Mining and Metals: The Transformation Map

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Unit Affiliation: Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI)

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DESCRIPTION: The mining and metals industry is recovering from one of its most difficult periods in decades. Market volatility and a downturn in commodity prices have created a new normal where cost cuts, automation, and operational efficiency are a must. Meanwhile industry-specific issues related to regulation, geopolitical risk, legal limits on natural resource use, shareholder activism, and public scrutiny have created additional challenges.

OUTCOMES: In partnership with the World Economic Forum, CCSI curated the Transformation Map of the Mining and Metals sector; it maps out the seven drivers that are already and will continue transforming the mining and metals sector. Transformation maps are a dynamic knowledge tool to understand the issues and forces driving transformational change across economies, industries and global issues and they are publicly accessible upon sign-up here.

A summarized version of the seven drivers transforming mining can be accessed here (


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