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Roman Gaus: “Greenwashing is Killing Sustainable Investments”

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Note: This article was extracted from https://www.finews.asia/finance/35550-roman-gaus-greenwashing-sustainable-investing-impact?utm_source=newsletter_1494&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=finews-asia-newsletter-18-10-2021 and revised. The author of the original article, Roman Gaus, is an impact entrepreneur, ESG Analyst, and sustainable investor. He is the Co-Founder…
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Going Further than the Cyanide Code

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Cyanide is widely recognised as a toxic chemical employed to leach gold from ores in the gold mining industry. Following the Aurul gold mine tailings spill at Baia Mare in…
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Mining’s Impact on Biodiversity – a Rising Risk?

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Note: This article was extracted from https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/opinion/minings-impact-on-biodiversity-a-rising-risk. As the global economy expands, will biodiversity losses become the next crisis facing humanity, possibly surpassing climate change? The World Economic Forum estimates…
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People Mind the Gold Mine

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In recent years, plans to develop gold mines have been met with vehement opposition. As one of the most destructive industries in the world, the gold mining process pollutes water…
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The Persistent Demand for Gold

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In times of uncertainty like the Covid-19 pandemic, gold is considered a ‘safe haven’ in the financial world. Gold’s physical properties make it a reliable store of value and as…
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No Silver Lining For Gold Mining

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Mercury, also known as quicksilver, has long been used to extract gold from ore. But the legacy of its use is decimated vegetation, dead wildlife and widespread pollution. Environmentalists claim…
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Can Gold Be Green?

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There is a growing move towards more sustainable investment. Investments where factors beyond profit are given precedence – like impact on the environment and society. Can gold mining be a…
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Gold’s Dark Underbelly

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Some of the world’s richest gold reserves lie in some of the world’s poorest countries. So while responsible mining companies carry out legitimate operations, under the watchful eye of governments…
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Dry Waste Circumvents Failing Tailings Risk

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Tailings dams rank among the largest engineered structures on earth and many have failed, with catastrophic results, spewing toxic materials into their surrounds. New global safety and reporting standards were…
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Is Gold Losing Its Lustre?

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Demand for gold shows no sign of waning but mining companies are facing greater opposition from local communities concerned about the environmental impact of the industry’s toxic processes. Under the…
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The World Has An E-Waste Problem

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Electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) has become a part of everyday life. However, the way in which we produce, consume, and dispose of e-waste is unsustainable. Because of the slow…
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Gold Mining and the Green New Deal

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Due to the evolution of the mining industry and tightening government regulations, gold mining companies may need to re-evaluate their business practices. A series of movements, policy proposals, and approved…
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Mining Assets and Climate Risk

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Climate-associated risks will make mining assets more vulnerable. The demand for water may exceed available supply, and natural disasters, along with the necessity to avoid emissions-intensive projects, will increasingly require…
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