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‘Social Impact Assessment (SIA) includes the processes of analysing, monitoring and managing the intended and unintended social consequences, both positive and negative, of planned interventions (policies, programs, plans, projects) and any social change processes invoked by those interventions. Its primary purpose is to bring about a more sustainable and equitable biophysical and human environment.’ International Principles for Social Impact Assessment


Applying ERM to Environmental, Social and Governance-related Risks

19 February 2018
United States of America, North America
​​​​​​In a unique partnership, CO​SO and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) have jointly developed draft guidance: Applying Enterprise Risk Management to Environmental, Social and Governance-related Risks to help organizations worldwide respond to the increasing prevalence and severity of ESG-related risks.

New guidance on community engagement for power projects in Kenya

15 February 2018
Kenya, Africa
This guide was prepared by Power Africa to assist the community engagement efforts of power project developers in Kenya. It was developed to shed light on the importance of community engagement as good business practice and proposes an approach contextualized to the Kenyan
situation. The purpose is that the guide will serve as a practical manual for developers to conduct more effective community engagement programs, that will ultimately lead to win-win projects for the community, the companies investing in Kenya, and for the country as a whole. 

Human rights in wind turbine supply chains - Towards a truly sustainable energy transition

07 February 2018
Netherlands, Europe
This briefing paper sheds light on the risks that are brought about by the projected increase in demand for minerals, such as iron ore and chromium, which are needed for the production of new wind turbines. 


Program Manager-Environment & Social Risk Management (IFC)

08 January 2018
Accra /Dakar, Africa
IFC’s CES department in collaboration with the F&M Practice Group for CAF have commenced implementation of the Environmental and Social Risk Management Program (ESRM) in Sub-Sahara Africa and seeks to employ a Program Manager. ESRM is a phased 3-year program that will support the enabling environment and build market capacity for improved E&S performance of FIs and their clients working with local partner organizations in selected countries such as Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana. Through direct engagement with the regulator and other institutions driving standards at the market level, the program aims to influence E&S policy/regulatory change. In parallel, the program will focus on building capacity of financial institutions and local consultants, who will service the needs of FIs in Africa to improve E&S performance.
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