Partner Insight: Unlocking returns in net zero

Changing demand patterns for metals and minerals offers investors new opportunities in the energy transition

Sarka Halas
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Partner Insight: Unlocking returns in net zero

In the rush to build electric vehicles, wind turbines, and solar panels in the transition towards decarbonisation, unique opportunities with the potential for long-term growth are emerging in the metals and minerals sector.  

Metals and minerals are an interesting proposition for investors because demand patterns for mainstream materials like steel and copper will need to reduce, and more uncommon, but equally critical metals are likely to see rising demand.  

Demand for these commodities is rising significantly; over the next two decades expected demand for copper and rare earth minerals could rise by 40%, demand for nickel and cobalt could gain by 60-70% and demand for lithium could rise almost 90%, according to the International Energy Agency. 

In addition to metals and minerals, a stop-gap of transition fuels such as natural gas and ethanol could potentially be key to ensuring a smoother journey to net zero.   

Join us for our live video podcast on Thursday February 8, at 1pm GMT.  Hear from experts as they discuss the opportunity in metals and minerals, the importance of transition fuels and how this could potentially all seek to fit into investors' portfolios.

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