Social Impact Assessment
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The impacts to social and economic systems made by industrial and environmental changes have long been of interest to social scientists. Social impacts (SI) are defined by the Interorganizational Committee on Guidelines and Principles for Social Impact Assessment (1994, p. 1) as “consequences to human populations of any public or private actions that alter the ways in which people live, work, play, relate to one another, organize to meet their needs and generally cope as members of society.” Social impact assessment, as a process of analyzing, monitoring, and managing the intended and unintended social consequences, both positive and negative, is therefore strongly linked to the concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR). While CSR holds enterprises responsible for their impacts on society, the SIA should provide the tools and...
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