Freddy Cáceres

Freddy Cáceres

Environmental and Social Sustainability Expert

Freddy Cáceres is an environmental and social sustainability expert. He has over 25 years of experience integrating environmental sciences, social responsibility, health and safety, and cultural aspects in project and business management systems. Freddy’s extensive work experience includes the World Bank (International Finance Corporation) Environmental and Social Framework and the environmental and social policies and safeguards from the Inter-American Development Bank, the Development Bank of Latin America and other International Finance Institutions.

As an expert for the Technical Assistance Partnership (TAP) initiative, Freddy worked collaboratively with designated officials of the Government of Panama’s Ministerio de Comercio e Industrias (Ministry of Commerce and Industry) on developing knowledge and skills with the Ministry’s officials for Inclusive, Responsible, and Sustainable Mining. His work was done as part of the Extractive Resource Governance Program team at the University of Calgary. In addition to this work, Freddy also collaborates with another Canadian expert, Malcolm Robb, and Malawi’s Ministry of Mining to implement practices and services that build a more inclusive and sustainable mining sector. The main thrust of their work lies in enhancing the capabilities of Ministry personnel and pertinent community stakeholders, facilitating a collaborative approach while championing good governance standards. This encompasses the promotion of consultations and community involvement.

Freddy gets his inspiration from nature. This deep appreciation of our environment’s vast beauty that stems from his Ecuadorian background motivates him to work on projects that support development within the sustainability framework. He specializes in Environmental and Social Impact Assessment for energy, mining, infrastructure, water supply, sanitation, agriculture, urban and rural development, and education and health sectors. He has also worked extensively in environmental management plans, occupational health and safety, emergency preparedness, hazardous waste, and environmental monitoring and audit.

Based in Calgary, Canada, Freddy is currently the Manager for the Extractive Resource Governance Program at the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy. He is the founder and President of an Ecuador-based consulting firm. He holds a BSc. Biological Sciences, a Bachelor of Applied Technology in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), an MSc in Energy and Environment, and a Master’s in Safety and Work Risk Prevention. Freddy also has a diploma in Integrated Management: Quality, Environment, and Social Responsibility; and an Engineering degree in Environmental Management.