About

Purpose, Principles, Values and Team

 

Purpose

Help organizations to achieve their goals resiliently and being environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable by providing advice on how to do it.

 

VALUES

  • Be transparent, open, and forthcoming.
  • Say what you mean; mean what you say
  • Respect and care for employees, clients, and contractors
  • Empowered employees delivering extraordinary outcomes
  • Aim to the success of the client
  • Treat employees, clients and contractors justly and equitably
  • Accountable for results, be upfront about mistakes, and take considered risks
  • Seek and face the truth
  • Enjoy the reward of solving difficult problems and making a client happier
  • Long Term relationships with rigorous ethical behaviors
  • Balanced authority and accountability at all levels
  • Socially Responsible Profitable Business
  • Solution-oriented with a wide-open imaginative approach
  • Delivering what we promise

Who we Are

  • Triple Sustainability counts on Senior Principal Advisors that after having long professional careers at either large corporations or academy decided to offer their knowledge and experience to make a positive impact on our clients and the society in general.
  • We are passionate about providing advice to our clients, and we do it by applying the latest technologies and software developments to just focus on whatever matters to our clients.

Team Leadership Experience

Exposed to many different legal, cultural and business contexts, the team has been able to acquire the skills to manage multidisciplinary teams and learn from them.

Environmental and Social Senior Principal Consultant

Juan Ramón Miguélez has over thirty (30) years of experience providing environmental and social consultancy, managing teams and teaching for graduates and postgraduates. He has a Master’s degree in Business Administration as well as a Master’s degree in Environmental Assessment and Management.

His experience encompasses managing, advising or auditing projects to IFC, IADB or ADB Standards and Good International Industry Practices on behalf of lenders and private companies in lending and transaction processes.  He is very well versed in the set up of Sustainability Governance Systems in compliance with World Bank and IFC Sustainability Framework.

He also supports large corporations of the Oil and Gas, Mining and Manufacturing industries in preparing their strategy for Energy Transition as well as Circular Economy.

His work experience includes numerous industrial and civil projects in Spain, Africa, Middle East and Latin America, primarily involving environmental assessment, design, modelling and monitoring. He is knowledgeable about resource-based sectors, such as petroleum and mining; chemical and pharmaceutical plants; coal, gas, thermosolar, and wind farm power plants; and of infrastructure construction, such as linear corridors (roads, railways, channels, pipelines, power transmission lines) and port facilities.

Juan Ramón provides project management of interdisciplinary and multicultural teams, business administration skills and technical expertise in biology and ecology.

Maria Jose Garcia Lopez

Sustainable Economy Senior Principal Consultant

Dr. María José García López is, since 1994, full-time Associate Professor of Financial Economy and Accounting at the Department of Financial Economy, in the University Rey Juan Carlos (Madrid), Spain. She has a degree in Economics (University Autónoma de Madrid, 1994), a Ph.D. in Economics (University Complutense, 2000), and a Ph.D. in Corporate Social Responsibility (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, 2004). She also has a Master’s degree in Financial and Tax Advice within IFSR regulation (2009). She has been for more than 8 years Chief of the Financial Economy and Accounting Department and a member of the Faculty Board and the Faculty Senate.

Her main research and teaching interests are related to Sustainable Development, Corporate Social Responsibility, Islamic and Conventional Finance, and Natural Capital Accounting. Always dealing with these issues, she has participated in several research projects supported by different institutions (i.e.: Spanish Department of Science and Technology, regional governments). She has participated in different books and her research has been published in national and international indexed journals and presented in leading conferences within the international business field (e.g.: Iberian International Business Conference, European International Business Academy, Academy of Management, among others).

Due to her expertise in the above mentioned fields, she collaborates actively with other educational institutions. Within this context, she has joined international research projects, taught in different international Masters such as at Bordeaux Université, Lyon Université, and some of the most important business schools in South America.

Her desire to transfer knowledge between university and business has led her to carry out significant projects for national and multinational companies such as Iberdrola, OHL, or Grünenthal, within the framework of sustainable development, helping organizations to improve their commitment to sustainability.

She is a member of the scientific board in different journals as Intangible Capital or Revista 17, and a member of the sustainability committee of other organizations such as AECA or the Fundación Contra el Hambre (Foundation Against Hunger).

Daniel Oliva Martinez

Social Senior Principal Consultant

Dr. Daniel Oliva Martínez is a Ph.D on Anthropology and a Ph.D on Law. He has over 25 years of experience in applied studies on sustainability, socio-cultural evaluations and qualitative methodologies. He has extensive experience in directing technical advice and consultancies for private companies, international organizations such as the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, FILAC or the Multilateral Investment Fund, public administrations, foundations, NGOs or civil society entities, among others. He has practical work experience in Europe, Latin America, Africa, Asia and North America.

He also teaches graduates and postgraduates at the Carlos III University in Madrid, where he is the Director of the Qualitative Studies Group, the Director Chair of Indigenous Peoples, Deputy Director of the Master in International Solidarity Action and Social Inclusion, Co-director of the Expert Degree in Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights and International Cooperation Deputy Director of the Department of International Law and Director of the University Cooperation Group of the Carlos III University of Madrid. He also has extensive international experience as a postgraduate teacher in numerous academic centers in Europe, Latin America and the United States.

He is the author of numerous publications, including eight monographs and more than 60 articles in scientific journals and book chapters in prestigious publishers. He is a member of various editorial committees. He is an expert reviewer and evaluator of different scientific journals and an evaluator of the books of several publishers.

Carmen Aviles

Sustainable Economy Principal Consultant

Dr. Carmen Avilés has nearly twenty five (25) years of experience conducting sustainable business research, leading international projects and teaching for graduates and postgraduates as a professor at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. He has a Master’s degree in Business Administration as well as a Master’s degree in Environmental Assessment and Management.

Her experience encompasses managing, sustainability and entre and intra- preneurship focused on capital natural and nature based solution. She is leading international projects,  advising organizations to achieve SDG and researching about sustainable indicators that include carbon footprint of biodiversity

She is an expert in join economics, management and nature based solutions to find competitive advantages for organizations, she brings an out of the box thougth to find business opportunities in nature and sustainable development under a triple balance viewpoint.

She is Co-Chair of the Teams of Specialist “Green Jobs”, UNECE-FAO, since 2020.

Guillermo Carvajalino

Social Senior Principal Consultant

Guillermo Carvajalino is a sociologist, with over forty (40) years of professional experience in the field of social development, community management, and the relationship of companies with their social and community environments. He directed the Corona Foundation between 1988 and 2002, and the Fundación Empresarios por la Educación between 2003 and 2007. Since 2008 he is the director of the DIS Foundation.

Guillermo is an expert in strategy, strategic planning and organizational design. He has extensive experience in the design and implementation of social and community development programs, in business sustainability standards, impact evaluations of social programs, and organization of public-private partnerships.

In 2005 he created the DIS Group (Innovation, Development and Sustainability), specialized in advising social organizations and companies on relevant social issues for the achievement of their purposes and mission. Under the motto of “giving social meaning to business management and business sense to social management”, she has worked in various sectors of the economy, especially in Oil & Gas, Agroindustry, Food and Beverages, Infrastructure and Electric Power, Banking and Financial Services, in projects aimed at the design of strategies for Sustainability, Social Responsibility and Management of Relationships with Stakeholders.

At the head of the Corona Foundation, one of the most important business foundations in Colombia, and a leading organization in matters of corporate social responsibility in Latin America, he comprehensively managed the Foundation’s social strategy, and led the design, creation, and implementation of operation and management of various social organizations, which today are a point of reference for social management in Colombia and Latin America. Such is the case of the Organization for Health Excellence, the Corporation for Excellence in Justice, the Transparency for Colombia Corporation, the Ideas for Peace Foundation, Entrepreneurs for Education and the RedEAmerica Corporation (Latin American Network of Foundations and Companies dedicated to the study, promotion and practice of community development).

He provides in depth knowledge of social surveys and opinion gathering; social structures and decision making processes in the communities; how organizational structures, cultures, and conflicts shape policies and practices; changes, compositions, and structures by age, race, gender, and social class and highlight how social, economic, and political factors affect these issues, and vice versa.

Jim Pirie The Great

Health, Safety and Training Senior Principal Consultant

Jim Pirie is a Health, Safety and Training expert with over fourty (40) years of experience working in the mining and metallurgical industry. His experience encompasses managing, advising or auditing projects to IFC Standards, IADB Standards and Good International Industry Practices on behalf of lenders and private companies in lending and transaction processes.

He was the Canadian business community representative to the International Labour Organization (ILO) process to develop international instruments for the “Prevention of Major Industrial Accidents”. Jim was also Chair of the International Mining Employers Group (30 mining countries) to ILO process to develop an international instrument on “Health and Safety of Workers in Mines” and has been recognized by the Province of Ontario, Canada, for his leadership role in developing skills training modules for underground operators, milling operators and mining industry supervision. His experience includes an OH&S audit initiative on corporate responsibility for mining operations, providing leadership to a team of sixty-five auditors from various mine sites schooled in the International Loss Control Institute (ILCI) 5 Star audit program.

He has also implemented strategic thinking and change management for Industrial Accident Prevention Association (IAPA) field operations.

Andrew Blackwell

Social Senior Principal Consultant

Andrew Blackwell has over forty (40) years of experience on socio-environmental management, research, project management and program development, environmental policy development as well as teaching for graduates and postgraduates. He has a BA in English from Harvard University, a Diploma on Urban Sociology and a Master’s degree in Education. He received Canada’s top doctoral fellowship for research in Social Science and the Humanities.

His experience encompasses managing, advising or auditing projects to IFC Standards during the preparation, design and implementation phases of large-scale road, industrial plant construction watershed management and agricultural projects in Nicaragua, El Salvador, Mozambique, Zambia, Namibia, Uruguay and Chile. He has extensive experience in institutional strengthening and effective application of public policies, frequent evaluation and periodic monitoring of development assistance programs in various countries in Central and South America, Africa and Asia as well as in the design and drafting of new technical assistance projects and programs for the Central American region. In Canada, he led municipal environmental public participation efforts, managed large budgets (100+ M USD annually) for the creation of environmental management programs in the province of Ontario, and helped lead the participatory development and design of a federal-provincial public education program to promote sustainable development throughout the entire country.

Amaia Yoldi

Environmental Principal Consultant

Amaia Yoldi has nearly twenty-five (25) years of experience in the areas of environmental and social sustainability (ESG), innovation and climate change mainly in the whole value chain of the energy and utilities sector. She has a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering.

She had led dozens of projects at an international level, both for private companies and the main multilateral lending organizations (World Bank, ADB, IDB …) to ensure the environmental and social sustainability of important energy facilities (thermal power plants, radioactive waste warehouses, hydroelectric power plants, wind farms, photovoltaics, power lines, LNG and gas plants and terminals, LNG carriers, gas pipelines, etc.).

She has participated in the design of Sustainability Systems for large utilities due to her extensive knowledge of the regulatory instruments and the geopolitical context around the energy transition towards the decarbonized economy (Taxonomy, CBAM..), climate change, carbon footprint, LCA (Life Cycle Analysis). This allows her to analyze the risks and opportunities that the different regulatory instruments pose in different business sectors.

She has also vast experience in the permitting process of industrial projects for which, through communication with national and local governmental institutions and local companies, a permitting flowchart and timeline are defined to speed up the permit’s process. Alongside the above, she is well versed in the design and agreement with the administration of the environmental mitigation measures, corrective action plans and environmental/social monitoring and management plan implementation to fulfill the standards required in order to optimize the project’s CAPEX and OPEX.

She provides project management of interdisciplinary and multicultural teams including not just the technical area but economic, planning and resources management.

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