Mining Reforms And Investment Opportunities In Brazil

In a July 7 Mining Coffee Chat, Dr. Remi Piet — Embellie Advisory — discussed mining developments in Brazil with Tomas de Paola Pessoa Filho (Director General – Brazilian National Mining Agency) and Ana Candida de Melo (BMA).

Panelists also focused on investment opportunities in the mining sector in Brazil, environmental permitting processes and recent measures adopted to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 on the mining sectors.

One particular area of focus was the Plano Lavra, a series of reforms aiming at de-bureaucratizing procedures between the agency and mining companies in order to improve the business environment and recover from the damage suffered by the mineral sector due to the global pandemic.

Finally, this Mining Coffee Chat also addressed the current debate on social license to operate and possibilities to design public hearings and community relations programs at a time of social distancing.

You can view HERE the video of the July 7 Mining Coffee Chat.

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

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.