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Investing in a greener future for the mining industry

How can mining companies prepare for the impacts of climate change? Carly Leonida of 'Intelligent Miner' speaks to ICMM's climate change lead Veronica Martinez.

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Rethinking how we work together to tackle the biodiversity crisis

Post-2020 offers opportunities for governments and businesses to rethink how they work together on biodiversity, writes ICMM biodiversity lead Hafren Williams.

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Building climate resilience

Developing an approach to climate-related risks doesn't have to mean reinventing the wheel, writes ICMM's climate lead Veronica Martinez for Mining Magazine.

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Responsible investment is on the rise but does the ESG emperor have any clothes?

Investors demand transparency - but are opaque about how they use ESG information - raising questions of impact, writes ICMM COO Aidan Davy for Ethical Corp.

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Starting a Conversation for Improved Health and Safety Performance

To protect lives at work we must address culture, says ICMM's health and safety lead, Mark Holmes for Mining Magazine.

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Navigating the ESG maze

Read ICMM CEO Tom Butler's blog on the decision by the US' Business Roundtable to embrace sustainable practices.

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The Road Ahead: Green, less-mean mining machines

ICMM's Mark Holmes gives Mining Magazine a project update on our Innovation for Cleaner, Safer Vehicles programme.

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We need a more informed debate about tax

Tax is complex, emotive and controversial. Debate needs to be informed by facts, and better mutual understanding.

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Carbon pricing is already changing behaviours

In a letter to the Financial Times, ICMM CEO Tom Butler notes that carbon carbon pricing can successfully change behaviours.

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Responsible mine closures ensure a sustainable environment and economy

Over the next decade many mines across the globe face closure making it an increasing priority for the industry, writes ICMM's closure lead Dawn Brock.

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For miners and heavy industry, carbon pricing can help cut climate emissions faster

Tom Butler explains why carbon pricing schemes should be expanded - and fast.

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Putting respect for human rights at the heart of mining

To mark Human Rights Day, Nicky Black discusses why respect for human rights should be a baseline for all companies

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Protecting biodiversity is everybody's business - here is how we do it

To halt loss of biodiversity, extractive projects must be respectful of the habitats in which they are operating, writes ICMM's biodiversity lead, Hafren Williams.

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Sometimes the label of 'conflict minerals' simply shouldn't apply

ICMM's COO Aidan Davy explores the importance of language, especially when using terms such as 'conflict minerals'.

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Climate change - a burning platform?

Tom Butler, ICMM's Chief Executive, outlines why climate change is a burning issue

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The myth of mining's resource curse

The question of whether an abundance of mineral resources hinders countries' economic progress is complex, writes ICMM's COO Adian Davy in an article published by World Economic Forum.

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How to Ban Mining in World Heritage Sites

ICMM CEO Tom Butler's blog first appeared on the Global Mining Observer website on 25 May 2018

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Space for civil society is critical for business: Human Rights Defenders must be protected

Nicky Black, Director - Environmental Stewardship and Social Progress

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Do local grievance mechanisms work?

Roper Cleland, Manager - Environmental Stewardship and Social Progress

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Measuring progress, drop by drop

Water is consumed by everyone, but perhaps because it is so commonplace for most of us, it has historically been undervalued, writes ICMM's Nicky Black.

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