Jeff Geipel

Founder, Managing Director

Jeff Geipel is the Founder and Venture Leader for Mining Shared Value at Engineers Without Borders Canada. Before this, Jeff was the founder and first executive director of Fair Trade Vancouver. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Jeff has been researching and working on international trade issues since his undergraduate degree in Political Science at Simon Fraser University. Jeff also holds a master’s degree in International Development from the London School of Economics. Jeff currently resides in Toronto.

Emily Nickerson

Program Manager

Before joining Mining Shared Value, Emily worked with Pollen Group evaluating systems-change approaches to agricultural market development in Tanzania. Previously at Purpose Capital, an impact investment advisory firm, she supported business plan development for social enterprises to launch and grow. Emily’s research experience includes using participatory engagement to address issues of water management and infrastructure in Canadian Indigenous communities. She holds a degree in Water Resources Engineering at the University of Guelph. Emily is currently living in Toronto.

Harry James

Program Coordinator

Prior to joining Mining Shared Value, Harry worked in Lao PDR as an Engineering Intern. He has also worked in the insurance industry, using this experience to complete his undergraduate thesis on Environmental Financial Assurance. Harry holds a Mining Engineering undergraduate degree from Queen’s University and a certificate in Geographic Information Systems from the University of Toronto. Harry resides in the Greater Toronto Area and regularly volunteers at the Royal Ontario Museum.

Eva Klimova

Assistant Coordinator

Eva holds a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from Queen’s University. During her studies she found that she was most captivated by responsible and sustainable mining practices, which led to her writing an undergraduate thesis that analyzed the physical health impacts of Canadian owned mining operations in Latin America. While working for MSV, she is simultaneously completing a certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability from the University of St. Michael’s College of the University of Toronto, which she will obtain in November 2017.