This project focuses upon a new and emerging area of risk for investors, companies and societies. Metals such as silver, tantalum and indium and platinum (and many more) are by their nature limited in quantity and play a vital role in many technologies and industries. However, as yet there is little strategic investor, business or market response to drive and support their long-term stewardship.
The continued availability of such scarce metals is critical to the maintenance of modern technologically advanced societies as we currently conceive them, and will be increasingly vital as climate change increases our reliance upon them.
In addition, a wider range of business sectors either rely directly upon continued availability (mining, technology, renewables and ICT sectors) or rely indirectly upon such sectors in order to run their businesses (finance, automotive and many more).
The project focuses upon a series of stages designed to:
- Collate and analyse key information on commodity availability, scarcity and utilisation (both current and projected),
- Engage key stakeholders from different sectors,
- Develop guidance, tools and approaches to enable and support investors, businesses and policy makers to take a proactive stance on the risks posed by commodity scarcity to the common good.
We are currently exploring partnership and funding opportunities with a range of organisations involved in these issues and are happy to discuss the project and our plans.
To find out more contact: Joss Tantram, Partner Corporate Sustainability
Tel: 0044 (0) 1483 531 766