Community Engagement. Sustainable Community Development.


Numerous organizations, policies and precedent setting case law have contributed to the dynamic context of sustainable development and corporate social responsibility.  Working effectively and in collaboration with communities, across cultures and differences is a fundamental element of this ongoing process that we are all a part of.

The following organizations and information resources inform Speiran Consulting’s work and provide insight into the exciting realm of sustainability, social responsibility and development:

International Association of Impact Assessment

Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (CBSR)

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

The Equator Principles

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

International Association for Public Participation (IAP2)

Network for Business Sustainability

Wind Energy Development Best Practices for Community Engagement and Public Consultation

Working Effectively With Aboriginal PeoplesTM, 3rd Edition, by Robert P.C. Joseph and Cynthia Joseph.
Order the book by going to the Indigenous Corporate Training Inc.’s website:

Corporate Knights (Magazine profiling business and sustainability issues)

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, Section 35 of the Canadian Constitution Act, 1982 (Landmark Cases)

First Nations Environmental Assessment Technical Working Group Toolkit
(The tool kit can be purchased through the Chiefs of Ontario website):

Dances with Dependency: Indigenous Success Through Self-Reliance, by Calvin Helin

Breaking Ground: Engaging Communities in Extractive and Infrastructure Projects
World Resources Institute – CommDev

Guide to Engaging with NGOs
Business for Social Responsibility – CommDev

Making the Grade: A Guide to Success for Corporate-Aboriginal Initiatives (Industry Council for Aboriginal Business; Arbutus Consulting & Laureen Whyte)

Do you know of an organization, book, article  or website that should be on this list?

Let us know and we’ll add it!