Gabriel Castillo

Director, Climate Change

Gabriel is our Director of Climate Change and brings over 20 years of mining, and oil and gas experience in North and South America.
Based
Vancouver, British Columbia
Languages
English, Spanish

Climate change has already disrupted human and natural systems. With a multi-disciplinary team and a holistic perspective, we find a better way to manage climate risk and develop adaptation strategies in the social-ecological system.

Gabriel is a Senior Sustainability Scientist and Project Manager with over 20 years of experience in the extractive industry, implementing sustainable programs with complex operations in the mining, and oil and gas sectors in North and South America. Gabriel has led multi-disciplinary teams of engineers, environment, social, and scientific professionals to conduct major social-environmental assessments, corporate strategic executions, and ESG initiatives. He adopts sustainability and interdisciplinary vision, as a strategy to improve processes and manage corporate risks, pursuing growth and adding value to business and society. In the field of climate change, he has experience leading climate projection studies, climate risk analysis and incorporation of climate adaptation strategies in mine closure plans.

Gabriel completed his PhD at the University of British Columbia, Canada, where he researched global strategies for climate risk management in the mining industry and developed a novel assessment system for climate risk and ecosystem-based adaptation strategies. Gabriel is a frequent speaker at international conferences and lectures in universities.

Additionally, Gabriel is Director of Publications for the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) Environmental and Social Responsibility Society (ESRS) and leads the working group on Environmental, Climate Change, Genomics and Mine Closure.