JORDON KUSCHMINDER

Community Development Consultant

OIL • GAS • MINING

 

Gold mine in the highlands of Papua New Guinea  – Photo by J. Kuschminder

INDEPENDENT SOCIAL PERFORMANCE PTE LTD

INDEPENDENT SP WORKS TO BUILD UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN COMMUNITIES AND RESOURCE COMPANIES IN COMPLEX SOCIAL ENVIRONMENTS

(Established 2013)

INDEPENDENT SP PROVIDES RESEARCH AND STRATEGY SERVICES INTERNATIONALLY.

OUR FOCUS IS ON THE SOCIAL ASPECTS OF OIL, GAS, AND MINING.

Our clients have included International NGOs, development agencies, development banks, Governments, academic institutes and centres, and  Oil, Gas, and Mining companies.

Independent SP also subcontracts to other consulting firms providing white-labeled field and desk-top research, advisory services, products, and training materials.


Just some of Independent SP’s clients and project collaborators:


Independent SP has on-the-ground work experience (fieldwork projects and in-country trainings in bold) in Albania, Argentina, Australia, Brasil, Bolivia, CambodiaCanada (Alberta, British Columbia, The Yukon), Chile, Colombia, Ghana, IraqKazakhstanKenyaLiberia, Papa New GuineaPeru, Poland, Qatar, Russia (West Siberia), Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, MongoliaNigeria, Turkey,  Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States (Alaska, Colorado, NevadaTexas), Ukraine, and Zambia.

PARTNERSHIP EVALUATION • MINING POLICY ASSESSMENTS • SHARED VALUE LOCAL BENEFIT STRATEGIES • COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS • TRAININGS • RAPID SOCIAL BASELINE STUDIES • SOCIAL PERFORMANCE REVIEWS • FPIC

...are what Independent SP has been working on recently.

HOW INDEPENDENT SP HELPS OUR CLIENTS:

Fieldwork in Northern Alberta

PROJECTS

  • JOIN your project team
  • COLLABORATE with partner organisations
  • Project PLANNING, IMPLEMENTATION, ANALYSIS, and REPORT WRITING
  • SP Reviews, Audits and Evaluations

Social Performance Training in Lagos, Nigeria

TRAINING

  • DEVELOP and DELIVER custom workshops and courses
  • [Co]FACILITATE client training events
  • PRESENT and SPEAK at engagement sessions, conferences and universities
  • Become an on-contract SPECIALIST ADVISOR to your team

Exploration project in PNG

SOLUTIONS

  • Help companies secure SOCIAL LICENSE TO OPERATE
  • DEVELOP guidance, tools and SP Plans
  • Help communities strategically WORK WITH COMPANIES
  • Be a 3rd party REVIEWER to your report or social performance plan

INDEPEDENDENT SP HAS AN 89% REPEAT CLIENT RATE

Here is the feedback from Jordon's last 3 clients:

Jordon Kuschminder came to Ulaanbaatar to conduct a number of workshops for our Mongolian counterparts from ministries and civil society organizations. He was very well prepared and the Mongolian participants were very positive about his expertise and mode of delivery. With his background from the mining as well as oil & gas industry he provided valuable input for the discussion regarding Community Development Agreements. His experience very clearly fit the needs and requirements of our Mongolian clients and we were very happy to have him as a consultant and resource person.

Dr. Dr.h.c. Stefan Hanselmann

Program Director Integrated Mineral Resource Initiative (IMRI), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

“CCSI had worked along side Jordon previously in Sierra Leone when our team provided a training for the government staff of the Ministry of Mines. The project in Albania also called for a social impact and social performance expert and so we invited Jordon to join our team. He was easy to bring onboard, great to work with, and started engaging with the team right away to understand how he could contribute to our delivering a seamless and successful training on behalf of EITI Albania to parliamentarians, academics, journalists, industry and civil society.”

Perrine Toledano

Head: Extractive Industries, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI)

“The in-house training by Independent SP was exactly what our team needed: a good overview of the tools and best practices in social performance used by oil, gas and mining companies today. Jordon Kuschminder has years of hands-on experience in this field and guided us through a wealth of material ranging from handbooks, presentations, short videos and practical exercises. Learning how extractive companies think and operate is extremely valuable in our daily work with local communities in fragile contexts, and this training certainly helped us to be ready for the next encounter.”

Jeroen de Zeeuw

Africa Programme Manager, Cordaid Extractives

Some additional clients comments:

“A high quality of work. It’s rare to find a practitioner with a skill-set developed from working both on the community and on the company sides”

Bold, courageous, honest portrayal of non-technical risk issues”

“Jordon’s attention to HSSE during fieldwork is assuring…the time he spends in the field is highly productive, done right, and done safe.”

“I now can relate the what, how, and whys of community relations for my role and my reports”

“Jordon is a true Subject Matter Expert – you don’t always get to hear from such a seasoned practitioner.”

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