Identify the most relevant guidance to respect and protect land rights in the context of investments

Identify the most relevant guidance to respect and protect land rights in the context of investments

The Responsible Land-Based Investment Navigator 

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About this navigator

Getting land rights issues right and mitigating land tenure risks are increasingly important concerns for responsible businesses investing or working in the agricultural, extractive and infrastructure sectors. A wide range of tools and materials now provides businesses with guidance on how to address land rights issues in their investments, often operationalising the standards established by international financial institutions and global soft-law instruments and actionable recommendations that have emerged from the field. 

But the large number of these tools, and sometimes their limited accessibility to a non-specialist audience, make it more difficult for businesses to apply state-of-the-art guidance that is most relevant to them. As a result, mitigating tenure and other ESG risks and longer-term sustainability of investments, can suffer, as insights from practical experience on-the-ground and international policy and stakeholder debate risk being lost. 

The Responsible Land-Based Investment Navigator aims to help private sector stakeholders identify and access the practical tools and guides that are most relevant to their work. It offers a wide selection of resources on a variety of topics for operating companies, lenders and investors, buyers, service providers and legal advisors.

Tools and guides can be accessed based on the topics they cover and/or their main target audience. You can browse through topics and audience categories selecting the tabs in the top header. You can also use the search bar above with key words. The Navigator also offers a selection of additional resources, including general principles such as UN documents; reports and case studies providing insights into experiences with addressing land rights issues; and links to external platforms that offer complementary services to the Navigator.