The General Counsels Changing Role in ESG Transformation within the Mining and Extractives Industries

Victoria Usova, Group Legal Counsel, Central Asia Metals plc, UK

The concept of ‘Sustainability’, also known as ‘ESG’ (environmental, social, and governance) has become not only a global buzz word, but has functioned as a compass for companies across industries, setting the trajectory and pace of its strategies and, for many, re-inventing their corporate purpose. No industry or country is immune, with sustainability traversing language and physical boundaries, with the mining and extractives industries very much on the radar.

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United Kingdom Management Mining May 2022 Vol.15, No. 59, Spring 2022

Victoria Usova

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Victoria is a dual-qualified lawyer (UK and US) functioning as Group Legal Counsel for Central Asia Metals plc, with experience working with private and publicly listed mining and extractives companies with a focus on metals, energy, and natural resources.

Central Asia Metals plc

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Central Asia Metal is an AIM listed company (since 2010) on the London Stock Exchange and with a market capital of approximately $550 million. It is a base metals producer (mining exploration and extraction) with main assets in Kazakhstan where is produces copper cathode and North Macedonia, operating an underground zinc and lead mine.

United Kingdom Management Mining May 2022 Vol.15, No. 59, Spring 2022