S-TRENDCASTING™ – PLANNING FOR THE UNFORESEEN

We help teams build skills, programs and imagination needed to foresee earlier, the next disruptive social force and make better operating decisions

CHALLENGE

The pandemic highlights the cost of not foreseeing nor planning for low likelihood, high impact risks that devastate business. By the time “bleeding edge” social risk issues show up in mainstream media and impact your company, options are limited and the fix is expensive.

SOLUTIONS

Acorn International works with the world’s largest companies and investors in high-risk situations. We deploy 30 years of experience in social risk management to facilitate a tailored (half-day to two-day) workshop building early warning systems.

We help teams build skills, programs and imagination needed to foresee earlier, the next disruptive social force and make better operating decisions.

RESULTS DELIVERED

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Outlying social risks identified in a facilitated process of structured imagination

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Toolkit to manage risks as part of business planning cycle

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Skills training to foresee and act on risks before they become public relations and reputational problems or constrain strategic and operational flexibility

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Culture of forethought vs. afterthought on social issues

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Co-created scenario planning to build future risk and opportunity

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Prioritize action over reaction

"I have been very impressed with you and your staff through this process."

BOARD MEMBER, MULTINATIONAL FORTUNE 10 COMPANY

HOW WE HELP YOU SEE AROUND CORNERS

We bring extensive industry experience combined with expert facilitation and visioning capabilities and a focus on your situation and needs — and apply a proven trendcasting workshop program to draw a view of future social risks and opportunities for your business and set the groundwork for pro-active plans to optimize your positioning.

SAMPLE TAKEAWAYS

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Operating plan for anticipated social movement impacts

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Action plan to address interconnected risks as related to a gathering social issue

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Understanding of customer and other stakeholder pain points related to a need addressed in a gathering social movement

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Description of mutually beneficial partnerships

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S. renewable energy development team

RESULTS DELIVERED

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Qualified, professional analysis of sociopolitical and cultural trends impacting strategic planning & investment decisions

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Safe, structured process to guide imaginative thinking around possible outcome scenarios, given trends and outlook

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Reliable view of societal issues that will impact business — and what steps business can take to thrive amidst these emerging issues

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Sharpened ability to “see around corners” and get ahead of future black swan events and trend shifts.

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Anticipated timing of possible scenarios

"This process has been incredibly informative and thought-provoking."

CEO, TIER I STRATEGY FIRM

WHY WORK WITH ACORN INTERNATIONAL?

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Global reputation in leading workshops for business leaders, board members & investors.

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Helped global energy company foresee and avoid what became moratoriums in 4 countries of interest.

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More than 3 decades deploying social performance experience to industry

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Expert social scientists focused on operating solutions in high-risk environments

Our Services

Environmental & Social Baseline Survey & Impact Assessment

Industries, investors and regulators worldwide need reliable assessments of potential project impacts and effective mitigation plans that are developed by integrated teams of international and host-country experts.

Stakeholder Engagement & Social Performance

Successful project development increasingly depends on managing business and reputational risks related to stakeholder concerns and building partnerships with host communities.

Environmental & Social Due Diligence Assessment

Clear and reliable assessments of integrated social and environmental risks are critical to maintaining the integrity of projects, operations and corporate reputations.

ESG Strategy & Organizational Change

Our staff members have led teams in performing Environmental, Health, Safety, and Social (ESG) strategy and organizational change programs for energy companies worldwide.

Capacity Building / Training

On-going capacity assessment and building is critical to keep up with fast-evolving best practices and challenges in social and environmental performance.

S-Trendcasting™ – Planning for the Unforeseen

We deploy 30 years of experience in social risk management to facilitate a tailored (half-day to two-day) workshop building early warning systems.

S-Team On Demand CSR Talent

Allows companies to fill critical gaps for assuring uninterrupted performance assurance or achieving new initiatives with qualified, independent and trusted social performance experts.

Acorn International

1801 Main St, Suite 1300
Houston, TX 77002, USA

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+1 832-900-3997

info@acornintllc.com

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