Qualified Implementation Consultants and Approved Auditors

Equitable Origin maintains a diverse and growing roster of Qualified Implementation Consultants (QICs) who have been vetted and trained in the application of the EO100™ Standard for Responsible Energy Development. In addition to training in the content and application of the Standard, QICs possess experience and expertise in numerous areas relevant to energy development and to managing social and environmental impact. QICs are consulting firms and individuals who share an interest in EO’s mission.

Upon request, EO will refer you to one or more QICs with subject matter expertise and geographical presence that match your implementation needs of a site selected for application of the EO100™ Standard. Following this referral, the QIC(s) work with you on a bilateral, consultant-client basis.

Current Equitable Origin Qualified Implementation Consultants

Company Name (click for website) Contact Person Expertise Countries
Atma Khalsa [email protected] Social and environmental risk management consulting Experience and partnerships in 80 countries, including extensive coverage of Latin America and Africa
Fernando Benalcazar pr[email protected] HSE, environment, stakeholder engagement, human rights, transparency and reporting Ecuador
Jesica Lindgren, General Counsel [email protected] Governance, Ethics, Anti-Bribery; Social impacts, human rights and indigenous Peoples; Labor standards Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay
Marco Konings [email protected] Social and environmental impact management, ESIAs, environmental management systems, HSE, workforce development, indigenous peoples, gender, stakeholder engagement, community relations, local content development, livelihoods Global
Giuliana Canessa Walker, Director of Corporate Partnerships [email protected] Governance and ethics, anti-corruption, revenue transparency and reporting, environmental and social impact assessments, health impact assessments, ISO 9001, environmental management systems, biodiversity action planning, conflict and crisis management, agricultural development and food security, gender, youth, and social inclusion programming, monitoring and evaluation, local supplier and workforce development Worldwide. Experience operating in 145 countries, including in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, and North America
Assheton Stewart Carter [email protected] Environment, social, governance Global
Karen Chovan [email protected] Sustainability reporting & report assurance, Global Reporting Initiative G4 Guidelines, environmental management systems, ISO 14001, water and mine waste management Canada
Ferner Consulting Corporation Susan Ferner [email protected] Stakeholder Engagement, Social Impact Assessments, Social Performance Planning Project experience in Canada, Ecuador, Peru, Honduras, Armenia, Bangladesh, Kenya.
Michael Edwin Keefer [email protected] Ethics, Social Impact Management, Indigenous Peoples Rights, Stakeholder Engagement, Labour, Safety, Environment for energy and mining sectors North, Central, and South America
Ed O'Keefe [email protected] global.net Social performance consultancy; security and human rights; ESIAs; community relations; resettlement Experience in over 70 countries

Strategy and Planning

Setting the course for EO100™ site certification requires alignment with your business strategy and core operating functions. Our QICs work with your senior and operations managers to plan and initiate the process of complying with the EO100™ Standard. QICs help energy developers expand and build upon existing best practices to measure, manage and reduce environmental and social impacts and establish a clear path to EO100™ conformance. Although each site is different, planning activities might include executive briefings, stakeholder mapping exercises, resources/cost analysis, ROI analysis, best practices analysis, and benchmarking operational and social benefits.

Implementation Support

Equitable Origin QICs provide comprehensive and direct technical assistance to implement the EO100™ Standard. QICs will work to deliver tailored services according to your needs on different action plans that reflect sustainability management strategies and guidelines to achieve the EO100™ Standard Certification.


QIC experts work with your implementation team in order to:

  • ​​​​​Ensure streamlined adoption of the EO100™ Standard.
  • Provide guidelines to integrate the EO100™ Standard requirements into your operations.
  • Monitor and evaluate your implementation activities to make sure they meet with your stakeholder expectations. QICs can identify opportunities to work toward progressive and long-term social and environmental progress and benefits.​​​​​

Equitable Origin Approved Auditors and Assessment Bodies

Approved Assessment Bodies

Deloitte (Colombia)

The following organizations are in the process of applying for approval to conduct certification audits to the EO100™ Standard:

Intertek (Colombia)

Approved Auditors


For more information on EO’s QIC program and how to connect with QICs, please contact us at contact[at]equitableorigin.org or +1 917-677-7671