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What does COVID-19 mean for Latin America?
Our white paper examines the severe social and economic impacts of the pandemic on the region, the likely shifts in long-term political trajectories, and the risks and opportunities facing natural resource companies.
Brave new world?
Based on a virtual presentation at the World Gold Forum, Critical Resource Managing Partner Daniel Litvin outlines five hypotheses about the post-COVID context for resource companies.
Corporate responses to COVID-19 – demonstrating commitment in difficult times
Our article discusses how extractive companies have been responding to the COVID-19 crisis, suggesting best-practice approaches and creative solutions to mitigate risks and protect strategic interests.
From Crisis to Crisis: Does the coronavirus pandemic make action on climate change by companies and governments more or less likely?
On 26 March, Critical Resource recorded an exclusive ‘Critical Conversation’ podcast with leading thinkers to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on climate action by companies and governments.
View from the top: Critical Resource’s Senior Advisory Panel on the COVID-19 crisis
Critical Resource’s Senior Advisory Panel provides initial thoughts on the COVID-19 crisis: “the biggest test of international cooperation the world has faced – and so far we are failing”.
The ‘G’ in ESG: Three critical issues for extractives companies
Our article uncovers some of the key governance issues currently facing extractives companies and offers preliminary thoughts on how companies can navigate them.
‘Changes in investor attitudes pose fundamental challenges to fossil fuel companies’
Carbon Tracker Initiative founder Mark Campanale discusses investor expectations and shortcomings in company and government responses to the energy transition.
Critical Resource joins forces with ERM, the world’s leading sustainability consultancy
We are excited to announce that as of 17 February 2020, Critical Resource will be a part of ERM, the world’s leading sustainability consultancy.
‘Good ESG performance is vital for securing investment’
IFC Global Head of Mining Namrata Thapar discusses investor expectations and calls on companies to be more ambitious on impact investing, shared value creation, gender equality and water management.
‘The copper supply issue has not been solved’
Copper fundamentals remain strong and companies should recognise a deal that is too favourable to them, says Richard Adkerson, CEO of Freeport-McMoRan.
‘We need less talk and more action on improving ESG performance’
Incoherence in the ESG movement is posing major challenges to resource companies and holding back on-the-ground outcomes, argues Lisa Sachs, Director of the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment.
The Unsustainable Sustainable Investing Boom
In an article published by Project Syndicate, Critical Resource Founder & MD Daniel Litvin argues that the movement championing more enlightened financial capitalism is beginning to exhibit some familiar flaws.
New stakeholder skills for the future economy
Mining companies will need an expanded set of stakeholder skills to navigate the new challenges posed by battery metals, rare earth elements and other technology minerals.
‘It cannot be right that companies that disregard standards can operate and grow at the expense of reputable ones’
Greater government action is needed to encourage natural resource companies to make a positive contribution to societal outcomes, says Eric Rasmussen of the EBRD.