Responsible gold blog

Gold and decarbonising investment portfolios

John Mulligan .

We have just published the latest in the ‘gold and climate change’ research series subtitled ‘decarbonising investment portfolios’. This, the fourth of our climate-focused reports, builds on our previous work to quantify gold’s carbon footprint and its decarbonisation pathway. Combining these ‘building blocks’ has provided us with a fairly rounded and detailed perspective on gold’s relationship with climate change. We have now been able to examine, in some detail, not only the potential impacts that the gold supply chain might have on the climate, but also what climate risks and impacts might mean for gold’s performance and prospects as an investment asset.

Talking ESG in Russia and the Far East

John Mulligan .

We were recently invited to attend and speak at the Eastern Economic Forum, a prestigious conference held each year in Vladivostok, Russia, for the purpose of building international co-operation and encouraging foreign investment in the Russian Far East. 

Gold, healthcare and SDG 3

Trevor Keel.

It’s not just the miners that are having a positive impact on SDG 3, gold itself is a critical material in the healthcare sector. It is used in a large number of diagnostic tools, and is of increasing interest to companies developing innovative new ways to treat disease. These applications often go unnoticed, but are an important part of gold’s story.

World Gold Council Members commit to TCFD Reporting

John Mulligan .

Today, we announced that all of our Members, the world’s most forward-thinking gold miners, have committed to reporting their positions and progress on climate-related risks in line with the recommendations of Taskforce for Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

Gold and gold mining’s contribution to SDG 3

Hannah Brandstaetter .

 “Our vision is not health for some; it’s not health for most; It’s health for all!“ So said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General at the World Health Organisation (WHO) at the United Nations General Assembly 74th Session in September 2019. Given recent events, a continued focus on universal health and well-being has never been as important as it is today.

Gold and climate change - what, why, and how?

John Mulligan .

As with all sectors, there will be challenges and obstacles on the pathway to Net Zero, but there is a relatively clear opportunity for gold mining to decarbonise which we believe will open up further opportunities and offer beneficial impacts to a wider set of stakeholders

How can gold mining contribute to better lives? Kinross Gold explains

Hannah Brandstaetter .

Last year we launched a new report, Gold Mining’s Contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), looking at the meaningful progress our Members are making towards social and economic development. We spoke to Kinross about their achievements and aspirations when it comes to contributing to the SDGs.