Build organisations’
Internal capacity

CIG helps organisations build their internal capacity through training, coaching and the design of internal management and policy processes. With two trained executive coaches on its senior leadership team, CIG offers one-on-one coaching and mentoring for sustainability managers and leaders, as well as team coaching for teams involved in implementing sustainability processes.

We are experienced in helping organisations develop their internal policies, standards, management processes and competency frameworks related to social and human rights impacts, risks and benefits.

CIG offers a complete range of training courses, from introductory impact awareness through to detailed strategies and tools to address specific social and human rights performance challenges.

Our course participants come from private sector companies, multilateral banks, investment funds, government and state-owned companies, civil society and NGOs, as well as universities. Our pedagogical approach, developed over many years of experience, is centred on immersing course participants in real-world cases, addressing real problems faced by participants, and facilitating practical work and reflection on practice.

CIG is experienced in a range of training delivery models, including face-to-face, video-based, online, and blended models. We use innovative teaching tools including interactive software, games, structured and semi-structured group and individual exercises.

We offer training courses on the following topics:

Social Impact Assessment and Management

Social Risk Management

Integrating Human Rights into Impact Assessment

Social and Health Impact Assessment of Energy and Large Infrastructure Projects

Ecosystem Services

Designing, Managing and Evaluating Social Investments

Local Content

IFC and other lender Environment & Social Performance Standards

Eight-week online course on Social Impact Assessment, with University of Strathclyde in Scotland

Two-week course on Land Acquisition, Resettlement and Social Sustainability, with University of Groningen, Netherlands

Two-day Masterclass Human Rights in Impact Assessment, with Danish Institute of Human Rights

Social Impact Assessment module in Engineers Without Borders project teams, and 3rd and 4th year Civil Engineering curricula with the Faculty of Engineering, University of Strathclyde

All our courses are evaluated by the participants and the sponsor institutions. An average evaluation score of our courses is nine out of ten.