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With Gold Rallying, Mining CEOs Say ESG Scrutiny Is Intensifying

  • Investors add ESG to agenda at Denver Gold’s virtual gathering
  • ESG is often only topic investors bring up, Newmont CEO says
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Skyrocketing gold is providing a welcome windfall to the mining industry, but it’s also attracting a broader base of investors who are demanding greater attention to environmental, social and governance topics.

Interest in ESG issues has moved to the forefront in conversations with stakeholders in the past year, top executives said in the run-up to the Denver Gold Group’s Americas conference, a key annual event in the precious-metals world. Such talks come as investors snap up billions of dollars in stock offerings from once-shunned gold miners.