Edna Aguinaga is a Sustainability Advisor for Travesia Partners. She has over 15 years of experience working on sustainability in both developing and developed countries. She has extensive experience with public and corporate sectors and has worked and facilitated workshops in more than 25 countries. She is also one of the Directors of a Vancouver based NGO called Sustainable Cities International.
Her work focuses on long term strategic planning for sustainability. Since she moved to Canada in 2008, she has worked extensively in two sectors: the municipal sector and the mining industry in Canada, both with linkages to Latin America. She has specialized on the elaboration of sustainability reports based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), using it as a tool to enable strategic planning towards sustainability within the organization. She has worked with companies such as Aura Minerals, Pan American Silver, Nevsun Resources, The Edmonton Airport and Endeavour Silver.
Edna is originally from Mexico. She holds a masters Degree on Environmental Science and Technology from the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in The Netherlands and a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from La Salle University in Mexico. She speaks English, French, Portuguese and Spanish and has a basic level of Mandarin Chinese. She currently lives in Vancouver with her husband and son.