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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

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Ranking of extractive companies on indigenous rights in the Arctic

12 October 2017
, Other Countries
The ranking is intended as a contribution to Arctic governance and the upholding of indigenous rights, without the use of international treaties, laws, policing, or state intervention. Instead, the ranking aims to create competition among companies to be best on indigenous rights-by honoring and shaming companies, raising awareness, and encouraging companies to make explicit commitments to uphold indigenous rights. For the ranking to have this effect on the companies, it is important that people know about it and refer to it.

https://arran.custompublish.com/getfile.php/3736810.927.pauusbdsxu/Arran+Lule+Ranking+core+paper2+web.pdf

Also of relevance

https://sites.hks.harvard.edu/hepg/Papers/2017/Geopolitics%20Renewables%20-%20final%20report%206.26.17.pdf

Lessons from Four Decades of Infrastructure Project-Related Conflicts in Latin America and the Caribbean

10 October 2017
Washington, DC, North America
This report investigates the nature and consequences of conflict in infrastructure projects in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this is the first study on this scale at the infrastructure industry. A hybrid quantitative and qualitative research approach provided the data for the study. 32 interviews were conducted with 42 sustainability experts involved in the development of infrastructure in LAC. Then, a database of 200 conflict-affected infrastructure projects across six sectors was created to assess the nature and drivers of conflicts, the companies’ response to conflicts, and the material implications for projects, companies, and societies. 

Gender Impact Assessment to come to Energy Projects in all 15 member states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

27 September 2017
Denmark, Europe

On August 31st Community Insights Group (CIG) hosted a luncheon with leading professionals and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) leaders in Denmark to present and discuss the Regional Directive on Gender Assessments in Energy Projects, recently validated and adopted in ECOWAS. The Decree’s validation is seen as a ground-breaking achievement for the Region in ensuring that the specific interests of both women and men are equally taken into account in the development of energy projects. 

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Social Development Specialist positions at the World Bank

03 October 2017
Various locations, Other Countries
The WB is recruiting a number of social specialists, with application deadline for this week.

For more information, please access the link below:
http://web.worldbank.org/external/default/main?pagePK=8453982&piPK=8453986&theSitePK=8453353&contentMDK=23158967&order=descending&sortBy=job-req-num&location=ALL&type=ALL&family=SOCDV&menuPK=8453611
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