In this Mining Coffee Chat from August 4, 2020, Dr. Remi Piet (Embellie Advisory) was joined by Reg Manhas (Principal at Purcell Global Strategies), a seasoned government relations and sustainability executive with 20+ years of experience with Talisman Energy and Kosmos Energy.
During the discussion, Reg built on his experience in Africa (Sudan, Ghana, Mauritania, Senegal) and the Americas (Suriname, Peru, Colombia, Canada) to analyze with us the structural dynamics of stakeholder relation management across different continents.
License-to-operate efforts should focus on the specificities of local communities. However, most above- the-ground risks also have an international dimension which influences the interests of stakeholders with whom extractive companies need to engage. This Chat focused on the convergence of geopolitical dynamics, stakeholder relations, and the demand for more sustainability/CSR/transparency. By addressing comprehensively recent trends and several case studies, Reg and Remi underlined best practices and processes to execute a successful stakeholder engagement strategy.
Click HERE to view the video of the webinar.
Mining Coffee Chats were weekly meetings held by Dr. Remi Piet, as part then of AMI. Remi explored important topics affecting the mining industry with expert speakers, and discussed with attendees the challenges they faced during COVID-19 and beyond.
The Embellie Advisory Mining Coffee Chats are now held in collaboration with the Emerging Markets Investors Alliance, a New-York based NGO focused on ESG investments.
To find out more about Embellie Advisory’s consulting work in the area of risk management for mining investors and companies, please explore our recent webinars, case studies and whitepapers.
Dr. Remi Piet is the Co-founder and Managing Director of Embellie Advisory. Remi leads political and other risk analysis activities for the mining, energy and infrastructure sectors in Latin America and West Africa. He has worked on projects in more than 60 countries across Latin America, Africa and Europe and taught at several universities including the University of Miami, HEC (Paris) and Qatar University. Be it a snapshot country and counterparty risk analysis ahead of an asset purchase, the on-going monitoring of on-the-ground risks or the development of local sustainable value with stakeholders, Remi has a long track record of success building collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders.