We Work
M4H works with a wide range of partners – including communities, educational institutions, public authorities, miners and those that use the products of mining – to grow the contribution of the metals and minerals industry to human wellbeing.
An autonomous organisation working in the ‘middle space’ between industry and civil society, M4H catalyses change by aligning interests in support of inspiring, innovative projects that bring practical benefits to communities in need.
M4H is accountable to its public, private and social partners. Initiatives are results driven, science based and are audited by independent, third-party assessment organisations.


Successful projects are rarely realised by a single organisation working alone.  Project implementation, in particular, is complex.  It requires not only capable, committed partners, but an alignment of vision, such that everyone working towards a common goal.  A diverse range of skills and experiences is crucial, as a diversity of viewpoints helps establish a comprehensive plan and approach.  M4H serves importantly as convener, bringing together progressive resource companies, leading NGOs, engaged academics and government authorities, and recipient communities, to undertake projects that inspire and reward all involved.

Development partners include:

Isla Urbana
Isla Urbana

Enrique Lomnitz, Co-founder and General Director of Isla Urbana, explains how sharing knowledge and expertise in rainwater harvesting with mining engineers can help make mining operations more effective partners in an integrated development model.


Liliana Riva Palacio, Founder and General Director of ConcentrArte, points to the practical dependence of technology on social and cultural habits and the need to take a holistic approach to human development.

Cameras 4 Change
Cameras 4 Change

Cate Cameron, Creator and Co-Director of Cameras 4 Change, discusses the transformational potential of photography as a shared experience and its capacity to create new possibilities for dialogue and mutual understanding.

Construyendo Esperanzas

Kenia Montiel Pimentel, Founder of Construyendo Esperanzas, discusses how growing needs and a reduced availability of public funding made private-sector participation necessary in addressing water challenges in Hidalgo.


Dr. José Angel Cobos-Murcia, Professor of Material and Earth Sciences at the Autonomous University of the State of Hidalgo, discusses the "citizen scientist" programme and the importance of bringing science into the community.

Metals For Humanity
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