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CCSI

The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI), a joint center of Columbia Law School and the Earth Institute at Columbia University, is the only university-based applied research center and forum dedicated to the study, practice and discussion of sustainable international investment.

MISSION

Our mission is to develop practical approaches for governments, investors, communities and other stakeholders to maximize the benefits of international investment for sustainable development.

 

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Manuels et directives
juillet 2020
Afrique
Amérique latine et Caraïbes
Asie

Investment approval processes are the gateway through which governments set the agenda for their country’s investment environment. Yet too often these processes fail to incorporate meaningful requirements regarding participation in decision-making by Indigenous and other affected communities, increasing the risk of under-performing and conflict-ridden investments.

The role of indigenous communities in reducing climate change through sustainable land use practices
Rapports et recherches
septembre 2019
Afrique
Kenya
Amérique latine et Caraïbes
États-Unis d'Amérique
Asie
Global

The climate crisis demands urgent action, yet we live in a politically polarized and paralyzed world. As governments and other actors struggle over climate change, our environment is irreversibly changing.

Manuels et directives
septembre 2018
Global

Deciding whether or not to allow an investor to use community lands and natural resources is one of the most important decisions a community can make.

Manuels et directives
septembre 2018
Global

Deciding whether or not to allow an investor to use community lands and natural resources is one of the most important decisions a community can make.

Rapports et recherches
juillet 2018
Ghana

In 2008, ten communities in the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana entered into agreements with Newmont Ghana to govern company-community relations, ensure local job creation, and share the benefits of the company’s mining operations. Ten years later, this report, co-authored by Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI), African Center for Energy Policy (ACEP), CCSI, and ISP,

Documents de politique et mémoires
mars 2018
Soudan
Éthiopie
Soudan du Sud
Ouganda
Zimbabwe
Tchad
République démocratique du Congo
Ghana
Libéria
Mali
Sierra Leone
Indonésie
Laos

In the wave of efforts to encourage and support more “responsible” land investments, one aspect has been largely overlooked: are governments equipped with the legal and technical support needed to effectively negotiate and conclude investment contracts that lead to responsible outcomes?

Rapports et recherches
mars 2018
Soudan
Éthiopie
Soudan du Sud
Ouganda
Zimbabwe
Tchad
République démocratique du Congo
Ghana
Libéria
Mali
Sierra Leone
Indonésie
Laos

In the wave of efforts to encourage and support more “responsible” land investments, one aspect has been largely overlooked: are governments equipped with the legal and technical support needed to effectively negotiate and conclude investment contracts that lead to responsible outcomes?

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