Jill Shankleman is Senior Social and Environmental Advisor at Althelia Funds. She brings to this role experience as a Senior Social and Environmental specialist in the World Bank (MIGA) and FMO, as well as over twenty years experience advising companies worldwide on social and environmental performance management. Prior to starting work on environmental issues in the 1980s, she worked in agricultural marketing in Tanzania and with the International Coffee Organisation. Jill has also published extensively on the social, environmental and political risks associated with investment in the extractive industries, and been awarded fellowships at Washington DC think tanks US Institute of Peace and Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars to pursue this work.
Jill has academic qualifications in development sociology and international human rights law.
An evenhanded and insightful picture of the obstacles, fiscal incentives, and growing potential for Western oil companies to ameliorate or even prevent conflict in the areas where they operate.