Taylor Kennedy

Director of Organizational Impact

I love getting to work with passionate colleagues and partners, with such an array of experiences and perspectives. I am constantly challenged and always learning.

Taylor Kennedy, Director of Organizational Impact


Taylor Kennedy is RESOLVE’s Director of Organizational Impact and a Senior Expert in our Sustainable Resources Team. She focuses primarily on natural resource development and its intersection with human rights, socioeconomic development, and environmental impact. Her work touches a number of issues along supply chains, including company-community relationships; Indigenous rights and free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC); artisanal mining; due diligence; and responsible sourcing. As Director of Organizational Impact, Taylor leads organizational and programmatic strategic planning, as well as special initiatives at RESOLVE. Taylor is based in Washington, D.C.

Key Accomplishments

Directs the FPIC Solutions Dialogue, a collaborative of extractive companies, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and communities developing and testing guidance and tools to support the implementation of free, prior, and informed consent processes with indigenous communities on or near lands proposed for industrial natural resource development.

Co-developed a conflict resolution and stakeholder engagement training curriculum for employees of large-scale extractives projects. Delivered the training on four continents.

Supported the development of a widely consulted and globally applicable “Code of Risk mitigation for ASM engaging in Formal Trade” (CRAFT) to clearly demonstrate artisanal gold supply chains’ conformity with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas and to establish criteria for progressive risk reduction and improved environmental and social practices.

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  • Conflict Resolution 
  • Supply Chains
  • Development / Economics
  • Strategic Planning
  • Program Management 


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