Our client is a large mining company with operations across the world – including in Western Australia – and close relationships in the communities where it has an impact.
The mining company invests directly in Australian communities to create shared social and business value. The company’s multimillion-dollar social investment program is delivered through partnership with several community and government organisations. We were engaged to refresh the company’s approach to social investment, including determining how to prioritise opportunities and clarifying internal processes and approvals.
We started with the miner’s existing social investment strategy, working with the company to identify gaps and areas for improvement.
We then interviewed senior executives, ran a workshop with delivery teams, reviewed many internal strategy documents, and analysed and visualised past and current investments.
The inputs were then used to develop a suite of documents to guide social investment decisions in the Social Investment Strategy:
Essential to the project’s success was bridging the gap between the operational team and senior leadership, helping the teams to determine what they needed from the strategy and what would be useful.
The Social Investment Strategy we prepared includes many components that are guiding social investment decisions: