We are an international social impact management consultancy.

We help our clients understand their social landscape, take their impacts to communities as seriously as the risks to their business, and keep pushing the boundaries of their performance.

So that everyone moves forward.


Social Impact Assessment & Management

We support clients from project concept to post-closure in identifying the social issues and designing ways to mitigate the harm and enhance the benefits to affected communities.

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Human Rights

We help clients identify potential risks, develop a human rights strategy and integrate human rights into their existing management systems.

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Social & Environmental Due Diligence

We assess the conformance of projects with lender guidelines, international standards and national regulation; and develop strategies and action plans to help our clients close performance gaps.

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Corporate social investment

We help companies design and implement social investment projects that strengthen community resilience, ensure benefit-sharing and increase local capacity.

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Local content

We provide practical advice on how projects can work towards increasing local procurement and employment throughout the project life cycle.

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CIG is the home of the SIA Hub, a web-based portal for over 2000 social impact assessment practitioner members.

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Short Courses


Who we are

Our Team

Dr Ana Maria Esteves
Dr Ana Maria EstevesDIRECTOR
Ana Maria established Community Insights in 2002 and is based in Groningen, The Netherlands.
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Victoria Collins
Victoria CollinsSENIOR MANAGER
Victoria is a development professional with 20 years of experience in consulting for both the public and private sectors in 26 countries.
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Gabriela Factor
Gabriela is based in Copenhagen, Denmark. She has worked with both environmental and social issues related to mining and energy projects in Latin America, Africa, Asia and Greenland.
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Vera Ogorodnikova
Vera has 15 years of experience in international development and the extractive sector.
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Suelen Haidar
Suelen is responsible for CIG’s administrative functions and coordination of training courses.
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Jacqueline Tedaldi
Jacqueline TedaldiCONSULTANT
Jacqueline is based in Copenhagen, Denmark. She has experience in researching and developing guidance in the area of business and human rights.
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Prof Frank Vanclay
Prof Frank VanclayASSOCIATE
Frank is professor and Head of the Department of Cultural Geography in the Faculty of Spatial Sciences at the University of Groningen in The Netherlands.
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Where we work