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Heather Esper, PMI Sr. Program Manager, contributes to WBCSD’s Social Capital Protocol Advisory Group

The Social Capital Protocol aims to mainstream the measurement of social capital impacts for business such that it becomes a core part of business decision-making . The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) defines ‘social capital’ as the resources and relationships provided by people and society. Thus social capital includes:

  1. Human Capital (skills, knowledge and well-being)
  2. Societal Capital (relationships, shared values and institutions)

The Protocol provides guidance for companies to measure, value and better manage their social capital. The first version of the Protocol is the result of two years of collaborative development involving input from over 50 WBCSD member companies, four WBCSD Global Network partners, and an Advisory Group of 20 expert partners­– including Heather Esper PMI Sr. Program Manager.

For more information related to this burgeoning work, see the article below:

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