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August 3, 2021updated 21 Sep 2021 11:15am

Barrick Gold: how well is the company positioned to weather future industry disruption?

By Nicu Calcea

Barrick Gold, a mining company based in Canada, has a relatively high chance of benefiting from its investments in a series of technological, macroeconomic, and sector-specific investments in recent years, according to analysis from GlobalData.

The company was ranked ninth out of 50 in a ranking of overall leadership in the 10 themes that matter the most to the mining sector.

These themes, which can be defined as any issues that keep CEOs awake at night, describe technological, macroeconomic and industry-specific challenges that companies are currently facing, as well as the opportunities they create. GlobalData’s Thematic Research ecosystem identifies and tracks these challenges, and how they create the long-term winners and losers of the mining industry.

Barrick Gold received a high mark of four for its performance in Internet of Things, M&A, Climate Change, Commodity Markets, Workplace Safety and COVID-19; a mark of three for Autonomous Vehicles, Capital Raising and ESG; a mark of two for Lithium-Ion Batteries; .

The interactive graphic below allows you to compare Barrick Gold to the ratings of other mining companies across the 10 themes in question. The higher up a company is on the list, the better positioned it is to weather disruption in the future, while the companies at the bottom are more vulnerable to disruptive threats.



Barrick Gold Corp (Barrick) carries out the exploration and development of mineral properties containing gold and copper. It has operations in 13 countries in the North and South America, Africa, Papua New Guinea and Saudi Arabia. The company also operates copper mines in Chile, Saudi Arabia and Zambia.

The company operates through ten reportable business segments: Carlin, Cortez, Turquoise Ridge, Pueblo Viejo, Loulo-Gounkoto, Kibali, Veladero, Porgera, North Mara and Bulyanhulu. Its other segments include Other Mines.

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