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November 24, 2020

Mining & Renewable energy -- a greener way forward

The annual Responsible Mining Index Report, published in May of this year, paints a similar picture. This found that the mining industry has only made piecemeal progress towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly.

Renewables Now
November 19, 2020

Going low-carbon mining may satisfy investors but have little measurable impact

The results of the Responsible Mining Index (RMI) Report 2020 reveal that 63 per cent of assessed large-scale mining companies have not identified and reported on the potential implications of climate-exacerbated impacts of mining on communities, workers and the environment.

The Lawyer's Daily
November 18, 2020

Brazilian state affected by Vale dam burst rejects $4bn offer

Switzerland-based Responsible Mining Foundation (RMF) published a study in early April this year, showing that investor-led action had resulted in improved transparency regarding the state of such facilities.
November 12, 2020

Penny wise and pound foolish: Why Canadian mining companies must measure and address human rights impacts early in a project

Despite that recognition, an evidence-based independent 2020 review of the ESG performance of 38 large-scale mining companies by the Responsible Mining Foundation found that “the mining industry has yet to prove it puts ESG risk management over short-term considerations

November 11, 2020

Supporting sustainable development places focus on climate change, risks for mining

In the context of the Paris Climate Agreement, and the central role that mined commodities play in daily life, the Responsible Mining Foundation (RMF) says it is important to fully consider the direct and indirect impacts and externalised costs of mining activities both now, and for the future.

Engineering News
November 10, 2020

RMF urges ban on deep-sea mining until effects better understood

A moratorium on deep sea mining should be enforced until the process is fully researched and understood, the Responsible Mining Foundation said Nov. 10. During an RMF webinar hosted Nov. 11, CEO Hélène de Villiers-Piaget said that until the full ramifications of deep-sea mining are understood a "moratorium" should be enacted.

S&P Global Platts
October 30, 2020

Três letras que vieram para ficar

Vale reforçou o trabalho de diagnóstico e disseminação dos princípios de ESG. A empresa estudou a metodologia por trás dos principais provedores de informações sobre ESG: ISS, Glass Lewis, MSCI, Sustainalytics, Responsible Mining Index e DJSI."

September 28, 2020

Gold miners increasing focus on ESG, but challenges remain

A Sept. 23 joint report of the Responsible Mining Foundation and the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment at Columbia University concluded that as a whole, the mining sector is falling short of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, a common metric related to ESG themes.

S&P Global Market Intelligence