Your work is global, our capacity is local


We have been providing guidance and support to our clients since 1996

International Quality

Experience in over fifteen different countries, with and international team of experts

Local Expertise

Prioritizing professional connections with local and regional support

On Common Ground is an international consulting company specializing in enhancing social performance and socially sustainable outcomes for the global resource sector.

On Common Ground (OCG) offers a comprehensive range of services supporting social performance and socially sustainable development in the global resource sector. Our clients come to us because we are innovators and leaders in strategic analysis and program design, from policy development and corporate due diligence, through to new approaches that continuously improve socially responsible business practices.

Our approach is rooted in the belief that resource development can and should provide shared benefits to both companies and their stakeholders.

Meet Our Team

Global experts on local issues
Gisela Legoas Pena

Gisela Legoas Pena

Senior Associate

Senior Social Specialist and Project Manager for Social Due Diligence and compliance reviews participatory social and human rights impact assessment studies and implementation of Action Plans.

Ann Pacey, B.Sc., M.Sc.

Ann Pacey, B.Sc., M.Sc.


Ann is a Chemical Engineer with over 30 years of experience who has been collaborating with OCG since its founding in 1996. Her focus has been on environmental management and consultations for improving the environmental performance of industrial activities and resource development projects.

Diana Bernaola

Diana Bernaola

Social Specialist

Anthropologist and publishing specialist, with 10 years of professional experience in corporate social responsibility. Diana is an expert in intercultural governing and community participation in diverse processes associated with property management.

Jorge Mario Rios

Jorge Mario Rios

Social Performance Specialist

Jorge Mario develops and implements community engagement programs and carries out stakeholder mapping and conflict assessments. He has 25 years of experience in the mining industry, with the last 15 primarily focused on managing social and communityrelations for exploration projects.

Lisette Giudice

Lisette Giudice

Social Performance specialist

Lissette specializes in corporate affairs, social responsibility, and sustainable development projects. She has expertise in risk
management, social conflict resolution and reconciliation skills working with local, regional and government, communities,
authorities and collectives

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Recent Projects

Columbia Center for Sustainable Investment

Columbia Center for Sustainable Investment

New York, June 2019

Executive Training on Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development

IDB’s Sustainability Week 2019

IDB’s Sustainability Week 2019

Panama City, June 2019

Stakeholder Engagement for Project Sustainability Presentation

Human Rights Risk Review

Human Rights Risk Review

Latin American Paper Company

Identifying risks to human rights in its supply chain

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