Resources for Lenders & investors
This document provides guidance to agribusiness companies and investors that face legacy land issues and seek to manage them to manage social impacts for project-affected communities. It outlines tools to address these issues and safeguard the rights of local communities, and to promote community development and business opportunities for mutual benefits.
This Guidebook for Business Enterprise includes instructions and tailorable tools for business professionals seeking to design and implement an agricultural investment in a socially responsible manner that recognises and protects community land rights. It provides support for implementing best practices related to understanding and respecting land rights in the context of an investment.
This note is for private sector project implementers and financers (development finance institutions, international development agencies, commercial lenders and equity investors) seeking to invest responsibly in new greenfield sites in low and middle- income countries. It aims to provide practical guidance on identifying and addressing community land conflicts to prevent them escalating into disputes between the project and local communities.
Tool that investors can use to assess whether a project is adhering to best practices, and if not, how to address deficiencies.
This Guidance Note provides guidance for investors and companies on the requirements contained in the IFC Performance Standards for issues linked to involuntary resettlement as part of project-related land acquisition. It offers guidance to minimise adverse impacts on displaced persons and host communities, and to improve the livelihoods of those affected by resettlement.
This guide aims to help all stakeholders and companies who have a link with investments that affect land and property rights apply due diligence in their operations.
This guide provides fund managers with a practical introduction to human rights issues that may be relevant to their investments. It aims to provide
• a clear understanding of what human rights risks and impacts are, why they are important and how they relate to traditional environmental and social (E&S) risks and impacts, and
• a practical approach to integrating human rights lens into existing E&S due diligence approaches, aligned with international standards.
This report provides guidance for development finance institutions and investors seeking to understand and manage environmental and social issues responsibly at different stages of the value chain. It provides
• information on ways investors can expand the scope of due diligence to further improve E&S risk management and drive value through supply chains,
• initial and practical information about the links between upstream and downstream actors in the value chain, including primary producers and project-affected communities, and
This guide is primarily intended for private equity and real asset investors seeking to improve the risk profile of their portfolios and maximise their returns by investing in companies that manage their supply chains effectively. It provides information on what to look for and on how to engage with companies on E&S risks in supply chains.
These principles provide guidance on ways to align business objectives with the safeguard of human rights. The principles aim to integrate the management of human rights risks into contract negotiations on investment projects between host State entities and foreign business investors, building on the UN’s Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.