Water Water Everywhere: Flooding Risks in the Mining Industry

The Samarco tailings dam failure, and now Brumadinho, have put in stark relief water-related risks in the mining sector, including the human and environmental tolls that can be associated with ineffective regulation. Dayna Linley-Jones of Sustainalytics lead an insightful discussion on the twin tragedies at Vale, general risks in the mining sector, and Sustainalytics’s ratings methodology for the extractives segment.

This conference call addressed questions including: What are the material ESG issues in the mining industry? Which ones are on the rise if regulatory controls remain lax? What signals can investors use to monitor and manage these risks? 


Speaker Bio: Dayna Linley-Jones is Director of Research at Sustainalytics and oversees a team that analyzes and rates the ESG performance of equities in the extractives sector.  In 2012 and 2013, Dayna was named best Environmental and Social Analyst in the Independent Research in Responsible Investment (IRRI) Survey. 

Dayna holds a bachelor’s degree in Earth Surface Science from the University of Guelph and a Master’s degree in Environment and Sustainability from the University of Western Ontario.


Dayna Linley-Jones, Sustainalytics