Resources and Tools

Reputational and Integrity Due Diligence on Investors

CCSI has long advocated in its trainings and advisory work for governments to perform due diligence on prospective investors. However, little guidance exists for governments on how to decide what level of due diligence is necessary, how to perform basic checks, and when to engage with third parties. CCSI has teamed up with Kroll to help fill this information gap with this guidance document.

Modelling for Sustainable Development: New Decisions for a New Age

(International Institute for Sustainable Development , June 2019). This book outlines how next-generation models need to integrate social and environmental components in government and corporate decision-making. Traditionally, these models have focused on profits and taxes, but to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, they need to take a more holistic view. The book builds on… read more

3 Uses for

By Kaitlin Cordes
October 17, 2017

Kaitlin Cordes shares some of the ways she uses, a repository of investor-state contracts.

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Reflecting on’s First Two Years

By Kaitlin Cordes
October 3, 2017

Two years ago, CCSI announced, the world’s first global repository of publicly available investor-state contracts for land, agriculture, and forestry projects. In this blog post, Kaitlin Cordes reflects on the progress CCSI is made and further goals for the future.

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Workshop on Strengthening Technical Assistance for Resource-Rich African Countries

Date: September 21-22, 2015
Location: Pretoria, South Africa

The Yearbook on International Investment Law and Policy

by |March 18th, 2014

New York: Oxford University Press, 2009-present. The Yearbook monitors current developments in international investment law and policy, focusing (in Part One) on trends in foreign direct investment (FDI), international investment agreements, and investment disputes. Part Two, then, looks at central issues in the contemporary discussions on international investment law and policy. With contributions by leading… read more

Mining Contracts: How to Read and Understand Them

by |December 16th, 2013

(2013). In December 2013, a diverse group of 14 experts from Africa, Asia, North and South America, and Europe worked together for five days to produce a user-friendly guide in English and in French on “Mining Contracts: How to Read and Understand Them,” to help policy makers, civil society, citizens, and the media understand the… read more

Inward and Outward FDI Country Profiles, Second Edition 2013

by |November 26th, 2013

Edited by Karl P. Sauvant, Padma Mallampally, and Geraldine McAllister (New York: VCC, 2013). This second edition contains a series of 77 standardized country profiles dealing with the inward and outward foreign direct investment (FDI) performance of 40 economies. The profiles have been peer-reviewed by a global network of experts. The publication is intended to… read more

FDI Perspectives: Issues in International Investment, 2nd Edition

by |November 15th, 2012

Edited by Karl P. Sauvant and Jennifer Reimer (New York: VCC, 2012). This second edition provides an overview of important contemporary issues relating to foreign direct investment (FDI) and multinational enterprises for all those who are interested in this subject, but are not always in a position to follow diverse perspectives and what is being… read more

Sovereign Investment: Concerns and Policy Reactions

by |January 16th, 2012

Edited by Karl P. Sauvant, Lisa E. Sachs, and Wouter P.F. Schmit Jongbloed (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012). Sovereign Investment: Concerns and Policy Reactions provides the first major holistic examination and interdisciplinary analysis of sovereign wealth funds. These funds currently hold five trillion dollars’ worth of investments, almost twice the amount in all the… read more