Read the latest news and blogs on land rights issues and investment


Read the latest news and blogs on land rights issues and investment

News and Blogs


Congo: Govt reaches deal with the private sector to develop state land reserves

  Isaac K. Kassouwi

The Congolese government approved on September 20 the bill approving the partnership agreement with Total Nature Based Solutions (TNBS), Congo First Company (CFC), and Forest Neutral Congo (FNC) fo


Nearly half of investors in Africa have experienced disputes with local communities – new research


Almost half (46%) of investors surveyed in sub-Saharan Africa have experienced disputes with local communities over land, new research from the ODI and TMP Systems has found.


How do we channel the ESG investment boom towards low-income countries?

  Dr. Joseph Feyertag

Private financial flows that are tracked against certain Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria reached record highs in 2020.


Job Opportunity: Legal or Policy Researcher


This position will collaborate with the Director and Research Staff of the Law School's Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment to execute the Center’s applied research agenda on the laws, p


5 reasons why tropical forest protection should be central to corporate climate strategies

  Eron Bloomgarden

The climate crisis cannot be solved without ending tropical deforestation, which increased by 12% between 2019 and 2020.


Global demand for manganese puts Kayapó Indigenous land under pressure

  by Naira Hofmeister, Pedro Papini on 14 July 2021 | Translated by Claudia Horn

InfoAmazonia’s Amazônia Minada project has found an unusual rise in demand to mine for manganese last year in Brazil, one of the world’s top producers of the metal.


Investing in Formal Land Rights for Commodity Smallholder Farmers: Lessons from land tenure public-private partnerships

  Ana Garcia Moran

The Côte d’Ivoire Land Partnership (CLAP) brings public and private sectors together to work for affordable land documentation for smallholder farmers at scale.


Critical Insights on the Land Governance Orthodoxy

  Dr. Laura German

This panel took a critical look at the land governance orthodoxy that has consolidated on the heels of the financial crisis and outcry over "global land grabs" at the end of the 2000s.


Development Impact of Land-Based Investment in Times of Crisis: Learning and exchange by the LANDac Professional Learning Network

  Miss Teddy Kisembo

The session addressed the impacts of land-based investments on poor and vulnerable people in the Global South.


Behind the Brands 8 Years Later: An assessment of food and beverage companies’ delivery of land rights commitments

  Chloe Christman

From 2013 to 2016, Oxfam's Behind the Brands campaign called on the 10 biggest food and beverage companies to adopt stronger land rights commitments.