CEO, Core Value Concepts
Shawn Burns is a Resource Sustainability Specialist with 20 years’ experience in climate change, sustainability, environmental monitoring (remote sensing) and stakeholder and community engagement. He serves as Founding Director and Treasurer of the International Forest Carbon Association (IFCA) and is an Adjunct Instructor in â€œSustainabilityâ€ at the University of British Columbia, Centre for Sustainability. He has extensive experience in the development of carbon-offset projects, policy and protocol, especially as it related to sequestration based offsets and has been the subject of a CBC documentary on carbon offsets.
In his role at Keegan Resources Inc, he is responsible for climate change and environmental monitoring, community affairs, and environmental permitting as well as research projects aimed at developing best practice for junior and mid-tier mining companies relating to 1) mine design, 2) sustainability reporting, and 3) strategic leverage partnerships with NGOs. Shawn is a sustainability reporting or ‘green accountant’, a Certified Management Accountant (Canada) and IACPA (US) and holds Masters degrees from Queens’ University (Kingston, Ont) and Cornell University (Ithaca, NY). He is active globally with the standardization and integration of non-financial corporate reporting.