Resources for Service providers
This guide provides information for companies in the mining, oil and gas sector - and their consultants - on how to undertake a gender impact assessment to gain and maintain a “social licence to operate” with impacted communities and avoid conflict and costly shut-downs. It
• describes some important principles and approaches that should underpin a gender impact assessment,
• provides a framework for companies to identify, understand and respond to the gender impacts of an extractive industry project, and
• outlines some key concepts, definitions and case studies.
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. It is intended to be used alongside additional resources that focus on other critical aspects of investment design and implementation, such as guidance and best practices for understanding and mitigating environmental impacts. It is intended to be adaptable to different contexts and investment models.
This guide addresses the recording of tenure rights with the particular focus on creating a new system to record rights and recording rights in a system for the first time. It addresses the cases where the most appropriate approach is to create a new system to record those rights, and it provides practical advice on how rights can be recorded for the first time. This guide is accompanied by another guide that focuses on a different aspect of recording tenure rights: improving existing ways to record rights (Improving ways to record tenure rights).
This guide examines the role and responsibilities of private sector lawyers when advising their clients on agricultural investments. It discusses how lawyers can prevent and/or address and mitigate adverse human rights impacts on holders of legitimate tenure rights when advising on or conducting their due diligence and risk assessment processes on behalf of their clients. It provides a number of key recommendations, including on how to align legal advice with the VGGT and CFS-RAI.
This training manual is designed to give those responsible for undertaking environmental impact assessments the skills and knowledge to conduct environmental monitoring for large-scale commercial farming. It proposes a variety of tools such as exercises and proactive learning, as well as presents key elements of Environmental Monitoring.
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. It will provide them with guidance to better monitor compliance with the recently adopted Voluntary Guidelines, but also with other relevant instruments such as the Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems, and thereby address concerns among rural communities and civil society groups that investments in partner countries are sustainable, that the added value they generate is shared equitably between the farmers and enterprises involved, and local land and property rights are respected.
This guide is about making the recording or registration of tenure rights more relevant to people who hold those tenure rights, and particularly to people who are currently poorly served by systems to record or register tenure rights. It provides practical advice on ways to improve the recording of tenure rights, including by addressing barriers that prevent people from using recording systems
This Guide describes how human rights should be integrated into environmental, social and health impact assessments (ESHIAs). It provides an introduction to human rights and their relevance to the activities of the oil and gas industry, and briefly describes why it is important for the oil and gas industry to consider the impact that its projects and activities have on human rights.
This Guide aims to inform companies that hold land or purchase land directly from companies that hold land. It provides operational guidance for companies confronting “legacy land issues” and clarifies a company’s roles and responsibilities in dealing with legacy land issues in their existing holdings, while also providing direction on where to look for more detailed information and tools.
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.