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Innovest Releases New Ratings for Metal & Mining Sector

Submitted by: Innovest Strategic Value Advisors, Inc.

Categories: Ratings & Awards, Socially Responsible Investing

Posted: Apr 30, 2007 – 01:55 PM EST

 

Apr. 30 /CSRwire/ - April 30 2007 - Innovest Strategic Value Advisors' Intangible Value Assessments for the Metal and Mining sector are now available for purchase via CSRWire. Innovest's IVA alpha ratings for the 58 companies in the Metal and Mining sector range from AAA (best) to CCC (worst) and assess corporate performance on a range of extra-financial issues, including environment, human capital and strategic governance.

According to Doug Morrow, Senior Analyst for the sector, major themes this year include carbon risk management, skills shortage and industry consolidation. By assessing differentials typically not identified by traditional securities analysis, Innovest's IVA ratings uncover hidden risks and value potential for investors.

Companies covered in the sector include:

Alcan Inc
Alcoa Inc
Alumina Limited
Aluminum Corp. Of China Limited
Anglo American PLC
Anglo Platinum Limited
ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LIMITED
Antofagasta PLC
Aquarius Platinum Limited
Arch Coal Inc
Asahi Pretec Corp.
Barrick Gold Corp.
Bema Gold Corp.
BHP Billiton PLC
Boliden AB
Cameco Corp.
Centennial Coal Company Limited
Companhia Vale Do Rio Doce SA
Consol Energy Inc
Dowa Hanshin Company Limited
Falconbridge Limited
First Quantum Minerals Limited
Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold
GOLD FIELDS LIMITED
Goldcorp Inc
GRUPO MEXICO SAB DE CV
HARMONY GOLD MINING COMPANY LIMITED- ADR
Iluka Resources Limited
Impala Platinum Holdings Limited
Inco Limited
Ivanhoe Mines Limited
Johnson Matthey PLC
Kazakhmys PLC
Kghm SA
Kinross Gold Corp.
Lihir Gold Limited
Lonmin PLC
Massey Energy Company
Meridian Gold Inc
Mitsubishi Materials Corp.
Mitsui Mining & Smelting Company Ltd
MMC Norilsk Nickel
Newcrest Mining Limited
Newmont Mining Corp.
Novelis Inc
Outokumpu OYJ
Oxiana Limited
Paladin Resources Limited
Peabody Energy Corp.
Phelps Dodge Corp.
Randgold Resources Limited
Rio Tinto PLC
Southern Copper Corp.
Sumitomo Metal Mining Company Limited
Teck Cominco Limited
Umicore SA
Vedanta Resources PLC
Viohalco SA
Xstrata PLC
Yamana Gold Inc
Zinifex Limited

In addition to the alpha rating, downloadable reports for companies in the sector and more are available for purchase through Innovest's partner CSRwire: http://www.csrwire.com/reports/ratings.

Some of the areas of analysis for Innovest's IVA ratings include:

  • Environmental Strategy and management
  • Regulatory/Stakeholder relations
  • Health and Safety
  • Carbon Risk Mitigation
  • Labor Relations
  • Product Safety
  • Workplace issues
  • Supply Chain
  • Human Rights

About Innovest

Innovest Strategic Value Advisors is an internationally recognized investment research and advisory firm specializing in analyzing companies' performance on environmental, social, and strategic governance issues, with a particular focus on their impact on competitiveness, profitability, and share price performance.

Innovest currently has offices in New York City, Toronto, San Francisco, London, Paris, Sydney, and Tokyo.

For more information, please contact:

Peter Wilkes Innovest Strategic Value Advisors
Phone: 212-421-2000 x216
Phone: 802-251-0110 x1105

 

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