Welcome 2500 new members as of February 2019


SIAhub is an internet portal where the global SIA community of practice can network, access resources, share ideas and promote good practice.

‘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


Launch of the new ESG toolkit from the CDC Group

30 January 2019
Online, Europe
Launch of the new ESG toolkit from the CDC Group with very interesting and relevant materials for those who work with E&S Performance. Available at: https://toolkit.cdcgroup.com/

EU Bank's Energy Lending Policy - up for Public Consultation:

16 January 2019
Brussels, Europe
The European Investment Bank (EIB), the EU Bank, is consulting on the review of its energy lending policy.

SIA e-learning programme: registration open

10 December 2018
Online, Other Countries
Registration is open for the second round of the the SIA e-learning programme offered by Community Insights Group and the University of Strathclyde. The 8-week course will build practical knowledge in conducting SIA that conforms to the International Association for Impact Assessment's Principles and Guidance for SIA, the IFC Environmental and Social Performance Standards, good international industry practice and the United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights. Please download course brochure for e-learning programme details on https://www.communityinsights.eu/new-sia-e-learning-2/ 

Applications can be made up to 18 February 2019 and the course starts on 04 March 2019. For registration, please email your CV to shaidar@communityinsights.eu,


Chief Adviser Social & Engagement - Rio Tinto

11 October 2018
Montreal or Brisbane, Other Countries
Our External Affairs and Communities team is part of Corporate Relations, whose role is to advance the RioTinto strategy by influencing the operating environment through promoting the business and protecting its reputation, partnering to create value and enabling a safe, engaged and productive workforce. External Affairs and Communities is responsible for Communities and Social Performance at the Group level and our overall strategic approach to social risk and value creation opportunities for the company and society. As part of our Partner to Operate vision, External Affairs and Communities has a mandate to proactively engage with global stakeholders and partners on a wide range of Environmental, Social and Governance topics that are material to our business to our business strategy.
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