Financial Times’ Caselet

In this piece titled “Teaching Case - Digging into the ethics of cobalt mining”, Michael Posner and Dorothée Baumann-Pauly underline the fact that companies in need of cobalt cannot operate with one eye open and one eye closed. Regardless of whether they officially buy artisanally mined cobalt, all companies in the cobalt supply chain need to address the human rights abuses in artisanal cobalt mining in the Democratic Republic of the Congo - where over 70% of the world’s cobalt is produced.

Authors: Michael Posner & Dorothée Baumann-Pauly
Date: 11 September 2023
Publisher: Financial Times