The producers of zinc, an element used in the health, agricultural, automotive, energy, infrastructure, and manufacturing sectors, have committed to mining and processing zinc sustainably. Andrew Green, executive director of the International Zinc Association, explains how the industry is overcoming these challenges.
From human rights breaches in Cambodia to circularity in construction and food, in this weekly round-up we explore the latest developments regarding corporate initiatives, sustainability reports and key industry updates.
This week, EU policymakers have turned their attention to a series of sustainability initiatives, with mixed results.
Clean technologies rely on critical minerals, but their delivery comes at an enormous cost to vulnerable communities across Africa.
The We Mean Business Coalition (WMBC) has published its Corporate Climate Stocktake, detailing the private sector’s progress towards reaching net zero and identifying the challenges that are yet to be overcome.
On a global scale, the steel sector is currently the largest industrial consumer of coal, which provides around 75% of its energy demand. Yet, steel and metals are vital to the success of modern economies. UrbanChain’s Dr Mo Hajhashem explains why the company he co-founded is perfectly placed to change a highly energy intensive industry once and for all.