We are an international social impact management consultancy.

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

So that everyone moves forward.


Social Impact Assessment & Management

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

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Social & environmental due diligence

We assess the conformance of projects with lender and international standards and national regulation.

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Corporate social investment

Our approach to social investment relies upon companies, local governments, communities and other stakeholders working closely together to build effective partnerships.

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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 1850 social impact assessment practitioner members.

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Training, research & development

Through collaboration with academia, international finance institutions and expert practitioners, we design, apply and share innovative social impact methods and technologies.

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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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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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Victoria Collins
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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Vera Ogorodnikova
Vera OgorodnikovaCONSULTANT
Vera has 15 years of experience in international development and the extractive sector.
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Suelen Haidar Ronchi
Suelen is responsible for CIG’s administrative functions and coordination of training courses.
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Walquiria Felizardo
Walquiria FelizardoASSOCIATE
Walquiria advises CIG clients on community engagement and social investment.
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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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Dr Philippe Hanna
Dr Philippe HannaASSOCIATE
Philippe is a researcher with professional experience in the extractive industries and NGO sectors, particularly with corporate social responsibility and community relations.
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Where we work