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Sustainable Tourism

To make tourism sustainable, it is necessary to optimize the use of natural resources to minimize environmental impact and maintain a balance in the distribution of socioeconomic benefits. This includes generating stable employment opportunities, decent income, and social development in the environments where it takes place. We focus on two strategies:

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Responsible Mining

We adhere to international quality and control standards to ensure responsible, transparent, and reliable mining activity. The sustainable development of the extractive sector is possible if it is based on the analysis and evaluation of the state of environmental sustainability in ecological, economic, social, and governance aspects of the local environment conceived as part of a global system.

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Energy Transition

We bring all our experience in managing energy sources based on the use of natural resources.

Industrial Symbiosis

What We Do?

We develop projects based on the concept of Industrial Symbiosis so that various populations are conceived as productive systems where environmental, economic, social, and technological aspects combine to develop a tourism portfolio based on sustainability.

For whom?

This project is ideal for regions with tourist potential based on:

  • Small-scale agriculture culture and best practices
  • Biodiversity and environmentally responsible practices
  • Natural reserves
  • Authenticity of its people

“Sustainable tourism” is spoken in English

An indispensable criterion of sustainable tourism is the connection between tourists and the host environment. One of the most effective ways is to facilitate that communities and sectors related to tourism can communicate in English, the most commonly used language by international tourists. To bridge this communication gap, the Sustainable Institute has designed an English program with specific content on Sustainable Tourism for communities and other stakeholders in the sector, contextualized for each region.

Our program includes

Our program includes specific vocabulary and situational activities relevant to the tourism industry. It is designed to prepare public officials, sector employees, and local communities in English, enabling them to perform in various sectors of the industry.

Specific vocabulary

This program for specific purposes includes practical instruction and assessment in the four language skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension. Unlike a standard English program, the content, vocabulary, and activities of our course are contextualized to sustainable tourism. Additionally, one-fourth of the program’s audiovisual content is locally sourced and contextualized to the specific municipality or region it is targeting.

Practical instruction

This specialized program includes hands-on instruction and assessment in the four language skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension. Unlike a standard English program, the content, vocabulary, and activities of our course are tailored to sustainable tourism. Furthermore, one-fourth of the program’s audiovisual content is locally sourced and customized to the specific municipality or region it is intended for.

Standards

Our program complies with the standards of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Languages and Sustainable Tourism, level A2, and prepares participants in English proficiency with emphasis on three competencies:

  • Reception: to receive and process messages, understanding their intent and meaning.
  • Production: through speaking and writing activities.
  • Interaction: by building dialogue with interpersonal, collaborative, and transactional functions.

Benefits

Participants who successfully complete our program will be prepared to communicate in English and provide services within the travel and tourism industry with sustainable awareness. Additionally, they will be able to perform in various environments such as travel agencies, accommodation, food services, tourism entities, cruises, airports, guiding, social media, tourist, cultural, and recreational activities, among other roles.

Appreciation

At the Sustainable Institute, we are delighted to facilitate seamless interaction between international visitors and hosts that promote responsible tourism practices with natural resources, respect for local attractions and traditions, and socio-economic benefits for communities, the region, and the country.

Sustainable mining

We have international quality and control standards to ensure responsible, transparent, and reliable mining activity. Sustainable development of the extractive sector is possible if it is based on the analysis and evaluation of the state of environmental sustainability in ecological, economic, social, and governance aspects of the local environment conceived as part of a global system.

Consultancy

We have a team of international experts who integrate different mining, environmental, and social processes as a multidimensional community development process. We focus on responsible practices to generate sustainable development around mining. Among our specialties are geological, mining, and environmental engineering, legal support, planning and financial projection, measurement of social and environmental impact with a gender-focused and inclusive approach to various non-renewable resource management projects.

Course: Estimation and Categorization of Resources and Reserves

We offer the International Practical Course “Beyond the Estimation and Categorization of Mining Resources and Reserves,” which aims to train, update, and provide training to professionals from various disciplines in the fields of engineering, social, environmental, and legal aspects, from the beginning to the closure and post-closure of mining projects.

The academic program addresses the needs and questions of each participant regarding modifying factors around natural resources, “minerals and rocks,” within the framework of the Colombian Standard of Resources and Reserves (ECRR) or another international standard recognized by the Committee for Mineral Reserves International Reporting Standards – CRIRSCO. In Latin America, over 100 professionals from consultancy, academia, industry, and the public sector have been trained.

 

Resilience Projects for the Extractive Sector

The main principle is linked to the understanding that a stable and resilient business community is fundamental for sustainable development conceived from a local environment. It is possible to undertake large-scale projects to develop capacity within existing SMEs, with a focus on improving business management, competitiveness, and sustainability. These projects could include initiatives that support a broader interpretation of community development and economic growth in regions hosting extractive operations.

Key factors

  1. Training in basic and advanced technical skills for the local population (focusing on low to medium technical complexity directly targeted at the P&G sector).
  2. Value chain development and identification/evaluation of opportunities.
  3. Facilitating the transfer of technology/knowledge that is ‘locally applicable.’
  4. Support and training in entrepreneurship topics.
  5. Capacity building related to regional governance and cooperative business operations.

Energy Transition

Energy Efficiency

Climate change is a reality, and one of the most effective ways to contribute to mitigating its effects is to develop cost-effective energy efficiency strategies.

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