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ESG gone but must not be forgotten

It would come as a surprise to no one that the raft of company reports released over the past couple of weeks contained precious little information on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. Since markets tumbled mid-February and lockdowns sprung up in March, miners have – for the most part – been in crisis management mode, with all other subjects beyond survival filed away for sunnier times.

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But the almost complete disappearance of ESG from miners' vocabulary in recent weeks is cause for concern and risks making the industry look disingenuous.