sustainable Development at the Mining Association of Canada, based in Ottawa. In this role, Ben is responsible for the implementation of Towards Sustainable Mining. He also works with members on issues related to corporate responsibility both within Canada and internationally. Ben began working in the mining sector in 2004 at Myra Falls Operations, a zinc and copper mine in Western Canada as an Environmental Supervisor. Ben holds a Master’s degree from Royal Roads University in Environmental Management and a Bachelor’s degree from Simon Fraser University in Geography. Currently he also holds positions as the Industry Co-Chair of the Centre of Excellence on CSR and the Chair of the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute Advisory Council. Ben also sits as a board member for the Canadian Network for Aquatic Ecosystem Services. Ben is a Canadian Institute for Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum Distinguished Lecturer for his work on resource revenue transparency with the Publish What You Pay coalition.