23 - 24 May 2018
ERM is sponsoring and presenting at the XXVII La Jolla Energy Conference.
Every May the Institute of the Americas brings together thought leaders from government, industry, and civil society to facilitate dialogue, inform rational policymaking, and foster a deeper understanding of the Western Hemisphere’s most critical energy and sustainability issues. This year, in addition to Workshops led by international experts focused on issues such as community engagement and local content, they are adding several pre-conference activities slated for the afternoon of May 22 and the morning of May 23.
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ERM at the conference
ERM is a Silver Sponsor and will be speaking throughout the event, as well as at pre-conference workshops. Our presentations include:
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
The Social License to Operate: Managing environmental issues and Stakeholder Engagement
11:00 AM - The Institute of the Americas
Presented by Isolina Sanchez, Social Consultant at ERM and Alberto Sambartolome, Senior Partner at ERM
11:00 AM – 11:20 AM Introduction on Stakeholder Engagement – ERM Experience
11:20 AM – 11:50 AM Case Study 1
11:50 AM – 12:20 AM Case Study 2
12:20 AM – 12:45 AM Q/A and General Discussion
The Exercise of Regulation: Balancing Oversight, Technology Advance and Investment for Markets in Transition
3:00pm - The Institute of the Americas
Jaime Martinez, Senior Partner at ERM, will participate as a panelist.
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Distributed Generation & Energy Storage: Utility Scale vs. Rooftops
11:15am - Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, Fairview B
Mario Scaletta, Partner at ERM, will Co-Chair the session
Isolina (Soli) Sanchez
Soli is a Social Consultant based in Boston, Massachusetts. An international development professional with strong analytical skills and program management knowledge, Soli has extensive field experience both in Latin and Central America and West Africa. Soli has worked in a variety of areas including environmental and social impact assessment, stakeholder engagement and strategic community investment processes. Her offshore and onshore O&G experience revolves around the development of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for exploratory drilling, Floating and Production Storage Facilities (FPSO), seismic and coring acquisitions campaigns and risk analysis in various geographies such as Angola, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.
Alberto is a Senior Partner Leader for the O&G services in the Mexico Business Unit. His project experience encompasses oil and gas exploration and development, mining, major infrastructure projects, corridor projects including major pipelines, industrial audits, forest and watershed management, national environmental management planning, biodiversity monitoring and conservation and ecosystem restoration.
Mario is Partner at ERM and Power Sector Leader in Latin America and Caribbean Region. Mario is M.Sc. in Civil Engineer and Senior Leader with circa 30 years' experience in the engineering consulting business. The last 10 years, highly focused on Business Development through preparation of proposals and contractual negotiation of complex projects, including Power (hydro, thermal, wind, solar, and nuclear), Oil & Gas, and Mining sectors. Professional expertise built in Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa, Australia, and Middle East.
Jaime is Senior Partner based in Mexico. Mr. Martinez has a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico, and a MS in Environmental Sanitation from the State University of Ghent in Belgium. He has over 39 years of experience in a wide variety of environmental and safety matters including Environmental Baseline Studies for the O&G industry. Design and operation of water treatment plants, construction of industrial wastewater treatment plants, experience in operation and hazardous waste management, site investigation and remediation of large projects, large M&A projects, Environmental Impacts Studies, Mexican Environmental Regulations, risk assessments studies as well as Corporate Advisory Services.