We believe that social performance is not simply corporate philanthropy for reputational purposes, nor should it be considered as mitigation of social disruption caused by activities such as resource extraction. Social performance is essential for risk-reduction through ‘social licence to operate’, and as a more integrated part of a business model can enable efficient and sustainable engagement with a firm’s wider economic, social and environmental context – improving performance, profits and outsider perceptions.
Effective social performance programmes therefore realise this win-win scenario of corporate benefit and local impact. Montrose provides consultancy services to extractive industry and other corporate clients to support them in achieving this at every stage of the project cycle.
Our services cover all stages of social performance programming needs:
- Social impact assessments, community engagement consultation processes, programme scoping and design, programme planning and set-up advisory services, and resettlement planning
- Full social investment programme management, oversight and implementation services – in particular for health, education and enterprise programmes
- Programme monitoring, reviews, impact evaluations and audits, social and corporate rate of return analysis, cost-benefit and value-for-money analysis, social performance improvement and sustainability advisory services
We tailor these services to our clients’ needs, so wherever a company is in the social performance programme project cycle – be it at initial assessment, programme design, programme operation or programme end – Montrose can add value where needed, including as much or as little of the heavy-lifting as required.
For further details of our social performance support services, see “Services for Extractives” under the main menu.