Panel: Can Funds and Financial Institutions promote good land-based investment practice?
One theme of discussion will be "Achieving responsible large-scale land based investments: lessons learned 10 years on."
PRI webinar: Planting the seeds of change - managing social issues in land investing
Join the PRI's webinar Planting the seeds of change: managing social issues in land investing on 6 March 15.00-16.00 (GMT) to find out about why investors should consider land issues and learn about the Reference Guide for Risk Assessment in relation to land.
The guide provides a useful tool that can help investors identify and monitor ESG risks, and gives an overview of available information on general land-related topics for specific sectors and regions, including land use legislation for a number of countries.
Investments in real estate, large scale infrastructure, farmland and timber assets are becoming increasingly popular among institutional investors. Investments involving land acquisition carry a unique set of social and environmental risks and require specialist expertise for successful due diligence.
In this webinar we will explore some of the key characteristics of land investments and strategies for identifying and managing ESG risks with a focus on social issues including land rights, labour regulations, indigenous rights and rules on the purchase of agricultural land. Speakers will also focus particular attention – but not exclusively – on emerging market investments.
If you are unable to attend or are based in a different time-zone, we encourage you to register for this webinar so that you can receive a copy of the recording
Meist werden für Land Grabbing Investoren aus China, Indien und den Golfstaaten kritisiert. Zu Recht, aber sie sollten nicht von der bedeutenden Mitverantwortung der europäischen Fonds- und Bankmanager ablenken.
At the World Bank Land Conference 2018’s edition, the Global Donor Working Group will hold a session about responsible land-based investment – with a slightly different focus. Under the theme Influencing the next tier of companies – promoting responsible land-based investment through investors or investment frameworks, the Group aims to advance the debate beyond the role and practices of large food and agriculture companies to better understand how global investors and national investment frameworks are selecting land-related businesses which they will support. This session will explore new ways donors and other actors can reach and influence the practices of companies investing in land at national level and discuss the opportunities and limits to influencing change via investment standards or national investment assessment processes. It will look at key incentives and constraints faced by investors in influencing the practices of investees and tools they use to assess and manage tenure risk. The panel will be composed by Samantha Lacey, from CDC Group (UK’s Development Finance Institution), Francine Picard, from IISD, who will talk about the role of DFIs in improving legal frameworks for agricultural investment in Africa, and Vivek Maru, from NAMATI, elaborating on the role of legal empowerment on making land investments responsible.
Resist the commercialisation of nature - Stop land grabbing! The international peasants’ movement La Via Campesina has been defending and expanding the practice and policies of food sovereignty around the world for 20 years. To launch another 20 years of struggle, we are calling for a massive mobilisation day on 17 April, the International Day of Peasants’ Struggles, to reclaim our food system which is being increasingly occupied by transnational capital. We invite everyone to organise activities, protests, art exhibitions, direct actions, discussions, film screenings, farmers markets etc., in your village, school, office, neighbourhood, organisation, community...Wherever you are, join this collective celebration on 17 April!
11-12 Oct 2012 - PARKROYAL - Yangon - Burma
Conference to assess developments and impacts of agribusiness expansion on human rights in Southeast Asia, and the existing and further efforts required from National Human Rights Institutions and Civil Society Organisations at the local, national, regional and international levels to ensure that rights are protected and international human rights law respected