Dr Veronica Broomes is an experienced professional with specialist knowledge of Sustainability, Climate Change and has worked as a Trainer, Consultant and Researcher, including in developing countries in the Caribbean and sub-Saharan Africa, in agriculture research, social and environmental impact assessments for infrastructure projects. She has conducted sustainability audits of small and medium-size businesses in urban areas in the United Kingdom with many owners with developing country origins and has prepared Environmental Management/Sustainability Action Plans to foster adaptation to climate change through reducing carbon emissions and increasing efficiency in use of resources and business costs. In addition, she has helped businesses in urban areas develop policy statements to raise business credibility on environmental and sustainability issues. In the recent past, one of Veronica’s more outstanding contributions has been a two-country case study on policy research linking inward investment, local suppliers and national development objectives in Central American and African countries (Commonwealth member countries).
With more than 15 years experience in engaging with various groups of stakeholders and senior level decision-makers in NGOs, private sector organisations as well as government agencies and international organisations, Veronica's research led to the creation of the concept of 'Triple Win CSR' which serves as a catalyst to increase the impact of investments through creating greater developmental impact. Veronica’s professional background includes role as a Part-time Lecturer on biodiversity, adaptation to climate change in agriculture (SIDs) and consultancy and research on Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility linked with policies on inward investments and MDGs in developing countries. Veronica has worked as a member of multi-disciplinary teams to manage assignments, facilitated stakeholder consultations and conferences. Having worked independently on many assignments, she is a self-starter with well-developed analytical and problem solving skills to see opportunities not obstacles in challenges and the promotion of collaborative working.
Industry Expertise (3)
International Trade and Development
Training and Development
Areas of Expertise (3)
Corporate Social Responsibility & Investment Negotiations
Creating Triple Wins for Csr and Sustainability
Managing Change and Shaping the Director to Success
UNIDO Fellowship (professional)
UNIDO Fellowship in 2004 allowed for undertaking of research and successful completion of PhD at University of Sheffield
Fellow, Chartered Management Institute (professional)
Based on experience in managing teams and working at strategic level in organisations and as a Trustee, approved as Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.
Rotarian of the Year (personal)
For service as Director, Vocational Services in the Rotary Club of Georgetown Central
Member of Assessment Panel for ALCAN Prize for Sustainability (professional)
Appointed as member of assessment panels for 1million USD global prize for sustainability sponsored by ALCAN.
President, Georgetown Toastmasters Club (personal)
Elected as President of the Georgetown Toastmasters Club. Served previously and after in other roles in club management, including as Treasurer and Vice President Membership.
Chair, Guyana Volunteer Consultancy (personal)
Elected as Chair of the Guyana Volunteer Consultancy after serving previous term as member of the Board.
University of Sheffield: PhD, Plant Science 1988
Following PhD, worked in applied science research on Plant Tissue culture and its application in agriculture and germplasm conservation. Subsequent post-graduate training at University of London's Wye College in Environmental Impact Assessment and subsequent work in conducting environmental and social impact assessments, research on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability audits for businesses.
Wye College, University of London: Post-graduate Certificate, Environmental Impact Assessment 1998
Worked as Leader and Member of multi-disciplinary teams undertaking Environmental and Social Impact Assessments for various types of projects -infrastructure, forestry, agriculture, industrial development.
- Broomes Consulting
- Executive Solutions Training Ltd
Event Appearances (1)
Should CSR be mandatory or voluntary?
Centre for Parliamentary Studies Regulatory Affairs Symposium - London
- Workshop Leader
- Corporate Training