Mines and Money Awards for Outstanding Achievement 2022

From exploration to deal-making, from innovation in technology to CEOs who have made a difference, these awards recognise and reward excellence.

Winners of the mining investment world’s most prestigious annual awards recognising the industry’s standout performers, inspiring leaders and rising stars will be announced at Mines and Money London in December.

Building on nearly 20 years of award history, the 2022 version will feature an expanded honour roll recognising not only outstanding discoveries, transactions, CEOs, jurisdictions, and fund managers, but also the best examples of corporate stewardship in key areas such as sustainability, gender diversity, and innovation

Nominations close on September 30, with finalists to be announced in early October and winners will be announced at Mines and Money London in December. 

We are delighted to announce that our after-dinner speaker at the Mines and Money Gala Dinner & Awards is Jakob Stausholm, Chief Executive, Rio Tinto

The awards will recognise outstanding companies and individuals across the following categories:

  • Exploration Discovery of the Year Award
  • Deal/s of the Year Award
  • ESG Developer / Explorer of the Year Award
  • ESG Producer of the Year Award
  • ESG Initiative of the Year Award
  • Exploration Company of the Year Award
  • Fund Manager of the Year Award
  • Charles Kermot Mining Analyst of the Year
  • Mining CEO of the Year Award
  • Mining Innovation of the Year Award
  • Rising Star/s of the Year Award
  • Bank / Broker of the Year Award
  • Mining Technology Company of the Year Award
  • Mining Law Firm of the Year Award
  • Unsung Hero Award
  • Best Diversity Initiative
  • Collaboration of the Year Award
  • Most Improved Mining Jurisdiction of the Year Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
Exploration Discovery of the Year Award

Criteria: The exploration discovery doesn’t need to have been made in the last 12 months, but this was the period in which the industry recognised that this discovery had the potential to become a significant mine.

To Nominate: Please let us know in no more than 500 words why the Exploration Discovery you have nominated should win

Judging: Awards Panel

Deal/s of the Year Award

Criteria: The most notable finance and M&A deals in the period between 1 October 2021 and 30 September 2022. Can be for a takeover, merger or listing that has most captured the imagination of the financial community. The award rewards synergy, where there has been a real 2+2 = 5 outcome.

To Nominate: Please let us know in no more than 500 words why the deal you have nominated should win. When nominating please specify whether the award is for one side of the deal or both sides of the deal.

Judging: Awards Panel

NB: As per previous years, depending on how many good quality deals are done during the year, this award may be split into two to three awards (Large Cap, Mid Cap and Small Cap)

  • Digbee
  • Satarla
ESG Developer / Explorer of the Year Award

Criteria: How well an explorer or developer has developed a long term sustainable ESG strategy.

To Nominate: In 500 words or less, please tell us about your company / company you are nominating.

  • For the company you are nominating please outline some of the most material opportunities and threats ESG posed to your company / your company poses to ESG, and what you are doing about them? (Advisory maximum of 1500 words).
  • What is your long-term strategy for your company and how does ESG integrate into it in a meaningful manner? (Advisory maximum of 1000 words).
  • Please outline in 1000 words or less what would you like to see change for ESG to be valued more highly in the extractives sector?

Judging: Awards Panel.

  • Digbee
  • Satarla
ESG Producer of the Year Award

Criteria: How well a producer has developed a long term sustainable ESG strategy.

To Nominate: In 500 words or less, please tell us about your company / company you are nominating.

  • For the company you are nominating please outline some of the most material opportunities and threats ESG posed to your company / your company poses to ESG, and what you are doing about them? (Advisory maximum of 1500 words).
  • What is your long-term strategy for your company and how does ESG integrate into it in a meaningful manner? (Advisory maximum of 1000 words).
  • Please outline in 1000 words or less what would you like to see change for ESG to be valued more highly in the extractives sector?

Judging: Awards Panel.

  • Digbee
  • Satarla
ESG Impact Initiative of the Year Award

Criteria: Best initiative introduced by an organisation that is shown to have significant ESG impact. This is open to any single person, organisation or group of organisations in the mining industry including operators, service providers, investors, NGOs and others. This may therefore include civil engineers, heavy and light vehicle providers, raw materials provider, water and / or waste treatment agencies, community liaison consultancies, stakeholder engagement consultancies, technology/solutions provider, etc.

To Nominate: In 1000 words or less, please tell us about the organisation(s) being nominated

  • Please include insight as to how the organisation(s) views ESG and incorporates it into their way of working and strategies.
  • In 1000 words or less, please outline the initiative for which the organisation(s) are being nominated. Please provide detail on how the initiative has positively impacted society and the environment, and the legacy created by the initiative.

Judging: ESG Awards Panel

Exploration Company of the Year Award

Criteria: Exploration Company of the Year Award recognises success in arguably the most important area of the mining sector. The 2022 Explorer of the Year will recognise a company and its leadership team for a significant new discovery made, or advanced to a meaningful status, in the period between 1 October 2021 and 30 September 2022.

You can nominate your own company, a client or just an explorer you admire. It only takes a minute to fill out the nomination form, which can be found here.

To Nominate: Please let us know in no more than 500 words why the exploration company you have nominated should win.

Judging: Awards Panel

Fund Manager of the Year Award

Fund Manager of the Year Award honours fund managers and groups at the top of their game who have demonstrated consistently strong performance for investors and whom the judging panel believe have the potential to continue to outperform in the future. For the purpose of the award, the period in question is between 1 October 2021 and 30 September 2022

No Nominations

Judging: By Morningstar Data Metrics

London Mining Club
Charles Kermot Mining Analyst of the Year – Sponsored by London Mining Club

Criteria: Decided by a judging panel, this award recognises an outstanding mining analyst in their field.

To Nominate: Please say in no more than 500 words who you are nominating and why

Judging: Awards Panel

Mining CEO of the Year Award

Mines and Money London is seeking nominations for the most outstanding company leader of the past 12 months. The Mines and Money London CEO of the Year Award, recognises standout value creation in the period between 1 October 2021 and 30 September 2022 We'll assess the extent of a company's enterprise value shift in the qualifying period, but also consider a range of external and internal factors that may have figured in the value shift, including changes in commodity prices, significant sector and/or market specific changes, currency movements, and other macro (economic/political, exploration success, and corporate changes, M&A, etc). We will also examine factors such as the overall relative quality of company senior management teams, and the base from which a company's value has changed. We are inviting you to nominate (and yes, you can nominate yourself). It only takes a minute to fill out the nomination form, which can be found here.

To Nominate: Please let us know in no more than 500 words why the CEO you have nominated should win.

Judging: Awards Panel

Mining Innovation of the Year Award

This award celebrates the greatest achievements and innovations in the mining industry, providing a platform to recognise the people and companies that are driving change.

To Nominate: Please let us know in no more than 500 words why the Mining Innovation you have nominated should win.

Judging: Awards Panel

Rising Star/s of the Year

Criteria: For an up and coming professional in the mining industry.

To Nominate: Please say in no more than 500 words who you are nominating and why.

Judging: Awards Panel

Bank / Broker of the Year

Criteria: For the best bank/broker in the mining industry of the last 12 months

To Nominate: Please say in no more than 500 words who you are nominating and why.

Judging: Awards Panel

Mining Technology Company of the Year

Criteria: For the best technology solutions provider of the year.

To Nominate: Please say in no more than 500 words who you are nominating and why.

Judging: Awards Panel

Mining Law Firm of the Year

Criteria: For the best law firm in the mining industry over the last 12 months.

To Nominate: Please say in no more than 500 words who you are nominating and why.

Judging: Awards Panel

Unsung Hero Award

Criteria: For someone's work who has gone largely unrecognised by the mining industry but who has, in their own quiet, below the radar way, advanced mining as an industry.

To Nominate: Please say in no more than 500 words who you are nominating and why.

Judging: Awards Panel

Best Diversity Initiative

Criteria: An initiative that has futhered diversity within a mining organisation and has been launched over the last 12 months.

To Nominate: Please say in no more than 500 words who you are nominating and why.

Judging: Awards Panel

Collaboration Award

Criteria: For innovative collaboration between a miner and a technology / solutions provider.

To Nominate: Please say in no more than 500 words who you are nominating and why.

Judging: Awards Panel

Most Improved Mining Jurisdiction of the Year Award

Criteria: The most improved mining jurisdiction of the last 12 months.

To Nominate: Please let us know in no more than 500 words why the country or region/province/state you have nominated should win.

Judging: Awards Panel

Lifetime Achievement Award

Criteria: Someone who has made a difference in their career to the mining industry. Previous winners include Peter Munk, Mark Bristow, Andrew Forrest, and Pierre Lassonde. Last year’s winner was Mark Cutifani.

No Nominations

Judging: Mines and Money Advisory Board

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