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25 May 2022

Trade Finance TV: Securing critical commodities in a volatile world

Europe , Americas, Asia-Pacific
TXF’s commodities content manager, Aife Howse, joined Deutsche Bank’s Trade Finance TV to discuss the need for more investment in the metals and mining sectors - an integral part of both the green industrial and digital revolutions.

Whether its cobalt, lithium, copper or nickel for batteries, or rare earths that are needed in supply chains and for the magnets in wind turbines, without metals, there is no digital or green transformation.

Yet there is a significant lack of investment in the metals and mining sectors, and China’s dominance, particularly over the battery raw material supply chain, means that the Asian economic superpower has control over a vast proportion of exports – this in itself is an ESG issue as the sustainability regulations in China are looser than in most parts of the western world.

In this episode of trade finance TV, the guests discuss what is needed from economies and governments to deliver the raw material metal supply needed to meet Paris Climate goals.


Hauke Burkhard, Head of Lending, Deutsche Bank AG

Dr Rebecca Harding, Independent Economist and CEO of Coriolis Technologies

Julian Kettle, SVP and Vice Chair of Metals and Mining Wood MacKenzie, commodities analysts


Aífe Howse, Commodities Content Manager, TXF 

Clarissa Dann, Editorial Director, Deutsche Bank AG

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