Our goal with this new publication is to set the pace and direction of ESG discourse as driven by empirical evidence from the mining industry. Industry managers need a fact checker and rational perspective provider – we pledge to fill this role more efficiently than could be done in-house. We will help inform management teams on how to increase business returns within extractive industries, enhance investment alpha through a better understanding of ESG practices, and effectively manage jurisdiction risk.

Piyali Rudra, B.ENG., MBA

ESG + Country Risk Analyst

piyali@capitalight.co

Piyali is a final year doctoral researcher at the Department of Management Studies, Aalto University School of Business (Formerly Helsinki School of Economics) in Helsinki, Finland. She is expected to have her public defense by spring 2020, with her thesis already on its way to pre-examination. At Capitalight, she looks after ESG and Jurisdiction related challenges for the investment community.

Her background includes engineering and business studies with advisory experience from Deloitte and PwC in their mining, utilities and renewables practice. Consulting experience can be primarily summarized in the realm of commercial due diligence: transaction consultancy, buy & sell side assistance, market entry assessment, corporate strategy appraisal, M&A, divestiture, and policy & regulations.

 

Piyali is fascinated by the extractive industries. In her doctoral thesis, she has
studied resource politics and institutional dynamics. Her doctorate answered as to how mining firms can manage socio-political risk by balancing institutional pressures from various external sources alongside their own internal capabilities.

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