CORRUPTION RISKS AND ESG SCREENING OF MINING INVESTMENTS

30 June 2021

Investor ESG Briefing Paper
Transparency International’s Accountable Mining Programme has developed this briefing note to explain why and how investors should include corruption risks in the environmental, social, governance (ESG) screening of their mining investments.

Investors are increasingly vigilant about the environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance of mining investments. Corruption affects many mineral-rich countries and this has a real impact on ESG outcomes, especially for communities affected by mining.

To help investors ensure they are investing responsibly, this briefing paper details three key areas investors need to consider as part of integrity due diligence on mining investments – country risks, licensing risks and company risks.

The briefing paper sets out:

  • Why corruption risks should be included as part of ESG screening
  • What corruption risks and red flags should be screened
  • How investors should respond when they detect corruption risks

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Presentation to the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia whose 400+ members represent of US$29 trillion in assets managed globally.