Comment and Analysis

Comment, analysis and discussion from the staff at ICMM.

Embracing Change, Building Trust: Our journey continues – Keynote speech at the 33rd BMO Global Metals, Mining & Critical Minerals Conference

Read ICMM President & CEO Rohitesh Dhawan's keynote speech to the 33rd BMO Capital Markets Global Metals, Mining & Critical Minerals Conference, in full.

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The role of responsible mining in the clean energy transition: Sustainability Leaders Podcast

Ahead of the 33rd BMO Capital Markets Global Metals, Mining & Critical Minerals Conference, ICMM CEO joins Colin Hamilton to discuss what the industry needs to do to embrace nature-positive mining.

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Why tackling Scope 3 emissions will help win the climate change war ↗

The harsh reality of climate change is hitting populations worldwide and scientists believe it is only the start writes ICMM's CEO Rohitesh Dhawan for the World Economic Forum's: Agenda platform.

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Energy 360 podcast: Responsible Mining with Rohitesh Dhawan

ICMM CEO Rohitesh Dhawan talked with Gracelin Baskaran about responsible mining and the challenges faced by the global mining industry.

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Pisco sours, palm trees and one extraordinary baby toy: The story of modern mining in Chile

Pisco sours, palm trees and baby toys are an unlikely trinity, but they tell the story of modern mining in Chile and hold important lessons for the future of our industry everywhere, writes ICMM President and CEO Ro Dhawan.

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The fundamentals of creating social value and environmental resilience that supports shared prosperity

“The fundamentals of creating social value and environmental resilience that supports shared prosperity”. That’s a lot of business speak, says ICMM CEO Ro Dhawan at IMARC.

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The new mineral era is here, and Chile is at the centre of it

The choices that society will make to ensure responsible mining will shape the overall health and wellbeing of the people and planet for generations to come. Chile has a central role to play in this, writes ICMM President and CEO Ro Dhawan.

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The three global trends shaping the mining industry

There are 3 reasons why the Mining Times are upon us – and these are best understood as 3 simple questions that the world is asking, says ICMM CEO Ro Dhawan at FT Mining Summit.

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Brazil: Nature and Mining - A Photo Diary

Last month I had the privilege of visiting one of the wonders of the natural world, the Amazon.

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Energy Evolution podcast: Improving nickel sustainability for electric vehicle batteries

ICMM CEO Rohitesh Dhawan joined S&P Global's Energy Evolution Podcast to discuss sustainability and reporting standards for nickel mining to supporting electric vehicle battery production.

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A little thought goes a long way in restoring nature

Can nature truly recover on land that’s been mined? Many would understandably think a worry-filled ‘no’, but I saw how one mine is showing that with a little thought it can thrive.

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What 400 years of history can teach us about sustainability for the future

We can learn much from Sumitomo's centuries-old approach to responsible business.

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The Voice shines a light on recognition and reconciliation for all First Nations Peoples: What role will you play?

Australia's upcoming referendum vote on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament sheds light on the challenges of reconciliation and recognition that Indigenous Peoples face.

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World Mining Congress — Keynote

Speaking at the 26th World Mining Congress, ICMM's Rohitesh Dhawan, shares how members are committing to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in the industry.

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Mistrust in mining should worry us all ↗

The mining industry has failed to earn the broad-based trust of society. Changing this is the industry’s responsibility, but it is nonetheless in everyone’s interest, writes Ro Dhawan in Euractiv.

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What does a circular economy look like… with multiple circles?

With metals and minerals being core ingredients of all clean energy technologies, WEF predicts that we will need around 3 billion tons of metal to attain net zero by 2050.

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Sustainability Uncovered Podcast: Circular business models; climate finance evolutions; and, edie’s 25th birthday

ICMM's Christian Spano joins the edie podcast team to discuss how we can work together to harness the social, economic and environmental benefits of the transition to a circular economy.

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There is no single solution for vehicle safety in the mining and metals industry — An integrated approach to technology and improving performance is critical ↗

In safety, one size doesn't fit all; safe ways of working are built shift by shift, day by day, and over time writes ICMM's Michael Duvenhage for Mining Magazine.

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World Water Day 2023 — Seven ways ICMM members are taking action on sustainable water management

On World Water Day, Closure and Water Manager Emma Gagen writes about the role of mining and metals in managing the world’s water sustainably.

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ICMM works towards ‘nature-positive’ mining ↗

ICMM's Hayley Zipp is interviewed by Leah Shelene Asaram for Mining Weekly on how members have committed to pursue continual improvement in environmental performance.

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