Dr. Eleonore Lebre is an engineer turned researcher who now specialises in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risks at the source of global metal supply chains. As part of her main research project, Eleonore develops a Complex Ore Bodies database that includes ESG data and assesses the risks associated with operating mines and new discoveries. She connects this work with topical issues such as tailings dam failures, renewable energy transition and critical metals. During her work at the SMI’s Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining Eleonore also developed expertise in mining-induced displacement resettlement, sustainability reporting, H&S incident investigation and mine closure. Eleonore graduated in 2018, and completed her PhD across the Sustainable Minerals Institute’s environmental and social centres. Her thesis applies the concept of circular economy to the problematic of mining waste in the objectives of minimising waste and optimising resource extraction.