ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) in Mining – Thematic Research

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Extraction and primary processing of metals and minerals are responsible for 26% of global carbon emissions. Outlining comprehensive environmental, social, and governance (ESG) action plans by mining companies will play an essential role in the global transition to the sustainable production of critical minerals.

The ESG in mining thematic research report identifies the ESG concerns present in the mining industry. It breaks down sustainability by identifying contributing factors and mitigating actions. It also lists the trends in mining with an explanation of their ramifications. The market research report analyzes all relevant companies’ relative positions in the ESG theme.

ESG Trends in Mining

The main trends shaping the ESG theme are classified into two categories: technology trends and macroeconomic trends.

Technology Trends: The proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT) technology, artificial intelligence (AI), and blockchain across the industry, as well as the growing popularity of autonomous vehicles, and drones are some of the technology trends impacting the ESG theme in mining.

Macroeconomic Trends: The key macroeconomic trends impacting the ESG theme in mining are the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, rising energy prices, activist investors, and capital raising.

ESG Framework in Mining

GlobalData’s ESG framework can help companies assess their sustainability policies, performance, and progress. It will help them identify and mitigate factors that contribute to negative consequences and pursue actions to improve ESG performance.

ESG Framework Analysis

ESG Framework Analysis

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Leading Companies in the Mining Sector

Some of the leading mining companies making their mark within the ESG theme are Anglo American, BHP, China Shenhua Energy, Freeport- McMoRan, Fortescue Metals, Glencore, Newmont, Rio Tinto, Vale, and Nornickel among others.

ESG in Mining Sector Scorecard

GlobalData uses a scorecard approach to predict tomorrow’s leading companies within each sector. The sector scorecards help to determine which companies are best positioned for a future filled with disruptive threats. Each sector scorecard has three screens:

  • The thematic screen shows who are the overall leaders in the 10 themes that matter most, based on the thematic engine.
  • The valuation screen shows whether publicly listed players appear cheap or expensive relative to their peers, based on consensus forecasts from investment analysts.
  • The risk screen shows who the riskiest players in each industry are, based on the assessment of four risk categories: operational risk, financial risk, industry risk, and country risk.

Mining Sector Scorecard – Thematic Screen

Mining Sector Scorecard – Thematic Screen

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ESG in Mining Report Overview

Report Pages 44
Regions Covered Global
ESG in Mining Trends Technology and Macroeconomic
Key Technology Trends Internet of Things (IoT) technology, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain, Autonomous Vehicles, and Drones
Key Macroeconomic Trends COVID-19, Energy Prices, Activist Investors, and Capital Raising
Leading Mining Companies Anglo American, BHP, China Shenhua Energy, Freeport- McMoRan, Fortescue Metals, Glencore, Newmont, Rio Tinto, Vale, and Nornickel

Reasons to Buy

  • Understand the threats and opportunities ESG concerns present to the industry. Position yourself for future success by making the correct ESG investments.
  • Cut through the noise with GlobalData’s ESG framework that identifies contributing factors and mitigating actions.
  • Uncover the mining companies excelling with GlobalData’s thematic scorecard. Understand and replicate their success with the extensive coverage of each leading company’s activity in the companies’ section.
  • Develop relevant and credible sales and marketing messages for mining companies by understanding key industry challenges and which ESG products and services are desired. Identify attractive investment targets by understanding which companies are most advanced in the themes that will determine future success in the mining industry.

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Anglo American
Fortescue Metals

Table of Contents

| Contents

Executive summary

GlobalData’s ESG framework


The ESG action feedback loop

ESG challenges in mining

Case studies

ESG timeline


Sector scorecard


Further reading

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