Community Engagement and Green Jobs
Engaging diverse stakeholders including government, business, NGOs, academia and general public are crucial for developing environmentally safe and sustainable strategies - and it guarantees business continuity. Communities are fully engaged when they play a meaningful role in the discussions, decision-making and implementation of projects that affect them. Therefore, an effective outreach that communicates focused, strategic messages to target audiences will enhance community participation and project/program buy in.
What is Community Engagement?
Department of Environment and at State of Victoria (Australia) defines community engagement as a planned process with specific purpose of working with identified groups of people to address issues affecting their well-being. The linking of the term 'community ' to 'engagement' broaden the scope, shifting the focus from the individual to the collective, with the associated implications for inclusiveness to ensure consideration is made of the diversity that exists within any community."
Another key term related to community engagement, mainly within the private sector is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). CSR is a business approach that contributes to sustainable development by delivering economic, social and environmental benefits for all stockholders - meeting their legal, ethical, social and environmental expectations. Integration of CSR into business practices enhances competitiveness and increases in market access/share.
Why Should You Care?
In the contemporary world, transparency, accountability and public engagement are some of the key factors that make companies/organisations guarantee business continuity and profitability. Community engagement is the best way to show your stakeholders your responsible business practices and how you address their concerns.
What We Can Do For You
Corporate social responsibility and sustainability management
Young people engagement & technology research
Communication & community engagement strategy
Social responsible investment
Supply chain management
Procurement and bid support
Data gathering & processing
Benchmarking - performance metrics and best practices
Equity & environmental justice
Capacity building and training in community engagement/CSR
Benefits To You