Resources to build
Aluminium. Iron. Gold. Lead. If it can’t be grown or made, it was probably mined. These materials are used in almost everything — from buildings and cars to cell phones and laptops — yet most of the world’s store of metals and minerals remains undiscovered.
Energy to fuel growth
As the world’s population continues to grow, demand for sources of energy continues to rise. Global energy consumption is expected to increase 56% from 2010 to 2040, and more than 85% of the increase will come from developing nations.
Jobs and prosperity
The mining, oil and gas industries are leading engines of job creation and economic growth — particularly in developing countries — as well as a large source of revenue for many governments.