Comment: Rio Tinto's vandalism can act as an environmental turning point

The mining giant's wanton destruction of a culturally significant Australian site might be just the spark that the ESG investing movement needs

20th September, 2020
Comment: Rio Tinto's vandalism can act as an environmental turning point
Rio Tinto is one of the world’s biggest miners, with a value on the stock market of £63 billion

One day last May, a group of engineers from the mining company Rio Tinto entered the Juukan Gorge, a stretch of the Pilbara region in the state of Western Australia. Pilbara is the site of lucrative and vast deposits of iron ore, buried under its 18 million hectares of red earth. Rio Tinto is one of the world’s biggest miners, with a value on the stock market of £63 billion.

The Juukan Gorge is...

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