The United States Returns to Multilateralism – Joe Biden’s Investiture

On Wednesday, January 20 we were able to attend the investiture of the new president of the United States: Joe Biden

Rémi Piet was invited by France24 to comment on the Biden Administration’s priorities towards Europe, Africa and Latin America and  to outline the key structural evolutions and their short and long term impacts.

Key takeaways for extractive industry and sustainability professionals:

  •  Increased scrutiny on transparency of supply chains ;
  • Multilateralism on foreign relations, increased pressure on key countries and focus on others with a greater role for development agencies ;
  • Ramping up of enforcement of REDD, plus type instruments and ESG accountability of investors and companies.

Videos are available in French and English on on the youtube channel of Embellie Advisory and on the France 24 website

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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.