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

Who we Are

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.

Juan Ramón Miguélez

Environmental and Social Senior Principal Consultant

Juan Ramón Miguélez has over thirty (30) years of experience providing environmental and social consulting, 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.

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María José García López

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 (University 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).

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Daniel Oliva Martínez

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.

Carmen Avilés

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 intrapreneurship focused on capital natural and nature based solutions. 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 joint 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 commitment

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”, he 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

Health and Safety

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 instrumenton “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 Commitment and Learning

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

Industrial Environment

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.

Yolanda García Skorzeny


Yolanda García Skorzeny has more than fifteen (+15) years of experience in environmental consulting.

She has a Bachelor of Environmental Science and a Master of Environmental Engineering. Yolanda has a solid experience in international consulting, especially managing related projects with integrated environmental authorizations, HSSE Due Diligence audits, assurance of compliance with international standards, Environmental Management Plans and Impact Assessments Environmental, Social and Health, Strategic Environmental and Social Assessments, Action Plans for the

Biodiversity, environmental and social permitting studies, social studies, feasibility studies for the implementation of energy projects, etc., throughout Europe, North Africa, Russia and America. She has also participated in projects in drilling programs in various industries in Spain and in soil contamination in Eastern Europe. Additionally, Yolanda has participated in the

definition and implementation of standards and protocols for making offers, as well as coordinating the making of offers with a group at the regional level (Europe-Africa-Middle East).

 Yolanda’s efforts have focused mainly on the oil and gas sector (both onshore and offshore) and renewable energies (solar energy, hydrogen, etc.), having been also involved in linear infrastructure projects (roads and interconnection lines

electricity), mining and other industrial projects.

Her experience includes developing and managing projects for private companies and for public bodies at the national level (Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, Ministries and the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation) and international (Organization of the United Nations for Industrial Development, Inter-American Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the World Bank, etc.).

Carmen Perona


Carmen Perona has 10 years of experience managing biodiversity, seeking economic profitability for its presence through regenerative agriculture; ecotourism and training; connecting society with nature through environmental disclosure and mitigating the negative effects of climate change through ecosystems restoration.

Her experience includes implementing ecosystem; land use zoning (at spatial, temporal and social level); regenerative agriculture and environmental monitoring; dealing with scientific teams agents with decision-making capacity and the people who implement the decisions made on the ground. Her work began by obtaining the first and only designation of Private Area of Ecological Interest in Extremadura, after having designed and defended the principles described above and reflected in a management plan against the regional government and citizens in 2016. Since then, she has worked between legislators and administrative inspectors and the company workers in order to enforce the regulation and open up the mind to the administration and demonstrate that there is another model of management and production. To involve society, her work has consisted in organizing more than 30 theoretical-practical training courses, participating in regional and international conferences; appearing on television programs and national and international digital media and writing disclosure articles

Andrea Storace

Society and Stakeholders

Andrea Storace has nearly fifteen (15) years of experience as a social consultant, conducting social assessments, design, modeling, implementing and monitoring social impact and stakeholder’s management for large corporations of forestry, transport, infrastructure construction (such as highways, power transmission lines, railways, industrial facilities) and cellulose & energy industry. She also has ample experience in expropriation, resettlement processes, risk management, and social conflicts in the construction of power transmission lines, highways and railways according to IFC Standards. 

Her experience includes attending social audits, due diligence and social reports with IFC and IADB Standards for national and international regulatory organizations. Andrea has worked with interdisciplinary and multicultural teams and has good communication skills and technical expertise in social areas.

Jöelle Salamé


Joëlle Salamé has over 10 (ten) years of experience in Environmental Consultancy. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Life and Earth Sciences, a Master’s Degree in Biogeosciences applied to the Environment and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Management. Joëlle has undertaken environmental studies and activities for small- and large-scale developments and taking part in the preparation of ESHIAs for residential, commercial, industrial, infrastructures and offshore Oil & Gas projects. She has also managed due diligence studies in the mining and Oil & Gas sector. 

Joëlle has relevant site experience focused on the preparation of Construction Environmental Management Plans (CEMP) as well as the supervision, inspection and audit of construction sites to ensure environmental compliance. Her experience also includes the preparation and implementation of Environmental Monitoring Plans, the supervision and design of landfills for waste management projects, and the Baseline Assessment of Integrated Solid Waste Management practices.

Rutere Kagendo

Social Commitment

Rutere Kagendo is a sociologist with over 15 years hands-on experience conducting program-based research and project evaluations focusing on livelihoods, Health, Education and Micro finance, technology and gender as a crossing-cutting issue. 

Rutere had designed and led dozens of baseline surveys, midlines and endline evaluations, impact assessment and sustainability studies in over 15 African countries. Rutere is currently pursuing PhD studies at the University of Nairobi, Kenya. Rutere has also supported organizations in setting up and/or assessing M/E/KM systems. Her skills include: Project evaluations (baseline, mid and end-line surveys), impact assessments and sustainability studies using a mixed method approach (qualitative and quantitative) and developing and supporting M&E/KM systems.

Abasi Adam Makalanga

Social Commitment

Abasi Adam Makalanga is a Sociologist with over 10 years of working at the Governments and with Profit and Non-profit sector on building appropriate and sustainable child protection and information Management systems. Experienced in policy analysis and development of welfare services provision with specific focus on vulnerable groups. Community Development and Parenting is another area of expertise where he has been actively participating and in connection with International Social Services (ISS) for feedback and suggestions from foreign Countries for foreigner’s citizens and Tanzanian who live abroad. He has combined the above with advocacy and program design to prevent violence against Women and children. Worked with implementing partners at refugee camp to support welfare services to refugee families.

Adrian Ribaric

Society and Anthropology

Adrian Ribaric holds a PhD in Anthropology and has more than 30 years of professional experience as a Senior Level Consultant in Social and Anthropological issues related to social and environmental impacts (identification and assessment, adoption of prevention, mitigation and compensation measures, and social mediation processes), arising from the implementation of large industrial and infrastructure projects –. industrial plants, forest management, highways, hydroelectric plants -, in urban settlements and local and traditional communities (indigenous and non-indigenous peoples – quilombolas, riverside communities, extractivists, artisanal fishermen)

Since 2015, in programs for monitoring and evaluating the social and environmental performance required by international financing institutions (IFC/World Bank).

He is a postdoctoral researcher at the Nucleus of Research on Wetlands and Human Populations in Brazil – NUPAUB, linked to the Institute of Energy and Environment of the University of São Paulo

Also works in:

a) Universities, Governmental Institutions and Non-Governmental Organizations: coordinating studies and research on traditional Brazilian populations (indigenous and non-indigenous), and territorial and environmental planning;

b) Coordinating studies and projects for institutions such as the Ministry of Culture, National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute (IPHAN), National Indigenous Peoples Foundation (FUNAI), National Secretariat for the Promotion of Racial Equality (SNPIR), National Institute of Agrarian Reform (INCRA) ), UNESCO and UNDP.

c) Advising on social movements and local associations in land regularization projects, access to the city, and Human Rights of traditional communities.

Josefina Olaso

Sustainability Management

Josefina Olaso is a highly experienced sustainability consultant and finance professional, renowned for her expertise in integrating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles into financial decision-making processes. With a strong focus on sustainability, Josefina has garnered invaluable experience during her tenure at a prestigious international consultancy company, where she provided financial guidance and delivered outstanding results. Her deep understanding of the interplay between financial performance and ESG factors allows her to analyze data, conduct comprehensive risk assessments, and ensure compliance with regulations. With exceptional communication skills and a holistic understanding of business operations, Josefina excels in assessing sustainability metrics, identifying risks and controls, and delivering impactful recommendations that drive positive change for her clients.