Part 19 in SRA’s Series on the Land Access and Resettlement Project Framework looks at the Business Case for Obtaining a Social License to Operate.

A Social License to Operate (SLO) exists when a project is seen as having the approval and broad acceptance of society to conduct its activities. In addition to the clear need to address project impacts on affected communities, the bottom line is that if projects lack a social license to operate then it is going to hurt them directly in their wallets. The cost of business stoppages and delays can dwarf the cost of any social spend. There are key practical steps to take in obtaining a social license to operate…

 

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