Sustainability and ESG

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This episode aims to address a crucial issue: the possibility for an industry like mining, which relies on extraction of finite mineral resources, to ever truly be sustainable.

The expertise of Craig Guthrie, Robert Pell and Fabio Novelli will guide us through all the aspects at stake: from ESG to legislation, from environmental impact of production to life cycle assessment.

A comprehensive overview of the major declinations of a topic essential not only to the future of the mining industry, but to that of our planet.


  • Craig Guthrie
    Craig Guthrie
  • Robert Pell
    Robert Pell
  • Fabio Novelli
    Fabio Novelli
Did you know?
  • There is a large process of digitalization and automation taking place across the industry; for example, a controller in Finland could operate a drilling rig in Latin America.
  • Partnering with a blockchain company could help trace metals and aluminum can from the mine all the way to the market.
  • In order to have an ultimate, sustainable, low carbon economy, we are going to make sure that we produce the needed raw materials in a sustainable fashion.
  • Companies are currently exploring the environmental impact of remanufacturing batteries that should be typically used for EV applications and stationary storage.
Craig Guthrie
Craig Guthrie

After covering the role of managing editor at Asia Times Online and Middle East Eye, and more than three years as the Digital Editor of Petroleum Economist with a mandate to focus on technical innovation, Industry 4.0 and ESG, Craig Guthrie took over Mining Magazine’s editorship in April 2021.

With years of experience writing about the impacts of regional geopolitics on the commodity markets, he now leads an editorial team to provide industry coverage on critical midstream operations, technology, computing and more, in the mining industry.

Robert Pell
Robert Pell

Robert Pell is the Founder & CEO of Minviro, a UK-based consultancy and technology company that provides solutions using life cycle assessment for raw materials, technologies, and recycling sectors.

Prior to Minviro, Dr Pell completed a Ph.D. at the University of Exeter (Camborne School of Mines), as part of the NERC funded SoSRare project on the topic “Responsible sourcing of rare earth elements”, with a year at Tsinghua University.

Dr Pell has published a number of academic papers on applying life cycle assessment for rare earth elements and other technology metals.


Fabio Novelli
Fabio Novelli

Fabio Novelli is an entrepreneur who founded his first trading company in 1990, later moving into the fields of industrial automation, services to

industry, engineering and plant engineering and R&D. To merge these different souls, he and his father Albino founded Nol-Tec Europe, a company that designs and builds integrated bulk material handling and process automation systems in many industries, in 1998.

In 2016, the Company changed the brand name into NTE Process: across years it turned from a family business into a management-run business celebrating 25 years of successes in 2023.