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Social Licence Consortium

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Social Licence Consortium

  1. 1. Managing Risk through Sustainable Community Development The Social License Consortium (SLC) Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  2. 2. SLC – What we do? 2 Community Engagement as a means to making your organization: • More productive and profitable • Less exposed to financial and operation risk • More successful in creating a positive workforce and a supportive community • Less exposed to logistics by developing a source of community based products and services catering to the operations of your organization
  3. 3. SLC – Solutions 3 SLC delivers these solutions by starting with: • Assessments • Risk • Environmental • Community Needs • Financial • Workshops • For the company • For the community • Various other interest groups
  4. 4. CSR vs Sustainable Community Development through Community Engagement (SCD-CE) 4 Traditionally, CSR has been… • Providing handouts • An act of philanthropy without understanding the nature of impacts • Seeing themselves (resource company) as shareholders and not as one of the stakeholders Sustainable community development (SCD-CE) will be… • Thorough assessment of the impacts and mitigation strategies required • Understand the risks for the resource company • Identify and implement solutions that target company’s objectives and add value to all stakeholders
  5. 5. 5 SLC Vision Community Needs Resource Company Needs Risk mitigation strategies Maximizing returns and minimizing negative impacts Community needs: • Health and safety • Jobs and economic security • Stable political environment • Law and order • Respect for culture and way of life • Infrastructure and services catering to the community • Clean water Resource company needs: • Social License to Operate • Lower operating costs • Optimized production • Lower water consumption and raw material usage • Improved supply chain / enable local procurement • Less energy consumption • Workers safety Sustainable Community Development through Community Engagement • Trust from stakeholders • Investment in innovation and new technologies • Redefined supply chain • Cluster development around the community to benefit both the resource company and the community
  6. 6. 6 Resource Company Development Path Community Development Path W E A L T H T I M E Sustainable Community Development is achieved when Resource Company financial support is no longer required SCD Minimize time to target SLC Vision
  7. 7. Establishing Sustainable Business 7 Daily Needs Food Water Energy Shelter Environment Clean Energy Non destructive Retain Water table Waste Management Sanitation Sustainability Long term Employment Standard of living Not destructive to local environment Work Agriculture Value Added Services Manufacturing Education Primary Secondary Advanced Work Training Business Training SCD INVESTMENT and FINANCING
  8. 8. SLC Services – Process Workflow for Extractive Sector 8 Mine Planning Implementation of shared solutions and establishing Sustainable Community Enterprises (SCEs)Mine Construction and Operation Mine Closure
  9. 9. SLC Approach - Sustainable Business 9 Needs Assessment •Understand the current situation and needs of the community •Engage with the community and understand their issues Workshop implementation •Help create a product or service based on “Minimum Viable Product” approach •Providing the beneficiaries tools needed to operate businesses Test the product or Service •Test the product in the market (This phase will occur during the workshop phase). Workshop is not just about teaching but allowing the beneficiaries to go out and test their product Satisfactory? Make necessary changes to the product and service based on the feedback from market Local partnership with Universities, NGOs and Consultants to get necessary support Build the product Market the product and start of business Legal and technical support and follow up Final Evaluation

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