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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


Publication of book on oil and gas industry and civic culture - Public Brainpower

08 January 2018
Norway, Europe
Public Brainpower examines how civil society, public debate and freedom of speech affect the management of oil and gas resources and revenues. Drawing on the work of Almond and Verba on civic culture, by Dahl on polyarchy, by Habermas on the public sphere and by Putnam on civil society and social capital, the book introduces the concept of "public brainpower" and suggests that good governance of natural resources requires fertile public debate.

The Mobile Workers Guide. Fly-in/Fly-out and rotational shift work in mining. Yukon Experiences

18 December 2017
, Other Countries
This guide is designed for people who work in the extractive industry (and their families) and who fly or drive as long-distance commuters to a mining camp. These forms of labour mobility are called FIFO (Fly-in/Fly-out) or DIDO (Drive-in/Drive-out). Some workers come from nearby communities while others have to fly for many hours to get to work. The Guide contains useful information also for companies and communities affected by FIFO/DIDO. 

Operationalising the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights Perspectives from the Oil and Gas Sector

14 December 2017
, Other Countries
The UNGPs have been widely accepted as the normative standard on business and human
rights. Drawing from the author's experience in the extractives sector, they have explored how the UNGPs were applied at BG Group in the period between 2010 and 2016. They have described some of the underlying design principles that informed the company’s approach at the time, and explored some of the dilemmas and challenges that accompany the practical implementation of the corporate responsibility to respect human rights.  


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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