Source: World Gold Council
Source: rfu rating for Impact Gold™
The incorporation of circular economy principles into investment strategies supports sustainable growth. Over recent years, investors have increasingly looked to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into their investment process.
This shift has important implications for conventional gold, which does not qualify as a ‘sustainable’ investment and may not be included in ESG/ SRI mandates.
Gold refining through recycling of complex waste streams, such as consumer and industrial recyclable products (e.g. electronic scrap) also leads to increased recovery of other precious and non-precious metals useful for re-entry into the industrial cycle.
The increase in demand for investment gold obtained from recycling of electronic waste leads to an increase in the recovery of other metals. Precious metals recovered in addition to gold (silver, platinum, palladium, rhodium, iridium, ruthenium), as well as minor metals (indium, selenium, tellurium, antimony, tin, bismuth) and base metals (lead, copper, nickel), are reintroduced into the circular economy, extend their useful life and avoid waste and pollution.
Investment properties intact,
revolutionary new and positive impact.
Recycling mobile phones ensures that valuable materials such as gold, copper and cobalt reenter the global economy and that other materials such as plastics and batteries are properly recycled and do not harm the environment.
Gold recovered from mobile phones and other electronic and industrial waste may be minted into gold bars and coins: an investment which drives the circular economy.
creates an additional incentive to recover gold reinforcing the trend towards a more circular economy and a brighter, more sustainable future.
QORE is registered with the Swiss Central Office for Precious Metals Control, a Swiss Federal institution. As such it holds a Swiss-registered precious metals hallmark, which guarantees the quality of the gold coins, medals and bars it produces.
Deep knowledge and understanding of the financial services industry, having worked in capital markets and asset management since the early 80’s, before turning his entrepreneurial skills to the precious metals industry in the past 15 years.
Formerly strategic management consultant at Bain and Co. Master of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering from Imperial College London. Master of Science in Technology and Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The sustainability credentials of PHI Funds IMPACT GOLD™ are confirmed by the positive sustainability rating awarded by rfu in Vienna, the first sustainability research agency to develop a framework for analysing and evaluating the sustainability level of precious and industrial metals.
The whole supply chain must be audited by third parties.
Recycling must be certified to adhere to recognised international environmental standards.
Sharp focus on human rights and health & safety standards along the whole supply chain.
Strict governance requirements along the whole supply chain.