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Mining’s new role as a champion of decarbonization

April 18, 2022 10-MINUTE READ

In brief

59%

of investors want miners to aggressively pursue decarbonization and be market leaders in that effort.

63%

of investors would be willing to divest or avoid investing in mining companies that fail to meet their decarbonization targets.

Decarbonization announcements are commonplace—but investors want to see financial results

83%

of investors view improving financial performance and strengthening the balance sheet as “important” or “very important” in the allocation of capital.

37%

of investors cited sustainability initiatives as having a great impact on the value of a mining company, coming in second to last.

How mining companies can address Scope 3 emissions

The question is no longer about whether or not mining companies should pursue decarbonization, it’s how to make decarbonization both environmentally and financially rewarding.

Where miners can focus investment to decarbonize and gain shareholder favor

About the study

Kathryn Jacobs

MANAGING DIRECTOR – NORTH AMERICA MINING LEAD


Sean Keenan

SENIOR PRINCIPAL – NATURAL RESOURCES RESEARCH LEAD


Fay Cranmer

Senior Managing Director – Industry X, Growth Markets Lead

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