MINES and Minerals Development Minister Paul Kabuswe says government is seriously scrutinising whichever investor that shows interest in investing in Zambia. In an interview, Kabuswe said the government was using the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria in scrutinising the investors. “We are really serious on scrutinising, very very serious. Whichever investor comes in any area, there has to be serious discussion on ESG, meaning environmental issues, social issues and governance issues. ESG is critical now in any sector where investment is being done let alone the mining sector. So we are very, very serious on issues of ESG. What are you doing to the environment, what is the social impact of the investment? Then governance issues in terms of…...

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