Regional Stakeholder Council – Latin America

We encourage and support the establishment of Regional Stakeholder Councils with local representation in countries and regions where oil and gas operators have expressed interest in certification to the EO100™ Standard, are in the process of implementing the EO100™ Standard, or have achieved certification to the Standard.

Regional Stakeholder Councils facilitate on-the-ground stakeholder engagement and participation in the development of the EO100™ Standard and Certification System, including providing feedback during public consultation periods, participating in implementation, assurance and monitoring and evaluation activities, and identifying local and national contextual interpretations of the Standard, where needed.

Our first Regional Stakeholder Council was established in 2013 in Latin America and includes representatives from industry, government, Indigenous Peoples' organizations, NGOs and academia. The founding members in alphabetical order are:

  • Rodrigo Botero, Technical Coordinator, Andean Amazon Project, Office of International Affairs - International Technical Assistance Program, U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Adriana Burbano, Country Program Director, Wildlife Conservation Society, Ecuador
  • Henry Cabria, General Coordinator, OPIAC (Organization of Indigenous Peoples of the Colombian Amazon)
  • Diego Escobar, Coordinator of Natural Resources and the Environment, COICA (Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin)
  • Elsa Matilde Escobar, Executive Director, Fundación Natura
  • Juan Carlos Gonzalez, Infrastructure and Corporations Strategy Coordinator, The Nature Conservancy, Ecuador
  • Mónica Heincke, President, BizForLife
  • María Elena Hurtado, Corporate Social Responsibility Assessor, Petroamazonas
  • Valeria Santos, Sustainability Director, Pacific Rubiales
  • Stella de la Torre, Dean of Life Sciences Faculty, San Francisco de Quito University, Ecuador
  • Carlos Velasco, Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Equión Energía