Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to the Social License Platform Responsible Business Training Course

    • Introduction to the Social License Platform Responsible Business Training Course

  • 2

    Chapter #1: The Business Case for Responsible Practice

    • The Business Case for Responsible Practice

  • 3

    Chapter #2: Getting expert support

    • Getting expert support

  • 4

    Chapter #3: How to use the Social License Platform

    • How to use the Social License Platform

  • 5

    Course completion & feedback

    • Course Completion Survey


  • How long will it take?

    This training can be taken in 5- 10 minute lessons with each lesson being a standalone section meaning that, users can pick and choose lessons based on issues they are currently facing.

  • Who is this training for?

    This training is designed for businesses exposed to emerging market assets and portfolios. It helps with investments in any sector with a significant land footprint, such as mining, agriculture, infrastructure and renewable energy.

  • Who designed this training?

    This course was designed by the Social License Platform (SLP) Support team, a team of international experts with over a decade of experience in land based issues, social license risk and tenure risk in emerging markets.

  • What do I need to prepare?

    Almost nothing. The training provides a compact set of lessons providing a variety of insights, guidance and tools as part of the SLP in order to show how achieving best practice can help mitigate risk to your business and save on unnecessary costs and delays.

What is the SLP?

The Social License Platform (SLP) is an online platform run by a team of international experts that exists to enable successful responsible investment and business. The SLP specialises in facilitating the procurement of social and environmental services like community engagement, impact assessment and standards compliance.

Free bespoke training opportunity

The SLP is also currently offering bespoke, live trainings remotely and in person for businesses operating or investing in emerging markets. If you would like to enquire about a bespoke training course please get in touch with us at

Free SLP Pilot until March 2022

The SLP currently operates in sub-Saharan Africa, with partners providing local hubs in Tanzania, Uganda and Ghana. Over 2021 we plan to expand operations to cover all sub-Saharan Africa, followed by a global expansion in 2022. We are also following demand as we expand – if you are based in an area not currently covered by the SLP but would like to use the platform, please contact us to discuss possible solutions.

The business case for responsible practice

The purpose of this course is simple: there is a strong business case for responsible practice that is typically underappreciated. Sensible investment in procedures that assess and mitigate social and environmental risks provide good value for money, helping business to run and expand smoothly and efficiently. This course explains how doing the right thing can also be good business.

How this training can help your business

Responsible practice does not have to be expensive and can easily offer great value for money. It isn’t easy but can lend businesses a competitive advantage, particularly in the coming world. Businesses that can develop strong local networks and build expert capacity can thrive. Support is available, often at a subsidized rate. Going out and finding it makes business sense. Find out more at the Social License Platform!

Advice & guidance on expert support

Responsible EME investment can require hard-to-find or niche skills because it is a complex, if materially rewarding, process. Your organization is likely to need help and guidance, even the most competent businesses do. This includes impact investors and DFIs.

About the creators of the Social License Platform business training

This course has been developed through a collaboration between TMP Systems and the global non-profit Landesa, as part of a project funded by the UK aid from the UK government via the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO’s) LEGEND program to foster and facilitate more responsible investment in land.

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This material has been funded by UK aid from the UK government; however the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the UK government’s official policies.