Social & Community Impact

At SLR, we have over 25 years’ experience working with our clients to maximise positive, or minimise negative, impacts on society.

Working across private, public, international development funding and not for profit sectors, we support our clients across the globe to define, assess and manage their social impacts and performance for multiple audiences, from C-suite to local community.

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Social & Community Impact Overview

Whether through global or local social impact strategies (addressing key areas such as Human Rights, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, or supply chain risks), focused community programs and partnerships, or by innovating for social impact in direct business practices, operations, products, and services, we help our clients understand, measure, and improve their broader socio-economic and value chain impacts—from job creation and procurement to consumer health and well-being.

We support our clients in managing social performance to comply with international standards (Equator Principles, World Bank & IFC performance standards) and work to achieve the balance between project development and safeguarding of resilient and inclusive communities through our subject matter expertise in labour, gender, cultural heritage, indigenous peoples, community health & safety, sustainable livelihoods, resettlement and land acquisition. This includes robust stakeholder engagement throughout the project life cycle.

SLR can also provide clients with frameworks and practical management tools to enhance and authenticate their social and community impact efforts through B4SI: the global standard in measuring and managing corporate social impact, used by 200+ of the world’s leading companies to articulate and measure the positive impact they have in the world. The B4SI Frameworks form a robust measurement standard that any company can apply to understand the difference their contributions make to business and society through community investment, business innovation and social procurement.

Social & Community Impact Related Capabilities

Business & Human Rights

Understanding impacts and responsibilities of business on human rights at both corporate and project implementation level.

DE&I

Supporting businesses to develop their strategies to foster diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and local communities.

Impact Management (via Business for Societal Impact, B4SI)​

Applying the B4SI Frameworks – the global standard for managing impact across 3 routes, community investment, social innovation, social procurement.

Supporting Technical Services

Just Transition

Identifying and managing the people and community impact of decarbonisation and transition to a climate-neutral economy to ensure it is ‘Just’ and fair for all.

Measurement

Helping clients measure and improve their broader socio-economic and value chain impacts through bespoke frameworks and assessment.

Responsible Sourcing

Identifying and managing ESG risks in a company’s supply chain to actively source products and services in an ethical, sustainable and socially conscious way, whilst leveraging opportunities to realise positive change.

Social Safeguards

Assessing and ensuring compliance with Social aspects of the Equator Principles (EP) and International Finance Corporation (IFC)/World Bank (WB) Performance Standards for the assessment and management of social impacts and risks. 

Strategy & Implementation

Carrying out research, engagement activities and benchmarking studies to assess the social risks, issues, and opportunities across a company’s operations.

Social & Community Impact Projects

  • Project

    Victoria, Australia

    Undisclosed

    Technology, Media & Telecoms

    Planning Due Diligence for North Victorian Telecommunications Alignment


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  • Project

    Queensland, Australia

    City of Moreton Bay

    Manufacturing & Industry

    Narangba Innovation Precinct and Environs Environmental Health Impact Investigations


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    Victoria, Australia

    Lochard Energy

    Power, Renewables & Energy

    Winton H2REFUEL Statutory Environment and Planning Approvals


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    Queensland, Australia

    City of Logan

    Manufacturing & Industry

    Emissions & Hazardous Activities Code & Industry Thresholds Review


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    New Zealand

    Rural Connectivity Group

    Technology, Media & Telecoms

    Supporting New Zealand’s rural broadband initiative phase 2


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    Keene, New Hampshire, USA

    City of Keene, NH

    Built Environment

    Patricia T. Russell Park


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    Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA

    The Nature Conservancy / Town of Bridgewater, MA

    Infrastructure

    High Street Dam removal and Bridge replacement


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    Europe

    European Commission

    Built Environment

    MORE - Multi-modal optimisation of urban road space in Europe


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    Africa

    UKAid

    Built Environment

    EMPOWER - Gender-equitable, inclusive transport


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    Cairo, Egypt

    European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

    Built Environment

    Egypt National Rail - Improving safety and security


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    Europe

    The European Commission

    Built Environment

    CREATE - Congestion Reduction in Europe: Advancing Transport Efficiency


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    Europe

    The European Commission

    Built Environment

    CIVITAS Renaissance - Sustainable urban mobility planning


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    Europe

    The European Commission

    Built Environment

    CIVITAS Portis - Port cities: Integrating sustainability


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  • Project

    Europe

    The European Commission

    Built Environment

    CIVITAS Destinations - Sustainable mobility in Mediterranean and Atlantic island tourist cities


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    Europe

    The European Commission

    Built Environment

    CHUMS - Changing Habits for Urban Mobility Solutions


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  • Project

    Lanesville, New York, USA

    Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program

    Infrastructure

    Stony Clove Creek stream turbidity reduction


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    Bethania, Queensland, Australia

    CHP Projects

    Built Environment

    Bethania Development Project


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    Tumut, New South Wales, Australia

    Allspec and Associates

    Built Environment

    Bellettes Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment


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    Queensland, Australia

    Whitsunday Regional Council

    Built Environment

    Collinsville town centre improvements


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    New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and South Australia, Australia

    Enervest Pty Ltd

    Power, Renewables & Energy

    Large Scale Grid Connected Battery Development Portfolio


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  • Project

    Herston, Queensland, Australia

    Australian Unity

    Healthcare

    Herston Quarter development - Technical consultancy services


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  • Project

    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    North East Link Authority

    Infrastructure

    North East Link project


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  • Project

    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    John Holland Group

    Infrastructure

    Melbourne Metro early works


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  • Project

    Northwest Scotland

    Assynt Development Trust

    NW2045 Natural capital baseline assessment


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    Epping, New South Wales, Australia

    Meriton

    Built Environment

    Natural ventilation assessment for mixed use development


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  • Project

    New South Wales, Australia

    GRS

    Power, Renewables & Energy

    Battery energy storage systems planning and approvals support


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  • Project

    Perth, Western Australia, Australia

    Public Transport Authority Western Australia and Ertech Keller Joint Venture

    Built Environment

    Perth Stadium construction noise and and vibration management plan


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  • Project

    Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

    Confidential

    Built Environment

    Health translation hub specialist wind engineering advice


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    Orewa, New Zealand

    Auckland Council

    Government & Communities

    Orewa Estuary Management Plan


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  • Project

    Warwickshire, UK

    Warwickshire County Council/Stratford District Council

    Infrastructure

    COVID-19 social distancing schemes


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  • Project

    Europe

    The Coca-Cola Company

    Consumer Goods & Retail

    Coca-Cola social impact framework toolkit


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  • Project

    Hardwick, Vermont, USA

    Caledonia County Natural Resource Conservation District

    Infrastructure

    North Main stormwater improvements


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  • Project

    London, UK

    City of London

    Government & Communities

    Understanding the business case for volunteering


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  • Project

    Chile

    Collahuasi mine

    Mining & Minerals

    Socio-economic impact study for Chilean mining company


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  • Project

    UK

    Co-op

    Consumer Goods & Retail

    Materiality and social impact measurement


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    West Haven, Connecticut, USA

    City of West Haven, CT

    Infrastructure

    Cove River tidal marsh restoration, pedestrian bridge and Sea Bluff Beach park improvements


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    Ilion, New York, USA

    Village of Ilion, New York

    Infrastructure

    Steele Creek Restoration and Flood Mitigation


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    Connecticut, USA

    City of New Britain

    Infrastructure

    New Britain transit oriented development


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    Connecticut, USA

    Town of Weston

    Infrastructure

    Weston Center masterplan and village zoning


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    Connecticut, USA

    City of New Britain

    Government & Communities

    Plan of Conservation & Development (PoCD) for New Britain


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  • Project

    QLD, Australia

    Northerly Projects Pty Ltd

    Built Environment

    Bunya Adventure Playground


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    Maine, USA

    Kittery Area Comprehensive Transportation System (KACTS)

    Infrastructure

    Berwick Downtown vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian study


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  • Project

    Connecticut, USA

    City of New Haven

    Infrastructure

    New Haven on-street parking performance-based pricing monitoring & evaluation


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    Massachusetts, USA

    Massachusetts Department of Transportation

    Infrastructure

    I-91 Viaduct study


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    Michigan, USA

    Marquette Board of Light & Power

    Power, Renewables & Energy

    RICE Plant low frequency noise control


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    Vermont, USA

    Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans)

    Infrastructure

    Vermont Transportation resiliency planning


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    Maine, USA

    City of Portland

    Infrastructure

    Spring Street redesign


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    Yarrabilba, Queensland, Australia

    Lendlease Residential

    Built Environment

    Yarrabilba masterplanned community


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    Connecticut, USA

    Town of Windsor

    Infrastructure

    CMAQ Day Hill road adaptive traffic control signal system


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    Connecticut, USA

    Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT)

    Infrastructure

    I-84 NEPA environmental assessment & CEPA EIE


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  • Project

    Shire of Narrandera, NSW, Australia

    Reach Solar Energy Pty Ltd

    Power, Renewables & Energy

    Yarrabee solar project


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    Connecticut, USA

    City of Wallingford, CT

    Infrastructure

    Wallingford plan of conservation and development


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    Victoria, Australia

    National Health and Medical Research Council (NH&MRC)

    Infrastructure

    Evidence evaluations for Australian drinking water guidelines


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  • Project

    New South Wales, Australia

    Goodman Properties Australia

    Manufacturing & Industry

    Sustainability strategy for Oakdale industrial precinct


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    Paisley, Scotland

    Renfrewshire Council

    Built Environment

    Paisley town centre regeneration


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