Masterclass - Management of Social Risks & Benefits within Renewable Energy

Date: 05 November 2018

Time: 09:00-16:00

Venue: UCT Graduate School of Business, 9 Portswood Road, V&A Waterfront



The renewable energy (RE) sector has generated much optimism about the potential of the sector to bring development and associated socioeconomic benefits to project host communities. However, have you considered the negative social impacts associated with RE projects related to:

  • Land access and resettlement?
  • Social and economic change during construction and local procurement?
  • The unexpected consequences of community benefit delivery?

These impacts can accumulate to significant risks for RE projects.

Do you have required knowledge and internal capacity to identify, and manage these risks?

Synergy Global and UCT’s Graduate School of Business (GSB) will be hosting a one-day training aimed at raising awareness around the critical social risks and opportunities within RE projects.

You will be equipped with an understanding of:

  • What triggers these risks
  • How these risks are being addressed amongst various RE stakeholders
  • The relevant resources available to manage these risks and pointers as to how to optimise relationship and community benefit delivery opportunities.
  • The approach to the day’s session will allow for interaction and engagement amongst participants, encouraging learning as well as teaching in the training space.

You should attend if:

  • You are an Executive, Senior Management or ED manager who has responsibility to manage and influence decisions that concern stakeholder relations, project impact and risk, and socio-economic benefit delivery.
  • Your role includes stakeholder and community-related issues
  • You are responsible for business and project development
  • You are an investor.

Please click here to download the course brochure.

Cost: R2 895

For further information, please contact Jill Bost ( or Holle Wlokas (