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Lisa Sachs
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Edith Garneau commented on Lisa Sachs's blog post 'The Politics of Extractive Industries'
"Hi Michel, I would love to read on that. Let me know if there is a paper I can get. Merci."
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Michel Jebrak commented on Lisa Sachs's blog post 'The Politics of Extractive Industries'
"I have developped a course on geopolitical aspect of the mining industry, based on classic geopolitical interpretations of Mckinder and Mahan: its explain the division between mining and seapower (mines on the coast, open market...) on one side and…"
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The Politics of Extractive Industries

The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) has launched an Executive Session on the Politics of Extractive Industries. Building off of a traditional "Executive Session" model, this Executive Session is a policy innovation lab led by leading academics and practitioners from across the world. The expert group is grappling with the ways in which power, interests, incentives, and characteristics of political systems shape how extractive industry projects are developed, the impacts of…See More
Dec 1

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Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment
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Academia
Website
http://www.ccsi.columbia.edu
Job Title
Director
About My Work
The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) is a leading forum on issues related to foreign direct investment, paying special attention to the impact of such investment on sustainable development. Its objectives are to analyze important topical policy-oriented issues related to FDI, develop and disseminate practical approaches and solutions, and provide students with a challenging learning environment.
Areas of interest
gold, diamonds, oil and natural gas, csr, governance and anti-corruption, investing, geology, environment, social accountability, human rights, contract and licensing, monitoring revenue collection, redistribution and sustainable development

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The Politics of Extractive Industries

Posted on December 1, 2017 at 23:23 2 Comments

The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) has launched an Executive Session on the Politics of Extractive Industries. Building off of a traditional "Executive Session" model, this Executive Session is a policy innovation lab led by leading academics and practitioners from across the world. The expert group is grappling with the ways in which power, interests, incentives, and characteristics of political systems shape how extractive industry…

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A Right to Fossil Fuels? Pressure Mounts for Developing Countries to Leave Fossil Fuels in the Ground

Posted on September 21, 2016 at 4:51 0 Comments

On Nov. 2-3, the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) will host the 11th annual Columbia International Investment Conference, entitled “…

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Bear Creek amicus brief sought holistic legal interpretation

Posted on August 29, 2016 at 16:27 0 Comments

 Are a country’s obligations under international human rights law relevant in interpreting its potential liability in a lawsuit brought by a mining company under an investment treaty? Does a company’s responsibility to respect human rights come into play when assessing which of its 'expectations’ should be protected in an investment dispute? These questions are particularly important in the context of investment disputes that stand to affect the rights of third parties, as most disputes…

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Our Online Extractives Governance Course: What We’ve Learned, What We’ve Changed and Why You Should Register

Posted on August 10, 2016 at 15:11 0 Comments

Megan Cassidy, Matteo Pellegrini and Lisa Sachs

 

Earlier this year, the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, the Natural Resource Governance Institute, and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), with support from the World Bank, launched a free online course that allows anyone, anywhere to learn about how natural resources can be a catalyst, rather than an obstacle, to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. We gathered some of the…

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