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ESG could mean billions for mining sector

The roots of ESG investing go back to a January 2004 letter former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan wrote to the CEOs of major financial institutions to find ways to integrate ESG into capital markets. The following year, Who Cares Wins was published under the auspices of the UN Global Compact with the participation of 20 financial institutions with total assets under management of over US$6 trillion. It concluded companies that performed better with regard to these issues could “increase shareholder value by, for example, properly managing risks, anticipating regulatory action or accessing new markets, while at the same time contributing to the sustainable development of the societies in which they operate”.

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ESG is a key success factor for Ivanhoe's Kamoa-Kakula Copper JV in Democratic Republic of Congo

ESG principles have become a set of standards socially conscious investors use to screen potential investments and they are swiftly arriving to the mining sector.