Monica is a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability expert with recognized experience in the design and implementation of CSR strategies that support operational productivity while building trusting relationships with communities impacted by mineral exploration and mining operations.
Her innovative approach to transform conflict into development and human and social capital into value for investors has contributed to ensuring operational readiness, improving the perception of mining and the well being of communities across regions.
As an author, Monica created the Local Community Procurement Program (LCPP), a sustainable supply chain model, awarded by the IFC-World Bank in 2012. She has also contributed to the IFC-World Bank’s Guide for the Early Stakeholder Engagement (published in 2015) and participated in discussion groups for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the RIO + 20 World Convention on Sustainable Development in 2012. In 2020, she was awarded as Distinguished Lecturer by CIM (Canadian Institute of Mining).
Monica holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Universidad del Rosario, Colombia, Master’s Degree in Diplomatic Studies from the University of Westminster, UK, and has completed postgraduate programs in Sustainability Management from Harvard University, U.S., and International Business Strategy, from the London School of Economics, UK.