Pricing ESG: How do sustainable mining practices affect mineral costs?

By IM Staff
Published: Friday, 30 August 2019

Pressure to improve environmental and social governance in the mining industry has refocused attention on the cost-benefit balance of producing minerals in ethical ways. Jonathan Brooks, examines how ESG is being priced into projects.

Environmental and social governance (ESG) has, for a long time, been a woolly issue for the global mining industry.

The absence of hard and fast rules on how to develop and implement ESG policies, and the lack of penalties for failing to do so, mean many companies have tended to...

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