Veronica Nyhan Jones is the Global Head of Advisory Services for IFC’s Infrastructure and Natural Resources Department. Veronica’s team advises natural resource companies operating in emerging markets on how to value returns on sustainability investments, implement participatory planning processes, effectively communicate with stakeholders and manage risk via shared value development. She spearheads IFC’s work on water and community concerns in the mining sector and lead the incubation of IFC’s Financial Valuation Tool for Sustainability in Ghana, India and Mongolia. Prior to joining IFC, Veronica spent eight years with the World Bank as a community empowerment and social accountability specialist. She has worked for the International Youth Foundation, the White House, and the US Department for Health & Human Services on crime prevention and health care reform. Veronica has co-authored articles on valuing sustainability, strategic communications, water and communities, and measuring social capital using quantitative and qualitative methods. She holds a Masters from Harvard’s Kennedy School and was among 2015’s 100 Most Influential Women in Mining.