9:30 am – 12:30 pm, Wednesday, May 18
More than ever, companies are recognizing that respecting land rights is an important aspect of making investments in developing countries, as a failure to do so can carry significant financial and reputational risks. Most of these companies have only just started to explore the issues, and they need practical guidance about how to effectively integrate land rights protections into their supply chains and business operations, and thereby make their investments more sustainable, less controversial and better able to generate shared prosperity and value in the longer term.
Join DFID’s LEGEND team and Landesa for an overview of key issues related to land rights in the agricultural investment context and a discussion of practical solutions companies can take to integrate land rights protections into their supply chains and business operation.
Topics will include:
- What does it mean to consider land rights as a business risk?
- What are the relevant provisions, guidance and standards?
- What practical tools are available to implement these provisions (e.g. contractual instruments, land rights risk assessment and planning tools, inclusive business models)
This Master Class is organized as part of the 5th GRI Global Conference, 18 – 20 May 2016 in Amsterdam.