Comparison of ESG Rankings: Latin America Operators
Project Goals and Description:
The project entails two main objectives: (1) A compilation of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) rankings of Latin American Oil and Gas and Mining operators/companies, as per the rankings published by the agencies Sustainalytics and MSCI. (2) A comparison of the O&G and Mining ESG profile of Latin America region with the rest of the world. This compilation of data and the analysis of the results will enable a statistical and practical approach to assess the status of the Latin America region about sustainability indexes, identifying possible opportunities and/or gaps there might be to accelerate sustainability purposes. As a by-product, this project will create a valuable understanding and a needed perspective on the student(s) involved about the importance of sustainability policies for environmental protection, social growth, and investment relevance of the mining and oil and gas sectors.
Grand Challenge: Advance personalized learning.
These resources provide an overview of ESG and ESG reporting and rankings: https://sphera.com/glossary/what-is-esg-reporting-and-why-is-it-important/ https://www.wolterskluwer.com/en/expert-insights/the-abcs-of-esg-reporting
Linda Battalora, LBattalo@mines.edu | Maria Capello, firstname.lastname@example.org
What qualification should the student have at project start?
- Knowledge of Excel, ability to prepare plots (bar graphs, radar diagrams and tables)
- Analytical capacity
TIME COMMITMENT (HRS/WK)
2-3 hours/week, on average
- Knowledge about which are the main companies operating in Latin America in Oil and Gas, and in the mining sectors
- Understanding of what is ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) parameters for sustainability rankings
- Hands-on practical experience on ESG rankings parameters and scales
- Awareness-level Knowledge of the Sustainability standing of Latin America region
Dr. Battalora will mentor the student 1h/week up until completion (total of 15 hours) Maria A. Capello will mentor the student .5h/week up until completion (total of 7 hours) Mentoring includes in person and Zoom meetings to discuss project overview, objectives, research questions, data acquisition, analysis and compilation of research
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