Paper presented by London-based Nostromo Research to around 25 European bankers, joined by NGO representatives, at a roundtable meeting held in Germany on 30 October 2012.
Virtually each week, serious criticisms are made of a mining company or its operations, although we’re constantly told that industry standards are advancing. We’re also regaled with continually “improved” sets of (often overlapping) voluntary principles that companies are enjoined to observe, and which some governments are slowly beginning to mandate. So what kind of issues should potential investors consider before putting their money into mining?