Resources & Publications


The SP101 series of papers provides basic guidance on how to improve a company’s social performance and suggests approaches based on what we have seen work in practice.

Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)

The Social Practice Forum (the Forum)1 established a Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) Working Group with the objective of contributing practical tools and resources to support social performance around FPIC.

As social practitioners, our day-to-day work is intimately linked to the emergence and application of international good practice and the transition to more inclusive decision-making that demonstrates respect for Indigenous rights and human rights.

Competency Framework for social performance practitioners

This document is the Competency Framework for Social Performance Practitioners.

The Framework includes definitions and behavioural indicators of 31 competencies and 47 specialisations in the field of Social Performance.

Questions Boards Should Ask

Have you wondered in the wake of a major environment, social, and governance disaster, “How could the board not know this?”

As social practitioners our collective experience pointed to the possibility that
part of the challenge could be that board members do not necessarily know the questions, they should be asking their executive management to avoid and prevent such disasters.  

To address this gap, the Social Practice Forum (SPF) identified 13 key questions aimed at guiding board members in addressing social issues within their organizations.

These questions serve as practical tools for board members to enhance their understanding and oversight of social performance, contributing to better-informed decision-making and a positive impact on stakeholders.