U.S. Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Barrick Gold
Rebecca Darling is the U.S. director of corporate social responsibility for Barrick, driving an innovative social investment program rooted in creating opportunities for host communities.
An outdoor enthusiast, Rebecca has over 15 years of experience in social development and environmental policy work, particularly in the area of sustainability. Much like her love of yoga, the keystone of Rebecca’s professional experience is about finding balance. Her work in social and environmental stewardship has taken her around the world, working in the social justice arena in India and Lebanon, and leading multi-stakeholder approaches for responsible mining in Mongolia and First Nations engagement in Canada.
Professionally, Rebecca is a strong advocate for meaningful multi-stakeholder participation in social and economic development decision-making and working with stakeholders (government, civil society, private sector and media) to design and implement early and ongoing engagement strategies; strengthen capacities for engagement; and develop culturally relevant communications strategies that build relationships based on trust and transparency.
Prior to joining Barrick, Rebecca was a communities and social performance manager for Rio Tinto in Arizona, working on community engagement, economic development, Native American affairs, education and management systems. She also teaches a graduate course on strategic stakeholder engagement at Cornell University.
Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Arts from California State University and a Master of Public Administration from Cornell University.