Many developers see early community engagement as a risk mitigation tool to prevent opposition later, so as to protect their larger investment. However, the process required to earn local support, when conducted properly, offers much more than just ‘pain management’. It offers a range of benefits for both the community and the developer.
Celebrating 10 years and 20 projects of successful outcomes through smart stakeholder engagement in over 10 countries
AstonECO turns 10! This celebration includes a big “THANK YOU!” to many people over the past decade. Raising the bar and daring to develop joined-up-thinking projects, while designing out associated risks and addressing sustainability challenges. In doing so, projects gained their Social License to operate.
Without the right mindset, stakeholder engagement doesn’t work... Experienced project developers know that at the outset, project development is somewhat like an iceberg. A lot of the information we need is very much hidden under water. And the bit in sight at the top can often be misleading and therefor unstable. A strong foundation, which includes a Social Licence, needs to be built.