Thriving communities are the backbone of strong provinces and great nations. That’s because there’s real power and influence in communities. Those who expect to advance development projects without genuine community engagement are – not surprisingly – a vanishing breed. The simple reason is that communities demand and deserve transparent information and genuine input. Greenspirit Strategies Ltd. helps companies ensure a detailed and measurable plan for corporate social responsibility is at the heart of its development activities so that communities can better understand, influence and support a project. Ensuring the company has a sustainability strategy in mind for the project from the very beginning, and is prepared to view the project as an opportunity for some shared community value among its stakeholders, is a key part of our job. For example, local program initiatives that teach long-term, sustainable skills to community members – even beyond the life of the development project – invariably provide real benefits for the community, the surrounding environment and the company itself. Let’s discuss it!