Our communities

In our mission to lead the global energy transition to renewable energy, we are committed to leaving nobody behind.

That commitment is ensuring millions of people have access to clean, affordable and reliable supplies of electricity for the first time. It also means local communities are sharing in the social and economic dividends that flow from our projects. Because a sustainable community is the true measure of a just transition to renewable energy.

2022 initiatives


community investment

245 initiatives

across our markets


people positively impacted

Our commitment to communities

See how we involve people in our projects from the beginning, and follow through on our commitment to improving their lives.

What we do to become a trusted partner

Earning the trust of our communities is fundamental to our success. We earn it through a partnership approach that’s driven by our core value of respect and benchmarked against the highest international standards.

Early and open collaboration with local people helps to inform project designs; it also secures buy-in for the longer-term benefits of sustainability. The close engagement is ongoing, and the initiatives that we support are often focused on needs identified by communities themselves.

How We Invest


Funding of school refurbishments, classroom technology, student supports, STEM programmes, teaching positions and third-level bursaries are opening up new life possibilities.


Improving healthcare outcomes in partnership with local authorities and NGOs by upgrading medical facilities and helping the most vulnerable access services.


Supporting local businesses and entrepreneurs through enterprise grants, the provision of office hubs and practical advice in mentoring schemes.

Culture & heritage

Protecting community heritage sites and keeping centuries-old traditions alive, in alignment with the ILO’s Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention (C169).


Addressing climate change impacts that threaten communities, with initiatives such as mangrove planting in flood-risk areas and biodiversity protection programmes.

This helps me to get one step closer to my big dream of becoming one of our country’s female engineers. The bursary relieves me financially so that I can stay focused on my studies and give my best.

Este-Lee Nel, one of five learners from Loeriesfontein in the Northern Cape

The Noupoort wind farm brought back something to the people of Noupoort and that's that feeling of doing something for themselves again.

Mr. Puley, Acting Principle, Eureka Primary School

We are very thankful to CERI (Mainstream and Cornerstone Energy Development Inc) for helping equip our health centre with these nebulisers. Our limited budget can now be used instead to buy supplies of medicines which are also needed.

Joelito Royales, Captain, Pag-Oring Nuevo's barangay


Videos from our communities

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Community Engagement in Chile

Bringing cancer screening to rural South Africa

Puelche Sur Project’s Community Programme

Noupoort Wind Farm Socio-Economic Development

Charting the new future with Vietnamese fishermen 

Saving oasis of biodiversity in Chilean desert

Building collaborative relationships as a trusted neighbour

The Maths & Science Leadership Academy (MSLA) – Kimberley, South Africa

Answering South Africa’s call to confront Covid

Giving school pupils a keener taste for learning 

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