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Country Insights digest - May 2021
Customary tenure meets responsible agricultural investments
Country Insights digest - No. 1 / May 2021
Responsible Land-Based Investments: Interview with Nathaniah Jacobs
As part of the launch of the Responsible Land-Based Investment Navigator 2.0, the Land Portal spoke with Nathaniah Jacobs, Senior Researcher at the International Institute for Environment and Devel
Responsible Land-Based Investments: Interview with Amaelle Seigneret
Press Release: Responsible Land-Based Investment Navigator (RLBI) 2.0
Responsible Land-Based Investment Navigator (RLBI) 2.0 Provides Expanded Access to Resources and Information on Land Investments
Pension and endowment funds linked to conflict-plagued oil palm in DRC
A new report from the Oakland Institute, a policy think tank, reveals that several well-known pension funds, trusts and endowments are invested in a group of oil palm plantations in the Democratic
Can palm oil truly be sustainable? Malaysia offers a certification model we’ve been waiting for
A new UN report entitled, "Making Peace With Nature”, finds that nearly 90 percent of all known species are threatened by climate change.
Oil company exploring in sensitive elephant habitat accused of ignoring community concerns
Namibians allege ReconAfrica disposed of wastewater unsafely, without permits, and ignored concerns about potential impact of oil drilling on water and wildlife.
81 Indigenous leaders, environmental defenders slam BlackRock in open letter
A letter signed by Indigenous leaders and environmental defenders from the Amazon, West Africa, Southeast Asia and elsewhere blasts BlackRock for failing to hold companies in its investment portfol
Weighing up the risks of a 2021 ‘land rush' in Africa
A 2021 African land rush seems unlikely, but issues persist
Explainer: What does it mean to invest ‘ethically’ or with ‘impact’?
Demand for funds which cherry pick investments with strong environmental, social or governance (ESG) credentials has surged in recent years.