ACCSR'S HOW TO EARN AND MAINTAIN A SOCIAL LICENCE TO OPERATE
With international expert Dr. Robert Boutilier!
The concept of the social license began as a metaphor for the ability of communities to stop companies developing or expanding resource projects.
Today, the concept has spread to all industries. The social license to operate has evolved to become a general management perspective on the socio-political rights and responsibilities of the corporation. It provides a framework to guide stakeholder engagement and community relations, and a way of measuring socio-political risk.
The social license to operate is about getting and keeping access to valuable business resources like markets, financing, talent, raw materials, infrastructure sites, and legal permits by winning acceptance and approval from communities.
Networks of stakeholders can restrict or obstruct access to these resources. When they exercise their ‘veto’ power, they withdraw the social license to operate. When they actively help a company gain better access to resources, they are granting a high level of social license to operate.
The social license is a barometer of socio-political risk. The higher the social license to operate, the lower the socio-political risk from issues that are so complex a single company alone cannot solve them.
If you are dealing with issues complex issues like climate change, resource management, cumulative impacts, social cohesion, human rights, food safety, toxic waste disposal, endangered species protection, pollution management, or other really messy problems, then this workshop is for you.
This course is run by the Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility. ACCSR is an Organisational Stakeholder of the Global Reporting Initiative and a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact.
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