Social License – Risks and Opportunities for agricultural businesses
Disputes with outgrowers or neighboring land users cost African agricultural business millions of dollars each year. These “social license risks” are increasingly widespread and serious, regularly leading to project cancellation and failure particularly in sectors like agriculture (see video for further explanation).
Businesses that manage social license risk well can benefit from improved bottom lines and reputations as well as improved disclosure and access to finance. This free training provides an introduction to social license, showing you how to avoid and resolve social license risks with sustainable business practice.
The training will be online at 3pm East Africa time, on March 3rd. To register or find out more information, please visit https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lCe6XB1ZS4u_Ql1_n_IXrg
The training, delivered by international experts (see below), covers the following topics:
– What social license risk is and how your business is exposed.
– What tools are available to help you identify, avoid and remediate social license risk without large investments or operational disruptions.
– How you can find local experts to help you need to manage social license risk in a cost-effective and robust manner using facilities like the Social License Platform.
The training is one hour long, followed by a half-hour breakout session in which you can talk confidentially about your business’ needs. It will be given by staff from TMP Systems, Landesa and Pelum Uganda:
- TMP Systems is a consultancy with over a decade of experience developing and deploying systems to solve environmental and social problems using expertise in finance, technology and political economy. Some of the world’s largest companies and investors use its systems to improve decision-making processes and outcomes from investments in emerging and frontier markets.
- Landesa is a global non-profit organization that works with governments, companies, and communities to implement best practices related to land rights and governance, with a focus on emerging markets.
- Pelum is a network of civil society organizations in 12 countries in East, Central and Southern Africa which works to improve the livelihoods of small-scale farmers and the sustainability of farming communities by working with businesses, government and communities.