Land and Agriculture

Executive Training on Sustainable Investments in Agriculture

Date: July 12-21, 2017
Location: Columbia University

OGP Webinar: Using Tools to Advance Transparency in Land Investments

Date: April 26, 2017, 9:00am-10:00am EST Location: Webinar OGP WEBINAR Hosted by CCSI and the OGP Openness in Natural Resources Working Group Using Tools to Advance Transparency in Land Investments Language: English Register for this webinar: HERE Webex Meeting number: 731 437 111 Meeting password:  mkaqyKs2 Audio Number: 1-650-479-3207 (US & Canada) Access code: 731 437 111 Global… read more

Briefing Note: A Collaborative Approach to Human Rights Impact Assessments

This briefing note, co-authored with the Danish Institute for Human Rights and the Sciences Po Law School Clinic, outlines a new approach to conducting human rights impact assessments (HRIAs) of business operations or projects, which brings together project-affected people, the company, and other stakeholders to jointly design and implement an assessment. The aim of this… read more

A Collaborative Approach to Human Rights Impact Assessments

This discussion paper, co-authored with the Danish Institute for Human Rights and the Sciences Po Law School Clinic, proposes a new approach to conducting human rights impact assessments (HRIAs) of business operations or projects, which brings together project-affected people, the company, and other stakeholders to jointly design and implement an assessment. The aim of this… read more

What Now? Land Rights Lawyers on How to Champion Human Rights and Promote Responsible Investment in the Era of Climate Change and Trump

Date: January 30, 2017 12:10-1:10pm Location: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 546 Secure land rights are critical for promoting poverty reduction, strengthening food security, empowering women, and encouraging the responsible and climate-compatible use of natural resources. Protecting land rights is also crucial for the realization of other human rights, and can help alleviate… read more

Improving Openness and Transparency in Land-Based Investments: Goals, Challenges and Solutions

Date: December 9, 2016
Location: Paris, France

Submission to OPIC on Revisions to its Environmental and Social Policy Statement

In November 2016, CCSI sent a submission to the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) regarding its draft revised Environmental and Social Policy Statement (ESPS). CCSI’s input focused on two discrete issues that CCSI has been working on: (1) contract transparency for natural resource and infrastructure projects, and (2) redress for harms in the context of… read more

Conference Report: Climate Change and Sustainable Investment in Natural Resources: From Consensus to Action

A conference report on CCSI’s Conference on “Climate Change and Sustainable Investment in Natural Resources: From Consensus to Action” is available here, and a shorter outcome document , which was disseminated at COP22, is available here. These documents summarize the discussions at the eleventh annual Columbia International Investment Conference, which took place on November 2-3, 2016, at Columbia University…. read more

11th Annual Columbia International Investment Conference: Climate Change and Sustainable Investment in Natural Resources: From Consensus to Action

Date: November 2-3, 2016, 8:30am-5:00pm (Nov 2); 8:30am-6:00pm (Nov 3)
Location: Faculty House, Columbia University, New York

Palm Oil, Land Grabs and Community Complaint Making: A Discussion with Sam Balaton-Chrimes

Date: October 20, 2016 12:10-1:00pm
Location: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 807