Published Insights & Media Coverage
Our insights on the mining and natural resource industry have been published in academic papers and covered in news outlets including ESG Clarity, Skillings Mining Review, International Financing Review and more.
Sustainable Future News: Four key forces shaping the future
Tom Mills, founder and managing director of TOS, shares his take on the key forces set to influence how businesses in Europe will consider sustainability in the coming years.
ESG Clarity: Three sustainability issues in the mining industry leading to greater supply chain scrutiny
As greater scrutiny is placed by regulators and consumers across a product’s entire supply chain, the mining industry’s impact on people and the planet will be more and more important. Tom Mills shares three sustainability issues that mining companies will need to consider in 2023 to respond to this spotlight:
Challenges & Opportunities of Deep Sea Mining
The deep sea could be one answer to the shortage of critical materials needed for a transition to low-carbon technologies. However, there are many unknown risks that come with this nascent industry and in this article, Tom Mills explores some key environmental and social considerations against the context of what is currently understood about deep sea mining.
2022 Digital Leadership Report
In the 2022 Digital Leadership Report, we share our insights on the direction of travel of the ESG and Sustainability ecosystem, and how the evolution will impact the tech sector.
International Financing Review: Hydropower
This article by International Financing Review explores the plans of Xayaburi Power (XPCL) to turn the page on its chequered environmental past with the proposed sale of Laos’s first green hydropower project bond, as it seeks to establish its sustainability credentials. Tom Mills shares his view on the project, and green litigation saying, “We are in an environment of increasing green litigation with green bonds both a substantial opportunity to access capital, but also a substantial risk if 'ESG' claims made by asset owners and operators are not met. .”
Tech Funding News: Growing Pains of Moving to a Sustainable Supply Chain
In this exclusive article on the growing pains of moving to sustainable supply chains, our Founder and Managing Director, Tom Mills, writes to Tech Funding News about the problems and potential solutions of the future when it comes to supply chain transparency and data management
TechRound Interview: Founder Q&A
In this exclusive Q&A, TechRound interview our Founder and Managing Director, Tom Mills, to hear more about the story behind TOS, and hear his views on how the pandemic impacted peoples take on sustainability as a whole
Blog Post: Sustainability Reporting for Small and Mid Cap Mining Companies
Tom Mills looks at the importance of sustainability reporting for small and mid cap mining companies, and how this will shape the future
Podcast: Implementing Net Zero Emmissions
In this podcast, our Director Tom Mills discusses the importance of combining rigorous methods and granular data to implement the Net Zero Emissions commitments made at COP26, as well as the evolution of sustainability reporting.
Podcast: Role of Mining in Developed and non OECD Economies
Our Director Discusses the Role of the Mining Industry for Developed and Non-OECD Economies on the Agenda for International Development Podcast
Article: Decommodification of Commodities
The Decommodification of Commodities; Why the 2020s will Fundamentally Redefine the Playing Field for the Mining Industry
Seminar: Mining and Sustainability
Director Gives Seminar at the Brookings Institution on Mining and Sustainability
Extractives Industries and Society: Afghanistan Mining
Our latest analysis on Afghanistan's mining sector published in Extractives Industries and Society Journal
Academic Paper: Methods to address Mispricing in the Mining Industry
Is the application of the arm's length principal the best method to address transfer mispricing in the mining industry in developing countries?
Academic Paper: Challenges and Opportunities of Renewable Energy in India
24 October, 2019
Chapter Published on the Opportunities and Challenges of Renewable Energy in India
Article: Mining Companies of the future
30 June, 2019
Why The Mining Companies of the Future Will Value Economic, Political, and Social Science Competencies Over Geology and Engineering