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Appian provides governments with its unique and highly informed perspective on metals and mining investments

SAFE-Appian Partnership

Appian has a partnership with SAFE’s Center for Critical Minerals Strategy (the “Partnership”), a prominent organisation of military and business leaders focused on the intersection of energy policy and national security.

The Partnership takes the form of a SAFE-Appian Sub-Committee on Opportunities and Risks in the Critical Mineral Sector (SCOR), chaired by Dominic Raab and comprised of other leading commercial experts in the critical minerals sector alongside Appian.

The Partnership advises SAFE on the regulatory, fiscal, and financial conditions required for successful critical minerals operations. It provides policy makers with an independent view on risk levels and viability of projects for funding, ensuring better capital and resource allocation to maximise the chance of bringing projects into production.

About SAFE’s Center for Critical Minerals Strategy
The Ambassador Alfred Hoffman, Jr. Center for Critical Minerals Strategy aims to secure all aspects of the critical minerals supply chain to help empower the United States to lead in the connected, autonomous, shared, and electric vehicles future with a focus on the entire minerals life cycle upon which these sectors rely.

About SAFE
SAFE is an action-oriented, nonpartisan organization committed to transportation and energy policy solutions that advance the economic and national security of the United States, its partners, and allies. SAFE has convened business and former military leaders since 2004 to advocate for secure, resilient, and sustainable energy solutions. Visit to learn more.

Appian Senior Strategic Advisor, Global Affairs Dominic Raab

Dominic Raab
Senior Strategic Advisor, Global Affairs
Chair SAFE-Appian SCOR

Appian is set to play an important role in unlocking financing and development of critical minerals for the energy transition, by providing governments with its unique and highly informed perspective on metals and mining investment, coupled with its deep understanding of the key decision-making factors driving project selection.

The Partnership develops a scorecard to help decision-makers evaluate the wide range of potential critical minerals sites and provides a short-list of the most viable targets. This sets out a project risk matrix, including technical, financial, jurisdictional and ESG benchmarks to create an overall score and more granular assessment.

The scorecard is presented as part of a report, “Resources for Resources: Bridging Government and Private Finance for Secure Mineral Development”, which compares the different types of public sector tools available and evaluate whether they sufficiently consider the risks and opportunities identified in the scorecard.

SAFE’s Minerals Center published “A Global Race to the Top: Using Transparency to Secure Critical Mineral Supply Chains,” outlining a vision for how the United States can work with its partners and allies to create higher standards through radical transparency, from the mine to the final product.

The Partnership advances this important work by analysing risks and opportunities for securing and diversifying sources of critical minerals and their wider supply chains to bring energy transition projects into production.