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MIREU's Social Licence to Operate Resources, including their SLO toolbox, European SLO guidelines and SLO benchmarking

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World Barometer. One of the services provided by the International Raw Materials Observatory, using open public sources of info on sector trends, industry drivers, etc...

The Global Calculator: a free and interactive tool that shows the link between lifestyles, energy use, and the consequences for our climate. It is aimed at anyone interested in exploring what a low-carbon world could look like in 2050.


UN and International Resource Panel report on Mineral Resource Governance in the 21st century, including fact-sheet and summary for policy makers

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Dimensions and Digital Science report on exploring the global landscape of research on Sustainable Development Goals. Foreword on Covid-19 and impact.


Satarla newsletter which focuses on risk management within the mining sector. This has links to their Mining Factsheet, and a joint paper with Lloyds, amongst other links.

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World Bank Group report on Minerals for Climate Action and the mineral intensity of clean energy. Predicts overall demand to 2050, often cited in other reports


Sustainalytics report 'ESG spotlight: The State of Pay: Executive Remuneration & ESG Metrics'. Providing insights to global equity investors considering pay-links as a topic for corporate engagement

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World Bank Group report – forest smart mining – identifies positive and negative practises and policy responses for artisanal and small-scale mining in forest landscapes

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UK aid report – Towards a Global Norm of Beneficial Ownership Transparency – a scoping study on a strategic approach to achieving a global norm


Responsible Mining Index 2020 report: evidence-based assessment of mining company policies and practices on ESG. Great visualization of company scores


The International Association for Promoting Geoethics (IAPG) is a scientific platform for widening the discussion about problems of ethics applied to the Geosciences (inc. mining)


White paper 'Mapping Mining to the Sustainable Development Goals: An Atlas'. In conjunction with World Economic Forum & Colombia Centre for Sustainable Development

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Link to list of public ORAMA deliverable and dissemination materials such as flyers, presentations, and posters from H2020 project on harmonisation of minerals data


Resources linked to the work of GfGD, including reports from work at the UN, academic papers, and other publications. Anything behind a paywall can be requested 

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United Nations Framework Classification for Resources - an acceptable and internationally applicable scheme for sustainable management of all energy & mineral resources.


University of British Columbia report: Engaging Communities of Interest to Secure Input to Mine Design Decisions. Concludes efforts must be context specific.

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ENGIE (Encouraging Girls to Study Geosciences and Engineering) press release following their International Workshop with Invited Women Experts.