Indigenous Communities & Mining – Best Practices For Sustainable Value Creation

In this June 23, 2020 Mining Coffee Chat, Dr. Remi Piet — Co-founder of Embellie Advisory — discussed mining and indigenous communities, focusing on value creation for populations in the area of influence of mining operations. With the support of Ruben Naichap Yankur, President of the Shuar Federation of Zamora Chinchipe, Remi welcomed Alexander Arrobo as his guest.

Among other topics, the Chat covered collaboration between indigenous communities and mining companies, including initiatives and best practices for conflict management, social survey, field work and community training.

Conducted mostly in Spanish but translated for the audience through Remi, the Chat talks about how the Shuar Federation of Zamora Chinchipe in Ecuador has recently engaged with the mining sector after a recent history of conflict in the neighboring province of Morona Santiago. This conversation will offer the opportunity to understand how mining companies can be leading partners in the comprehensive development of indigenous societies.

You can view HERE a video of the 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.