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Soledad Mills

Senior Vice President

With over 20 years of experience in the ESG space, Soledad is a sought-after advisor, facilitator and thought leader on strategies, standards, and best practices in responsible sourcing and sustainable development.

She has helped facilitate cross-sector collaborations, convene multi-stakeholder initiatives, and design innovative, data-driven tools to measure and enhance ESG performance along global value chains in challenging commodity sectors and geographies.

Soledad has designed and managed sustainability standards, assurance systems and due diligence programmes for a range of industries, including energy, mining, electronics, manufacturing, agriculture, and retail. Soledad has developed and delivered training on a range of ESG topics to assessors, consultants, field staff, management teams and executive leadership; and has conducted over 100 social, labour and human rights assessments in more than a dozen countries.

An expert in standards and assurance, Soledad has benchmarked, developed, advised and/or assessed against the Copper Mark, the EO100™ Standard for Responsible Energy Development, the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA), ICMM Performance Expectations, IFC Performance Standards, OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains, Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), and Social Accountability 8000, and Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM), among others.

At TDi, Soledad provides guidance on responsible sourcing, risk management, anti-corruption, human rights, Indigenous Peoples’ rights, and stakeholder engagement to Fortune 500 companies and multinational corporations, financial institutions, standard-setting organisations, and international development agencies.

Soledad was formally CEO of Equitable Origin, where she developed the world’s first comprehensive, global voluntary ESG standard and certification system for the energy sector. Soledad created Equitable Origin’s multi-stakeholder governance structure; designed the independent third-party assurance system; and successfully oversaw the first of multiple applications of the EO100™ Standard for Responsible Energy Development in oil and gas production as well as its subsequent growth over the last decade and expansion into renewables.

Soledad holds a Bachelor’s degree in Asia-Pacific Business from the University of Hertfordshire, a Master’s degree in International Affairs and Human Rights from Columbia University, and a Certificate in Indigenous Peoples’ Rights from the Universidad para la Paz. Soledad is fluent in English and Spanish, and proficient in French.