sharing in governance of extractive industries

Lisa Sachs
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Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment
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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.
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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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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 “…


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…


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…


Mapping the SDGs for the Mining Sector

Posted on June 11, 2015 at 5:11 0 Comments

In September 2015, the 193 UN member states will agree on a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the period 2015-2030. The SDGs represent the post-2015 global agenda for equitable, socially inclusive, and environmentally sustainable economic development, and cover all aspects of society – poverty, hunger, health, education, gender equality, water, energy, employment, infrastructure, inequality, cities, consumption habits, climate change, oceans, terrestrial ecosystems, peace,…


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