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TCFD and TNFD for mining

TCFD and TNFD for mining: concepts, examples and caveats, is the paper we presented at #CIMBC22 Mineral Economics and Finance. Photograph provided by: Adolfo Tribst Corrêa We asked the audience if they were familiar with the: Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosure (Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures | TCFD) (fsb-tcfd.org) and Task Force in Nature-related Financial Disclosure (TNFD – Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures). Only a couple hands rose. Significant points of our discussion on TCFD and TNFD for…

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Impact of climate change change projections on tailings dams survivability

Impact of climate change projections on tailings dams survivability is the paper we presented at #CIMBC22 Climate Change and Tailings Management. The authors are M. Gloor, G. Halter, of Correntics (Correntics – we make global supply chains future proof) and Cesar and Franco Oboni. Image by TheOtherKev from Pixabay The session was brilliantly chaired by George Hemingway of Stratalis Three papers on Climate Change and Tailings Management  Charles Dumaresq presented the protocols for climate change consideration in mining projects. The…

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FUV vs RIDM friends or foes at CIMBC22

FUV vs RIDM friends or foes at CIMBC22 sounds like a riddle, right? But it is not! Please, note FUV was actually never written as an acronym. Actually FUV stands for firmitas, utilitas, et venustas in Latin language.  Today we freely translate the terms into English as reliability, serviceability and beauty, straying a tad away from the original meaning. However, Henry Wotton, a seventeenth century translator, coined “firmness, commodity, and delight” as essential components of all successful architectural design. Wotton remained faithful…

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World-wide ORE2_Tailings quantitative risk assessment experience

Riskope’s world-wide ORE2_Tailings quantitative risk assessment experience can be summarized in one single graph we will show below. ORE2_Tailings™ (©Riskope, 2014-*) is a subset of ORE (Optimum Risk Estimates) which is a “universal” platform for quantitative risk assessments, ERM we deploy for: mining, i.e. tailings, open pits, transportation, forestry and finally suppliers. We have deployed ORE for hundreds of operations worldwide. Today we will focus on tailings storage facilities. Sample portfolio for ORE2_Tailings™ performance summary  We selected a sample portfolio…

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Recent failure at Pau Branco Mine, MG, Brazil

The recent failure at Pau Branco Mine, MG, Brazil is a classic example of cascading events. At this Vallourec Mineração (VMN) iron ore mine the failure of an uphill structure/slope led to overtopping of a downstream retention structure. As a result a flood reached a highway and the environment. Photograph provided by: Adolfo Tribst Corrêa A bit of Pau Branco innovation history Back in 2015 this mine was touted as a technological success when a new filter press module was installed.…

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Riskope Interviewed by Endeavor Magazine

 I was delighted to have Riskope Interviewed by Endeavor Magazine. Indeed Alice Instone-Brewer of Littlegate Publishing and I chatted for over an hour. The resulting  interview appears in their Endeavor Magazine, December issue, page 33, https://www.littlegatepublishing.com/2021/11/endeavour-magazine-december-2021/. Riskope Interviewed by Endeavor Magazine: Calculated Risk Alice selected “Calculated Risk” as a title for the interview. Although at first sight the title may seem as a “déjà vu”, I gladly accepted it. Because it clearly states what we do for our clients. Indeed,…

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Convergent quantitative Entreprise Risk Management on Divergent Risks

Convergent quantitative Enterprise Risk Management on Divergent Risks is an extension of our recent discussion on business interruption risk profiles. The example we discuss is present in: our last book Convergent Leadership-Divergent Exposures Climate Change, Resilience, Vulnerabilities, and Ethics an article at CIM 2021 about Concentrate Transportation From Mine to Market is Critical to Mines’ Profitability Setting the scenario for Convergent quantitative Entreprise Risk Management on Divergent Risks Suppose a corporation owning and operating three chemical plants sends their products…

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Business interruption risk profiles

Riskope’s ORE deployments generally include quantitative convergent business interruption risk profiles. These are based on “as usual” and, very importantly, on divergent scenarios. They allow for tactical and strategic corporate planning while facing, for example, climatic uncertainties. It is not rare to see a client smile at our scenarios descriptions. In particular, when they include hazards that may be interpreted as “far fetched”. Indeed, the dominos effects that intervene in those cases, due to the interdependencies within the considered system…

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