Q&A session with Anglo Pacific Group PLC
Updated: May 10
Mining and the sustainability of commodities
The mining and processing of minerals underpins modern technology and infrastructure. Each year, over 3.3 billion tonnes of metals are produced globally, and most predictions of demand show increasing consumption of metals in the coming decades, including in renewable energy generation, electric vehicles and batteries. The transition of the world’s economies and industries to more sustainable energy and technologies will require more mining and processing of non-renewable mineral resources, with associated positive and negative impacts on the environment and society.
Anglo Pacific is a financier to the mining sector and recognises that new commodity supply underpinned by sustainability principles and low carbon intensity is crucial to providing the raw materials required to achieve global energy transition objectives. Better stewardship and more responsible mining operations can help minimise the negative impacts on the environment and communities and improve the overall sustainability of commodity uses. This is the ethos that guides our investment decisions and strategy which must be at the forefront for all companies.
Marc Bishop Lafleche – Chief Executive Officer
Marc Bishop Lafleche joined Anglo Pacific Group in May 2014, was appointed Chief Investment Officer in December 2020, and Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer in April 2022. He has a deep understanding of the royalty and stream sector and was instrumental in the recent transformational Voisey’s Bay cobalt stream acquisition for Anglo Pacific which completed in March 2021, pivoting the Group towards 21st century commodities and away from its coal heritage.
Prior to joining the Group, he worked at Citigroup primarily in the Metals & Mining Investment Banking team as well as in the European Leveraged Finance team, where he worked on a variety of M&A transactions as well as debt and equity financings for clients across the Metals & Mining and other sectors. He has an MSc in Banking and International Finance from Bayes Business School and a BA (Hons) in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario, and became a CFA charterholder in 2013. Ontar
Alice England – General Counsel
Alice England joined Anglo Pacific Group in March 2019. She has over 15 years’ experience in the natural resources sector, and a detailed understanding of the legal terms and structures of royalty and streams.
Prior to joining the Group, Alice began her legal career at Herbert Smith Freehills. She qualified as a lawyer at Dentons and during that time worked in the Middle East on hydropower and carbon capture storage projects. Subsequentially Alice worked as a senior legal and commercial adviser at a FTSE 250 oil and gas company, where she provided advice on a wide range of transactional and operational matters with a particular focus on corporate M&A, fundraising, acquisitions and disposals, corporate governance and dispute resolution. She has a BA(Hons) in English Literature and Diploma in Law from Exeter University and Legal Practice Certificate from Oxford University, College of Law.
Anglo Pacific is the leading royalty and streaming business focused on investing in the commodities required to provide for a more sustainable world. Over the last 8 years we have successfully executed on this strategy and today, 75% of the portfolio is exposed to future-facing metals. As well as the green commodity focus, we systematically integrate sustainability into our investment decisions. By assessing the long-term viability of a mine we are able to make informed investment decisions, better identify and manage risks and generate sustainable, long-term value for all of our stakeholders.