The World Economic, UNDP and the Columbia Center for Sustainable Investment developed the Atlas and launched the consultation draft at the recent Davos meeting. The Atlas maps the linkages between mining and the SDGs with the aim to encourage mining companies of all sizes to incorporate relevant SDGs into their business and operations. The sponsors also hope the Atlas will spur action to leverage the transformative power of collaboration and partnership between the mining industry, local and national governments, civil society and communities.
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