The London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM), set up in 1995, has provided a highly significant boost to London’s emerging role as the global centre for mining-related finance. Companies listed on AIM have contributed measurably to the number of abuses committed, or threatened, against mining-impacted communities and the environment over the last few years. We only have to think of Monterrico Metals (Peru) or Asia-Energy-GCM Resources (Bangladesh) among others.