Africa Focus: Summer 2022
Sustainably powering Africa’s development
The global drive towards a low-carbon circular economy and increased focus on ESG are creating many new opportunities for metal recycling projects. But is scrap the answer to the growing demand for green metals?
Against a backdrop of record commodity prices and the pressure for miners to boost their ESG credentials, the sector is seeking to position itself as a trusted partner in fighting climate change. Will 2022 cement the mining & metals industry’s role as a central plank of the energy transition?
Recovering oil prices brought much needed stability to the balance sheets of oil and gas borrowers that were on the brink of foreclosure through lockdowns, but the transition away from hydrocarbons poses an ongoing challenge for issuers.
Our survey shows investment in infrastructure assets looks set to accelerate with an anticipated boost from the US infrastructure bill and a growing focus on sustainability and technology
Changing regulatory, project finance and transmission dynamics are fueling rapid growth in US offshore wind
A string of deals took place in the first quarter as energy firms look to capitalize on offshore wind's potential
Without being part of the full hydrocarbon value chain, pension and super funds are now claiming stakes in the Asia-Pacific oil & gas market, bringing into play nontraditional sources of funding for processing infrastructure assets in the region. But can these new entrants navigate the underlying risks and complex legal and regulatory challenges surrounding this asset class?
Businesses must be prepared for legal challenges to their activities and proactively take steps to limit their exposure to climate change-related claims
In addition to regulating how CO2 is stored and transported, governments increasingly provide incentives to accelerate adoption of carbon capture and storage
Miners spent 2020 navigating the unprecedented challenge of COVID-19, and their resilience shone through. ESG was a dominant force but what should we expect as we head into 2021?
Europe's recognition of the importance of fast and reliable connectivity predates the pandemic but as the demand for broadband connectivity has soared due to lockdown measures, how are countries across Europe placed for funding this high-speed provision?
Deal activity within the renewables sector has been a bright spot for energy M&A in 2020
While COVID shut the window on deals in H1 2020, Q3 saw a revival that augurs well for the rest of the year and beyond
The global mining & metals industry began the new decade on a positive note. But as the global economy is struck by the unprecedented force of the coronavirus pandemic, how is the sector positioned for life post-COVID-19?
Low prices and excess supply have pushed oil & gas balance sheets to the brink, which means raising traditional debt will remain difficult and restructurings are expected
Last year saw a slew of notable transactions in the sector despite reduced appetite overall for energy industry M&A
The global mining & metals sector is facing one of its most challenging transitions yet, as the industry is considering how it can best position itself to regain and maintain stakeholder confidence on ESG matters
The market is buzzing with speculation and activity across the battery supply chain
Managing your international business risks in 2019
Electric storage has been around for decades in the form of pumped hydro storage. But recent advances in battery and cutting-edge storage technologies have generated renewed interest in the benefits of storage.
Can tokenised mining royalties and metal streams unlock a new investor base?
Despite strong government support and growing capacity, a lengthy approval process may slow progress
An overview of rules and developments in Australia, Germany, Japan, Mexico, the UK and the US
Countries make strides by streamlining regulations across 11 key areas
Africa has an opportunity to lead on environmental and social global best practices
The Energy Protocol of the Economic Community of West African States seeks to attract power-sector investment
As the number and type of climate-related claims against companies, governments and individuals increase worldwide, pressure is mounting on businesses to ramp up action.
Deployment of battery storage technology is gaining pace, but it may struggle to reach its full potential until energy regulation and financing solutions adapt
What will future minerals supply chains look like? Will sustainability attributes drive purchasing decisions?
Blockchain and smart contracts could deliver a much-needed productivity boost to the mining and metals global supply chain
Taiwan has recently emerged as an exciting new investment destination for international investors and financiers in the energy sector