/ESG

ESG is an acronym for Environmental Social and Governance.

The growing demand of minerals and metals is increasing the need for mining operations in remote areas. However, some local communities adjacent to mining projects lack capacities and education to mindfully benefit from mining activities, or to engage in other sectors of the local economy. In addition, communities are nowadays more aware and informed by the media or local and global NGOs of their rights and benefits in compensation for natural resource extraction.

/SDG

SDG (Sustainable Development Goals)

17 SDGs have been defined with 169 targets.

SDGs were adopted back in 2015. GRI (2016) offer a practical guidance to report on the SDGs. The aim is the creation of a harmonized indicator set and methodology for companies to report on their contributions to the SDGs.

GRI (Global Reporting Initiative)

...."This analysis of the goals and targets is a first step towards a unified mechanism to help companies report on the SDGs in a comparable and effective way. By reporting on their progress, companies will improve their performance which will enable meaningful progress towards achieving the SDGs.” Tim Mohin; Chief Executive, GRI.

Social license to operate (SLO) is defined as a corporate approach intended to gain community acceptance. It is also viewed as an agreement between both mining companies and locals, in compensation for mineral and metal extraction. However, SLO requires additional disclosures to ensure the legitimated rights of all stakeholders. SDG’s integrate such disclosures.

Metals

We select companies which explore for strategic metals with projects located in prolific metallogenic belts or in new promising mining district.

Value and Risks

We assess company value based on the quality of their assets and the probability to mitigate risks. We extrapolate the value using NPV and DCF method + sensitive analysis with @Risk (Palissade software). A risk rating

ESG

ESG criteria are included in our Risk Analysis. ESG Risk Rating (eRR) is part of our final rating.

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