Traders challenged by DR Congo supply chain as scrutiny rises on cobalt production


Issue 461 - 29 May 2022 - By Marc Howard

Major trading houses are among those approaching potentially hugely lucrative cobalt and other energy transition plays in Democratic Republic of Congo with an eye to ESG concerns, as international scrutiny of mining practises – and especially the huge involvement of artisanal miners – intensifies as the world looks for inputs into its new electric vehicles and batteries, write Marc Howard and AE staff.

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