IDENTIFYING Critical ISSUES AND stakeholders ESTABLISHING CURRENT SITUATION ESTABLISHING GOALS ESTABLISHING MANAGEMENT MEASURES VERIFYING RESULTS AND TAKING ACTION PARTICIPATION
Societas Presentation Sep10
Creating knowledge, producing better social environments
Who we are
Societas is a consulting firm which
conducts studies, designs and
evaluates projects, develops
communications and community
relations strategies and provides
advice on social issues.
Our multidisciplinary team is
composed of highly professional
consultants who guarantee
solutions tailored to specific social
To build useful knowledge and foster a better
To be a leading social management consulting
firm in Peru, with a reputation for academic
quality, technical experience and
impeccable ethical conduct.
State and public
1. Designing practical, strategic and responsible solutions for
our partners to achieve their social objectives.
2. Providing tools for decision-making in the social field.
3. Facilitating dialogue between stakeholders to achieve
common objectives and a better social environment.
We guarantee this strategy by using applied, specific and
interdisciplinary studies, our extensive knowledge of
cross-cultural experience and by providing customized,
sustained expert advice.
The social responsibility approach
Negative impact management: externality control.
Responsibility to the surrounding community, above and
beyond the direct benefits and impacts companies
Social management incorporated into the activities of the
company and its contractors.
Social management system
TEMAS Y GRUPOS DE
LA SITUACIÓN ACTUAL
RESULTADOS Y TOMA DE
Products and services
IDENTIFYING CRITICAL ISSUES AND STAKEHOLDERS
Social risk analysis
Social due diligence
ESTABLISHING THE CURRENT SITUATION
Social impact assessment
Social impact analysis, emphasizing gender
Analysis of regional and local political contexts
Geographic information systems
VERIFYING RESULTS AND TAKING
- Participatory workshops
- Communications and community
- Canon distribution
- Participatory budget
- Social management systems
Products and services
1. Every project is the responsibility of highly
qualified consultants who have extensive
experience in their fields.
2. We have a multidisciplinary approach that
guarantees multi-faceted products fine-
tuned to specific contexts.
3. Our consultants are independent and have
no links with economic groups or political
parties. They have experience of working in
both the public and private sectors and with
international cooperation agencies.
Gerardo Castillo – Director
Gerardo is an anthropologist, and has a Master’s
Degree in International Development from the
University of Bath and another in Geography
from the University of Oklahoma. He is a
lecturer in the Diploma in Extractive Industries:
Surveillance and Sustainable Development and
in the Social Science Department of Peru’s
Catholic University. Gerardo is a senior
consultant in social development and extractive
industries with over ten years experience in the
Laura Soria – Project coordinator
Laura has an Anthropology degree from Peru’s
Catholic University and is reading for a Master’s
degree in Gender, Sexuality and Public Policy at
the San Marcos First National University. She has
hands-on knowledge of managing local
development projects with a gender focus,
mainly in urban areas. She has experience with
technical assistance for citizens’ participation in
consensus-built planning and the participatory
budget; and with creating links between the
public sector (local government) and the private
sector (civil society, trade associations and
Extractive industries team
Senior social adviser to AMEC, SNC-Lavalin, Social Capital Group and Walsh
Perú and with work experience in Canada, the United States, Guyana and
Peru. Gerardo has been consultant to firms such as Antamina, Minera
Yanacocha, Rio Tinto-La Granja, Xtsrata-Las Bambas, Cerro Verde, Savia
Perú and Perú LNG.
Patricia is a specialist in drafting social base-lines and has worked for a
variety of mining projects. She was in charge of monitoring the community
and environment in the Camisea project, for Oxfam America.
María Amelia Trigoso
Maria Amelia has worked as the Community Coordinator for Concession
Projects in the Social and Environmental Affairs Office of the Peruvian
Ministry of Transport and Communications.
Specialist in teaching methods.
Specialist in gender and sexual
and reproductive rights policies.
Specialist in social development
and the extractive industry.
Specialist in in social and public
cooperation and research
Specialist in monitoring
extractive industry projects.
Specialist in rural diagnostics,
gender relations and the impact
of the tourism industry.
Specialist in project management
and stakeholder relations.
María Amelia Trigoso
Specialist in drafting, conducting and
evaluating social and
environmental impact studies.
Specialist in urban planning and
development, local development,
citizens’ participation and
Dominique Van der Borght
specialist in social development
program design, management
Specialist in corporate social
management, pedagogy and
- World Bank
- Oxfam America
- Prime Minister’s Office
- Ministry of Transport and
- Cerro Verde
- Minera Yanacocha
- Peru LNG
- Rio Tinto – Michiquillay
- SAVIA Perú
- Terminales Portuarios
- Xstrata – Las Bambas