This document is a collaboration between a group of organisations that seeks to explore the collective leadership of the mining and metals industry in rebuilding better in the wake of COVID-19. It seeks to connect the immediate crisis response to the long-term sustainable development challenges of communities and nations, focusing on practical action, and opening up new collaborative opportunities within and beyond mining.

The Building Forward Better Framework presented in this paper was developed as a collaboration between the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), Business Fights Poverty (BFP) and The Partnering Initiative (TPI), in consultation with the Corporate Responsibility Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School. It is based on an original framework developed by Business Fights Poverty and the Corporate Responsibility Initiative.