Social/Community Impact

What is Social Sustainability?

  • Investing in skills –  growing need for skills to support a green economy
  • Skills and training – additional skills needed to handle alternative fuels
  • Social licence to operate
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Health and Safety
  • Job creation – creating talent pipeline
  • Gender diversity – driver for better risk management and performance 
  • Community engagement
  • Investing in innovation
  • Identifying and managing business impacts on people
  • Ethics and Compliance
  • People-centred approaches to business

The World Bank has an article on social sustainability: “Five things you need to know about social sustainability and inclusion”.


Blue Mind

A review of “Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do” published in the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography” can be found here.


Sustainable Finance and Investment

The World Economic Forum has written about sustainable finance and investment: “What is sustainable finance and how it is changing the world?”  This article demonstrates that companies with high Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) ratings enjoy stronger increases in their share price.