Key Contacts

  • Dr Sheridan Coakes

    National Social Practice Lead & Executive Manager

    Ph. 1300793267

  • WA
    Karen Lamb

    Social Work Area Manager/Associate

    Ph. 1300793267

    E. klamb@umwelt.com.au

SIA, Engagement and Social Performance

With a growing focus on improving social practice across Australia, greater CommonwealthState and Local Government requirements in the social space; and a changing global and national societal context; there is now more than ever before, a need to effectively manage social change and respond to the social and economic impacts of project and policy development.

Whether you need to better understand the social/community contexts in which you work; you need to identifyevaluate and manage the social impacts associated with your project; or you just want to improve your social performance to enhance your social licence to operate, and build more effective relationships with your stakeholders and local communities; the Umwelt social team can assist.  We work with our clients to develop relevant, fit for purpose and tailored programs to address salient social issues and impacts through creative and innovative approaches and program delivery.

Our key social service areas include:

As a passionate team of social and community practitioners, with backgrounds in the Social Sciences, we have a track record of putting people in the picture and making the social aspects more relevant to our client organisations – demonstrating the shared and collective value than can be generated for business and their key stakeholders in the social space. 

“It’s not rocket science, but it is Social Science”

To us, people are more than just numbers in reports and tables, and we pride ourselves on our expertise in developing trusted, respectful, and long-term relationships with our clients and the communities in which we workproviding stakeholders with a legitimate voice in decision making processes. While we know the theory well, this is complemented by our practical experience on the groundwith our team highly trained and experienced in undertaking social assessment programs with diverse stakeholder groups in rural/remote and urban contexts.

We are aware of all relevant guidelines and principles around effective social assessment and engagement practice at international, national, state, and local government levels, having worked in multidisciplinary teams across a diverse range of sectors – resources, renewables, infrastructure, urban development and social infrastructure planning, agriculture, and waste recovery. 

When you choose Umwelt, you gain access to a highly experienced National in-house social team that has an established track record in the social area.   

Contact us today to see how our team can assist you.   

 

Key Contacts

  • Dr Sheridan Coakes

    National Social Practice Lead & Executive Manager

    Ph. 1300793267

  • WA
    Karen Lamb

    Social Work Area Manager/Associate

    Ph. 1300793267

    E. klamb@umwelt.com.au

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Our team has the experience and expertise to deliver, and we are keen to make a difference for our clients.

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