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Frankfurt am Main, August 18th, 2021: DGWA, the German Institute for Asset and Equity Allocation and Valuation, has joined the advisory board of CERA 4in1, the global certification scheme covering the entire raw materials value chain.

DGWA is a German Investment Banking Boutique focused on sustainable investments in the mining and resources sector, global small and mid-cap consulting and corporate advisory. The company joins existing advisory board members which include Volkswagen, Siemens, Euromines, University of Southern Denmark, United Nations ECE, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the EU Joint Research Centre (JRC). 

As a member of CERA 4in1’s Advisory Board, DGWA will play a consultation and information role, recommending work tasks for CERA 4in1, participating in CERA Board Meetings, exploring possible pilot projects, and joining the CERA 4in1 information network.

Stefan Müller, Chief Executive Officer of DGWA, comments:

“We are delighted to join the CERA 4in1 programme. European investors increasingly emphasize environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations when making investment decisions and demand the highest standards for a sustainable future.

The transition to a carbon neutrality demands sustainably extracted, mined, and processed high-tech minerals. We are looking forward to working with CERA to support the development of the highest standard of certification for the raw materials value chain.”

Andreas Hucke, CERA 4in1 Project Director, said:

“We are excited to welcome DGWA on our advisory board and look forward to DGWA bringing their capital markets experience and financial markets expertise to our existing expert board. DGWA’s experience within the mining and exploration sector and its focus on sustainable investments will bring added value and broaden the stakeholder basis to CERA’s vision and mission.”

The CERA 4in1 project has been in development since 2015, initially within DMT, an international independent engineering and consulting company headquartered in Germany. In 2017 a formal project consortium was formed, partly funded by EIT Raw Materials. The CERA certification programme – which uses blockchain technology to enable the traceability of raw materials along the value chain – launched publicly in November 2019 addressing priority minerals of cobalt, copper, lithium, and graphite.

CERA is supported by the European Commission and aligned with the European Battery Alliance.