May 20, 2021

Top 10 predictions for the future of mining

Digital Transformation
Sustainability
ESG
digitisation
5 min
Sandpit Innovation & Wikistrat drew insights from 90 experts in the fields of innovation and disruptive technologies to predict mining's future in 2030

By 2030, the world will have progressed in ways that will not only profoundly affect all of our lives, but the way the mining industry operates. From shifting geopolitical landscapes, technological innovations, and ecological changes, to the continued rise of social awareness among consumers - drivers of change will continue to evolve.

Consulting firm Sandpit Innovation and global crowdsourcing platform Wikistrat recently partnered to run a collaborative online simulation to explore scenarios for the mining industry in 2030. Bringing together 90 experts in the fields of innovation and disruptive technologies (including contributors from BHP, Rio Tinto, South32 and Vale) they explored 70 scenarios to discover how ESG and digital factors will combine and shape the mining industry over the next decade. Here are their top ten key findings.

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