Resources for Environmental & Social Impact Assessment
This note is part of the RAI Knowledge into Action Notes series and provides guidance on the conduct of environmental and social impact assessments (ESIAs) and the implementation of associated environmental and social management plans (ESMPs).
This note is part of the RAI Knowledge into Action Notes series and provides guidance on how to ensure that the impact of agricultural investments on water resources is effectively measured, monitored, and regulated
This note is part of the RAI Knowledge into Action Notes series and provides guidance for investors and companies on how to monitor the performance and impact of agricultural investments, and on which aspects to observe.
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.
Tool that investors can use to assess whether a project is adhering to best practices, and if not, how to address deficiencies.
The ICMM has developed 20 tools to support mining and metals companies in promoting sustainable community development. These tools will also be useful to companies involved in other sectors. They offer practical guidance for every stage of the mining process from exploration, construction and operations, to decommissioning, closure and ultimately, the post-closure environment.These tools are accompanied by easy-to-use, step-by-step route maps, to help:
• Foster constructive working relationships between communities, companies and governments
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 interactive guide discusses the environmental and social risks and impacts associated with a number of agricultural commodities, which are among the most prominent drivers of deforestation, greenhouse gas emissions and water depletion and pollution.It clarifies actions investors and companies should take to reduce agricultural supply chain risks and exposure. It also contains additional resources, such as downloadeable guides.
This guide and its practical tools help companies:
• Recognise and respect that Indigenous Peoples have distinct rights and interests
• Understand that through law and/or custom, Indigenous People often have a special relationship to the land, territories and resources
• Utilise forms of engagements that are sensitive to cultural characteristics eg governance structures, interaction and decision making