New report: Measurement to Assess the Effectiveness of System-level and SDG Investing

A new report provides investors with a breakthrough roadmap for measuring the effectiveness of system-level investing strategies, including measuring progress toward achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Access the report ...

Responsible large scale agricultural investment in the Mekong Region: an online dialogue, 9-20 October 2017

MLIKE (Mekong Land Information and Knowledge Exchange) will host an online dialogue on the theme of ‘Responsible Large Scale Agricultural Investment in the Mekong’ in collaboration with the Mekong Region Land Governance project (MRLG) and the Land Portal. The objective of the dialogue is to offer ...

MLIKE

Executive training on sustainable investments in agriculture

Applications are now open for the 2018 Executive Training on Sustainable Investments in Agriculture. This interdisciplinary program provides an overview of pressing issues related to agricultural investments, as well as an introduction to relevant practical skills. Participants work with practitioners and experts from within and beyond Columbia University, ...

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

Thai Extraterritorial Obligation-Watch Working Group’s Statement on Business and Human Rights

In line with Thailand’s commitment to the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) and international human rights treaties, Thai Extraterritorial Obligation-Watch Working Group calls on the Thai government to implement robust mechanisms to ensure that state and non-state Thai enterprises act with transparency and ...

Thai Extraterritorial Obligation-Watch Working Group

IDI releases latest 'Outsourcing Development' report on World Bank financing in Africa

Inclusive Development International (IDI) has released the latest invesitgation in their Outsourcing Development series, detailing the International Finance Corporation’as indirect financing of land grabs in Africa. Read their full press release below with links to their report.— The World Bank Group has indirectly financed some of Africa’s ...

An overview of large-scale investments in the Mekong Region

Focus on the Global South has released a new report on large scale investment in the Mekong region. Read their release below, and download the report here.Across the Mekong region, ‘development’ has become synonymous with rapid economic growth, to be achieved through predominantly large-scale, private investments. The ...

Earthrights International releases statement on IFC/Tata Mundra coal plant case

EarthRights International has released a statement on the status of their case against the International Finance Corporation in federal court in Washington D.C.“Local fishing communities and farmers represented by EarthRights International (ERI) are suing the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in federal court in Washington, D.C. ...

EITI calls for structured open data disclosures from government, industry

The Extractive Industries Transparency Iniative has proposed that its data disclosure model be used as a leveraging tool for institutional embrace of structured open data disclosures in the state and private sectors of developing countries. Mr Djibi Sow, Senior Adviser to the Prime Minister and Chair ...

Regional guidelines on public participation in environmental impact asessment

Mekong Partnership for the Environment (MPE)’s Regional Technical Working Group (RTWG) on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) have invited public comment on their draft regional guidelines for public participation in EIA. See an introduction to the guidelines below and access the full set of guidelines at their website ...

IDI publishes new report on Chinese investment in ASEAN infrastructure

Inclusive Development International (IDI) released “Making Inroads: Chinese Infrastructure Investment in ASEAN and Beyond,” a new report that sheds light on the rapidly changing landscape of infrastructure finance driven by China in the region.Download full report [EN] here  ...

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