BSR Members Only
Date and Time
September 7, 2023
9:00 am-10:00 am EDT
Equity, Inclusion, and Justice | Energy and Extractives
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Building on lessons and strategies from a new report by PeaceNexus and its partners, “Powering Peace: Strengthening the positive impact of renewable energy projects in fragile states by better understanding impacts on peace, conflict and social cohension” (PDF), the webinar will provide investors and companies involved in the energy transition with guidance on how to proactively identify and address conflict risks, human rights issues, and social impacts associated with energy transition investments, particularly in fragile and conflict-affected settings.
Through an interactive panel discussion with representatives from PeaceNexus, business, and affected communities, we will explore case studies associated with energy transition investments and business strategies to avoid exacerbating conflict dynamics, support community resilience, and cultivate a more sustainable environment for investing in the energy transition. The discussion will feature good practices for investors and renewable energy companies across the investment and operational lifecycles and insights on how future investments can address our climate crisis while also fostering peace and growth.
- Madicke Sarr, Teacher, farmer, and affected community member of Parc Eolien Taiba N’Diaye in Senegal
- Johannes Schreuder, Business Engagement Lead, PeaceNexus
- Kindra Mohr, Manager, Financial Services, BSR
- Roberta Pinamonti, Associate Director, BSR
Manager, Financial Services, BSR
As a business and human rights attorney, Kindra brings over 10 years of experience advancing social and environmental sustainability and access to remedy to BSR’s financial services and human rights teams. Kindra advises financial institutions and their corporate clients on innovative solutions to prevent and address human rights risks and impacts on the ground, including through stakeholder engagement and the development of grievance mechanisms.
Previously, Kindra consulted for the International Finance Corporation and worked with clients at PwC to integrate best practices into their corporate governance frameworks. She also worked for the US Senate and served for five years as the Policy Director for a global nonprofit, advocating with communities for environmental and social protections and access to remedy in international finance. In addition, Kindra has lived and worked for nonprofits in Argentina, Haiti, and Peru on access to justice and corporate accountability.
Kindra obtained her law degree at Boston College and holds a MA in International Economics and International Relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Associate Director, BSR
With more than 14 years of experience in the field of sustainability, Roberta supports companies in translating social and human rights expectations into management practices. In particular, she focuses on supporting companies in the energy and utilities sectors in navigating regulatory trends as well as investor and other stakeholder expectations when it comes to human rights management. She is passionate about renewable energy and leads BSR's work in renewable energy and human rights.
She has experience with human rights due diligence and impact assessments, code of practice and policy development, sustainability strategy and integration, sustainability reporting, and materiality assessments.
Prior to joining BSR, Roberta spent six years with Enel, a multinational electric utilities company, as a CSR specialist. She managed projects across various countries, particularly in Latin America, focusing primarily on integrating sustainability into business operations and developing the company's human rights approach.
Roberta holds a MA in Economics and CSR and a BA in Economics and Social Sciences from the University of Trento in Italy. An Italian native speaker, Roberta also speaks English, Spanish, and French fluently.