Issues impacting investment in the mining sector

Asset managers globally have become the lightning rod for rapidly shifting populist views in Western countries, where the investment conversation is now dominated by environment, social and governance (ESG) factors.

These are being used to measure the sustainability and ethical impact of an investment in a company, based on its sustainability and ethical practices, attendees at the Joburg Indaba heard in September. CHANTELLE KOTZE reports.

This article first appeared in Mining Review Africa Issue 11, 2019
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The rapid evolution towards a global respect for ESG factors by investors and investment companies alike as well as the effect that this is having on different commodities, was explored by a panel which focused on the shifting investor perceptions of the mining industry chaired by Rothschild senior mining team adviser Fiona Perrott-Humphrey.

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