Blackstone Sustainability Report - Insights into an Industy-Leading Business

Updated: Apr 13

✦ Anna Cranney, Social Performance Lead for Blackstone Minerals Limited (ASX: BSX) talks about bringing ESG from theory to practice.

Anna Cranney, Social Performance Lead, Blackstone Minerals Limited, Noel Ong, Samso, featured on Brilliant-Online

Anna Cranney, as the Social Performance Lead for Blackstone Minerals Limited (ASX: BSX), returns for another coffee chat with Noel Ong, CEO of Samso, to help us better understand the contents of the Blackstone Sustainability Report. When you look at the contents of the report, it may feel like a heavy document with information you have to wade through. Anna helps to put the report in a context which investors would understand and be interested in. And the good news is, there is much to rejoice in in the report.

Blackstone is looking to make a statement which is inspiring confidence. In fact, the release of this report is indicating to investors that the end is near, and that the company is putting out the transparency of their activities. Take note of Blackstone - they are all set to become an industry-leading business.

"Blackstone is looking to lead the industry and show through its transparency its intent on creating an ESG relevant, ESG leading business that creates a truly sustainable investment which has a World leading responsible nature for all stakeholders of the business." - Samso

Tune in to find out how Anna Cranney and the Blackstone team will deliver the ESG platform from theory to practice.


00:00 Start

00:20 Introduction

02:16 The Sustainability Report

03:32 Is this Report a New Concept?

04:41 Is this report a Standard Operating Procedure document?

09:39 A brief of the content of the report.

14:56 How is Blackstone backing up with their claim to be an ESG champion?

16:11 Was ESG already in the marketplace?

19:20 Is it hard to get all stakeholders to conform to the Report?

23:20 Balancing the needs of local Vietnamese community against corporate.

26:35 Is the implementation of the report harder in Reality?

27:37 Are we overdoing ESG?

27:14 What is the cost of ESG?

33:43 What is the perception of the cost of ESG?

36:10 Sustainable Responsible Investments is ESG.

37:49 Conclusion


About Anna Cranney

Social Performance Lead with Blackstone Minerals Limited


  • Bachelor of Education/Arts from the University of QLD;

  • Graduate Certificate in International Education from the University of Sydney;