Colloquiums on Policy, Law, Contracts and Sustainable Investments

CCSI has partnered with the Institute for Human Rights and Business to co-convene two colloquiums on Policy, Law, Contracts, and Sustainable Investments. Both events, which were held in New York and in London, focused on mapping out efforts to embed sustainability and human rights in extractives and large-scale agricultural/land deals, with a particular focus on what is being negotiated and included in contracts. The colloquiums provided opportunities for participants to share information, to assess the current gaps in efforts to embed sustainability and human rights in extractives/agricultural/other land deals, and to brainstorm on what needs remain unfulfilled. The outcome document from the first colloquium provides a summary of the discussion, while its annex includes information on participants’ relevant programs, initiatives, and tools.