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Silvana Costa

Bridge Masters Fellow 2006 - 2008
Supervisor: Malcolm Scoble

Biography

A community planner, Silvana Costa defended her PhD in April 2008 and continues to explore and promote sustainable practices in the mining and mineral exploration sector. Since then, Silvana has worked in the public and private sectors. Her expertise involves environmental management systems, environmental assessment, stakeholder engagement management and Aboriginal consultation, community development and socio-economic and cultural impact assessments, involuntary resettlement, and social risk management. As the Environment and Social Responsibility (ESR) Coordinator for New Gold Inc. in Vancouver, Silvana is currently involved in planning and implementation of corporate and site-specific initiatives related to environmental management and social responsibility, the development of sustainable development strategies and policies as well as sustainability reporting.  Her work includes close coordination with sites to continuously improve ESR performance in a way which respects the expectations of New Gold’s investors, local communities, regulators and other stakeholders.

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