The EMM social assessment and performance team are highly skilled and practiced social scientists and social planners with experience in social assessment and performance nationally and internationally.

Our team has an extensive track record delivering high quality social impact assessments, adopting a social science approach, as part of the environmental impact statements (EIS) for small and large projects across a broad range of sectors.

Social Assessment 

Our team has experience with the application of social research to inform the assessment of social impacts in line with Local, State and National legislation. We have successfully delivered social impact assessment on large scale complex projects across Australia and internationally.

Members of our team have been key contributors to the development of social impact assessment and management legislation. The EMM team has intricate knowledge of the regulatory and assessment requirements for small and large projects across the transport, energy, water and sanitation, mining and oil and gas industries.

EMM’s social assessment and performance team have extensive experience with the application of social research methods such as in-depth interviews, community impact surveys, social impact and opportunity workshops, values mapping, social return on investment, focus groups, and social risk framework. Our social research approach ensures the social impact assessment is informed by a cross section of the community.

Social Performance

Our social assessment and performance team provides strategic advice to help clients secure project consent and public approval, maintaining societal stability.  Our team assists clients in responding to what can sometimes be a dramatic shift in the social expectations and gain their social licence to operate.

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Social impact assessment

Social research

Socio-economic and socio political analysis

Community pulse surveys

Community profiling

Corporate social responsibility

Shared value

Evaluation and review of social programs and policy

Social return on investment

Strategy development and advice

Behavioural research and change management

Independent peer review


Andrea Kanaris
National Technical Leader, Social Impact Assessment (SIA)
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