PwC Says Higher ESG Scores Correlate with Superior Mining Stocks Performance

August 10, 2021 12:50:48

Earlier in June, Andries Rossouw of PwC Africa Mining released a statement noting that during the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, mining companies with higher environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) ratings surpassed the broader market to deliver a 34% average total shareholder return, which is 10 points higher than the general market index. Companies  with higher ESG ratings are showing stronger long-term performance in market and shareholder value, as they continue to attract premiums on low-carbon inputs and benefit from capital access at lower interest rates.

This data was obtained from the annual review of the top-40 mining companies compiled by PwC, which examines the global trends in the mining industry…


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