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Issue 26: May 2022

Sustainable resources

Environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) is an evaluation of a company’s collective conscientiousness for social and environmental factors. ESG is becoming more important to enterprises, especially those wanting to attract ethical investors or satisfy regulations from governing bodies.

In this issue of Resourceful we take a look at science and technology that supports ESG outcomes for mining and resources companies.

Leader's comment

Achieving sustainable development through science and technology

In a global context, Australia enjoys its status as a world leader in resource development. A country resource rich across a range of minerals, attractive to investment and prospective for new resource discoveries. ROB HOUGH writes

Green steel

Steeling ourselves: How Australia can support the transition to net-zero steel

As the world’s largest iron ore producer, Australia has a major role in transitioning steelmaking from around 7 per cent of global emissions to a net-zero emissions industry; what progress are we making towards ‘green’ steel? FRAN MOLLOY explores

Future science

Locking away carbon permanently

A new research initiative in CSIRO is working on ways to accelerate the natural Carbon Cycle to decrease atmospheric carbon levels and create a permanent and safe solution. RUTH DAWKINS writes

Tailings management

Tailings, an emerging market opportunity

Often viewed as a problematic waste management issue in mining, a different take on tailings may open up new market opportunities. IAIN COPP reports

Responsible innovation

Unlocking hydrogen's human element

Hydrogen a growing part of Australia’s plan to reach net zero greenhouse emissions by 2050 and CSIRO research is asking, will we get behind it? TIM CONNELL writes

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