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CRU Consulting provides informed and practical advice to meet the needs of our customers and their stakeholders. Our extensive network, deep understanding of commodity market issues and analytical discipline mean we can assist customers in their decision-making process.
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For the big sustainability questions, we give you the wider view. Our reputation as an independent and impartial authority means you can rely on our climate policy expertise, data and insight. All stakeholders along the commodity supply chain have a vital role to play in the pathway to net zero. From policy insights, emission reduction to clean energy transition and the evolving circular economy, we can help you achieve your sustainability goals.
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Evolving climate policy and regulation landscapes demand robust analytical decision-making support. Our global footprint and on-the-ground experience ensure we provide a strong and credible voice, no matter your geography. Our insight, advice and high-quality data will help you make the right strategic business decisions to realise your sustainability goals.
The path to net zero will be enabled by changes in financial markets, production and technology, but shaped by government policies. From helping you understand how these policies impact you, to carbon price forecasts, assessing voluntary carbon offsets, emission benchmarking and monitoring carbon reduction technology, CRU Sustainability gives you the wider view.
The clean energy transition puts new demands on a company’s operating model. Drawing on our considerable data and industry expertise, CRU Sustainability can provide detailed analysis on the future of renewable energy: from wind and solar through to green hydrogen and energy storage. We can also answer your questions around the outlook for electric vehicles, battery metals, raw material requirements and prices.
The Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) landscape is fast-changing. Material efficiency and recycling are becoming increasingly important. Our network and local research capabilities, combined with detailed market knowledge, will help you navigate complex secondary markets and understand the implications of sustainable manufacturing trends. From case studies to scenario planning, we will support you through the challenge and help you adapt to a circular economy.
CRU price assessments are supported by our deep understanding of commodity market fundamentals, the operation of entire supply chains and our broader market understanding and analysis capability. Since our foundation in 1969, we have consistently invested in primary research capability and robust transparent methodologies – including in prices.
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Negotiation support for marketing and intermediation fees
Data driven M&A prioritisation and targeting
Analysing water demand and infrastructure requirement in the Chilean mining sector
Mining industry strategy development plan in Central Asia
Steel decarbonisation scenario analysis
ESG and portfolio diversification
Long term Chinese steel and scrap sector outlook
Recycling marketing study in automotive and consumer goods
EU Carbon border adjustment impact assessment
A comprehensive overview of battery metals markets and procurement strategies
Guinea’s bauxite mining development
Increasing aluminium slab casting capacity by sourcing secondary aluminium
Aluminium value added products market strategy
06 January 2020
Coal: analysing the key drivers for quality price differentials
30 October 2019
Thermal coal long term outlook with focus on Indonesia
18 October 2019
Battery metals investment strategy for long-term security of raw materials
A specialty fertilizer producer evaluates an investment opportunity in high-solubility NPK capacity
28 March 2019
Understanding costs of new nickel sulphate supply in South East Asia
26 February 2019
Strategic advice: an ammonia and urea plant versus a methanol plant
18 February 2019
The extent and impact of counterfeits on wire and cable
05 February 2019
Assist one of the largest Chinese SOE in developing its aluminium industry strategy plan
CRU successfully assisted Ganfeng with HK$3.3 billion IPO listing
19 December 2018
Evaluation of sulphuric acid marketing strategy
14 December 2018
Regional analysis and outlook for Chinese fertilizer import export volumes for a strategic port investment
13 November 2018
Strategic advice on seaborne coke export market opportunities
22 October 2018
Evaluation of global nickel resources
16 October 2018
Measuring Tax Policy Distortions in the Mining Sector
27 June 2018
Assessing macro-fiscal risks from commodity price volatility
An export strategy for the mining equipment, technology and services sector
Fibre-optic cable study
01 June 2018
Megatrends shaping up commodities markets
Looking for value in tailing dams: a multi-commodity market assessment
31 May 2018
Preparing clients for future uncertainties using scenario analysis
10 October 2017
Latin America Coal Market Study
20 September 2017
Cobalt Market Strategy Support
08 August 2017
Strategic planning in the Refined Ferromanganese sector
11 July 2017