Social Impact Assessment and Sustainability Reporting Workshop
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Social impact assessment (SIA) is vital to understanding the holistic impact of a company's activities and sustainability efforts. Though economic development is needed to combat poverty, unsustainable economic activities can have an extraneous effect on a society's entire eco-system. Culture, education, environment, and other social activities can be affected by supposed developmental projects. Attempts to supply trees as a raw material may not only lead to deforestation activities but may also negatively impact on the lives of surrounding societies whose natural existence cannot be decoupled from the forest the tress are being felled. This invariably would lead to the distortion of the eco-system albeit negatively.
As it is, business cannot be unconcerned with the externalities occasioned by climate change. Thus, organszations ought to regularly assess the impact economic, social and environmental of their business activities on the society. This will guide them strategically in managing their business performance. In essence, social impact assessment and sustainability reporting is more about managing business performance rather than about reporting.
- Beyond profitability: The need for social impact and sustainability
- Creating value for customers, host communities and employees through social impact
- Social Impact assessment- best practices
- Capturing and measuring social impact as performance management
- Sustainability Reporting- Transition to GRI Standards
Key Learning Outcomes
It is expected that this workshop will help participants understand the link between social impact and business performance and how to integrate social impact into business strategy. It will help the organisations where the participants will be drawn from to know how to capture and measure their social impact using metrics that meet international best practices. It is also expected that this workshop will help organisations develop capacity for sustainability reporting in the light of managing performance.
Who should attend
Middle, senior and executive level functional managers in organizations involved in sustainability strategy development and implementation, human resources, strategy, marketing, health, safety and environment (HSE), risk management and governance.