Given the rise of mining in many local communities around the world, as well as the interest from international investors, there is the need to understand sustainable and responsible mining practices, which have the potential to generate significant shared benefits for both investors and communities. The study indicates that sustainable and responsible mining not only helps to improve financial and social returns of the mining sector but also contributes to building a strategic sustainability framework. Notably, it is important for achieving the global sustainable development goals through its managed impact not only on the physical, but social, economic and governance environment. The study concludes that adoption of the approach has significant implications for mining companies, policymakers, entrepreneurs, regulators, international organisations and academics. Such stakeholders can benefit from the extant as well as emerging literature on the field to improve conditions and standards for sustainable and responsible mining investment.
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