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Submissions from 2020

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Comment on US Trade and Investment Agreements Submitted to USTR, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

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Incorporating Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) into Investment Approval Processes, Kelly Dudine and Sam Szoke-Burke

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Investment Promotion and Facilitation for Sustainable Development, Brooke Guven

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Preparing Legal Frameworks for Environmental Disasters: Practical Considerations for Host States, Brooke Guven, Perrine Toledano, and Lise Johnson

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Best Practices in Data Driven Development Planning in Mining Regions, Nicolas Maennling and Josefina Correa

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A Review of Sierra Leone’s Mines and Minerals Act, Tehtena Mebratu-Tsegaye, Perrine Toledano, and Sophie Thomashausen

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Submission to Bonsucro re Production Standard v5 (2019-21), Nami Patel and Sam Szoke-Burke

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Making Coffee Sustainable, Jeffrey D. Sachs and Kaitlin Y. Cordes

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Executive Summary on Ensuring Economic Viability and Sustainability of Coffee Production, Jeffrey D. Sachs, Kaitlin Y. Cordes, James Rising, Perrine Toledano, and Nicolas Maennling

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Environmental Injustice: How Treaties Undermine Human Rights Related to the Environment, Lisa E. Sachs, Lise Johnson, and Ella Merrill

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Mechanisms for Consultation and Free, Prior and Informed Consent in the Negotiation of Investment Contracts, Sam Szoke-Burke and Kaitlin Y. Cordes

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Don’t Throw Caution to the Wind: In the Green Energy Transition, Not All Critical Minerals Will Be Goldmines, Perrine Toledano, Martin Dietrich Brauch, Solina Kennedy, and Howard Mann

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Equipping the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation for the Low-Carbon Transition How Are Other National Oil Companies Adapting?, Perrine Toledano, Martin Dietrich Brauch, Tehtena Mebratu-Tsegaye, and Francisco Javier Pardinas Favela

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Electric Utility Alignment with the SDGs & the Paris Climate Agreement, Perrine Toledano, Aniket Shah, Nicolas Maennling, and Ryan J. Lasnick

Submissions from 2019

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A Model for “Smart” Mineral Enterprise Development for Spurring Investment in Climate Change Mitigation Technology, Saleem Ali, Robert K. Perrons, Perrine Toledano, and Nicolas Maennling

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Fixing the Business of Food: The Food Industry and the SDG Challenge, Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition, Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, and Sanda Chiara Lab

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Human Rights Law and the Investment Treaty Regime, Jesse Coleman, Kaitlin Y. Cordes, and Lise Johnson

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Briefing for Civil Society Organizations – Understanding Commercial Eucalyptus Plantations: How Do They Work and What Are Their Environmental Impacts?, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

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CCSI Submits Written Views to US Department of State Regarding UNCITRAL’s Working Group III, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

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Legal Frameworks & Foreign Investment: A Primer on Governments’ Obligations, Kaitlin Y. Cordes, Lise Johnson, Sam Szoke-Burke, and Rumbidzaii Mawen

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The Policy Implications of Third-Party Funding in Investor-State Dispute Settlement, Brooke Guven and Lise Johnson

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Securing Adequate Legal Defense in Proceedings under International Investment Agreements: A Scoping Study, Lise Johnson and Brooke Guven

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Inconsistency's Many Forms in Investor-State Dispute Settlement and Implications for Reform, Lise Johnson and Lisa E. Sachs

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Investment Treaties, Investor-State Dispute Settlement, and Inequality: How International Investment Treaties Exacerbate Domestic Disparities, Lise Johnson and Lisa E. Sachs

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Aligning Investment Treaties with Sustainable Development, Lise Johnson, Lisa E. Sachs, and Nathan Lobel

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Outcome Report on the Climate Crisis, Global Land Use and Human Rights Conference, Mateusz Kasprowicz, Sam Szoke-Burke, and Kaitlin Y. Cordes

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Reputational and Integrity Due Diligence on Investors, Kroll and Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

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Linkages to the Mining Sector in Colombia, Nicolas Maennling and Perrine Toledano

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Agricultural Investments: A Primer for Host Government Lawyers and Local Lawyers in Private Practice, Tehtena Mebratu-Tsegaye

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Ensuring Economic Viability and Sustainability of Coffee Production, Jeffrey D. Sachs, Kaitlin Y. Cordes, James Rising, Perrine Toledano, and Nicolas Maennling

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Investment Treaties, Investor-State Dispute Settlement and Inequality, Lisa E. Sachs and Lise Johnson

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Environmental Injustice: How Treaties Undermine the Right to a Healthy Environment, Lisa E. Sachs, Lise Johnson, and Ella Merrill

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How International Oil Companies Could Assist Greece to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals: A Conversation Starter, Alexandra Sdoukou, Andreas Tornaritis, and Perrine Toledano

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African Mining and the SDGs: From Vision to Reality, Kathryn Sturman, Perrine Toledano, Charles F.A. Akayuli, and Mzamose Gondwe

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Innovative Financing Solutions for Community Support in the Context of Land Investments, Sam Szoke-Burke

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Bridging the Information Gap: How Access to Land Contracts Can Serve Community Rights, Lara Wallis and Sam Szoke-Burke

Submissions from 2018

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Resourcing Green Technologies Through Smart Mineral Enterprise Development: A Case Analysis of Cobalt, Saleem Ali, Perrine Toledano, Nicolas Maennling, Nathaniel Hoffman, and Lola Aganga

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Implementing the Ahafo Benefit Agreements: Seeking Meaningful Community Participation at Newmont’s Ahafo Gold Mine in Ghana, Benjamin Boakye, Maggie M. Cascadden, Jordan Kuschminder, Sam Szoke-Burke, and Eric Werker

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Agricultural Investments under International Investment Law, Jesse Coleman, Sarah Brewin, and Thierry Berger

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Investments and Human Rights in the Agricultural Sector, Kaitlin Y. Cordes

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Tying the Knot: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Understanding the Human Right to Adequate Nutrition, Jessica Fanzo, Kaitlin Y. Cordes, Elizabeth F. Fox, and Anna Bulman

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Costs and Benefits of Investment Treaties: Practical Considerations for States, Lise Johnson, Jesse Coleman, Brooke Guven, and Lisa E. Sachs

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Community-Investor Negotiation Guide 1: Preparing in Advance for Potential Investors, Rachael Knight, Kaitlin Y. Cordes, Sam Szoke-Burke, Tehtena Mebratu-Tsegaye, and Marena Brinkhurst

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The Renewable Power of the Mine, Nicolas Maennling and Perrine Toledano

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Framing the Global Pact for the Environment: Why It’s Needed, What It Does, and How It Does It, Teresa Parejo Navajas and Nathan Lobel

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Tax Expenditure and the Treatment of Tax Incentives for Investment, Agustin Redonda, Santiago Diaz de Sarralde, Mark Hallerberg, Lise Johnson, Ariel Melamud, Ricardo Rozemberg, Jakob Schwab, and Christian von Haldenwang

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Governing Land Investments: Do Governments Have Legal Support Gaps?, Sam Szoke-Burke and Kaitlin Y. Cordes

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Governing Land Investments: Do Governments Have Legal Support Gaps?, Sam Szoke-Burke and Kaitlin Y. Cordes

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Community-Investor Negotiation Guide 2: Negotiating Contracts with Investors, Sam Szoke-Burke, Rachael Knight, Kaitlin Y. Cordes, Tehtena Mebratu-Tsegaye, and Marena Brinkhurst

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Implementing Shared-Use of Mining Infrastructure to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, Perrine Toledano and Nicolas Maennling

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How International Oil Companies Could Assist the Republic of Cyprus to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals: A Conversation Starter, Andreas Tornaritis and Perrine Toledano

Submissions from 2017

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Articulating a Rights-Based Argument for Land Contract Disclosure, Jesse Coleman and Kaitlin Y. Cordes

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India’s Revised Model BIT: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back?, Jesse Coleman and Kanika Gupta

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CCSI Submission to UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty Re: United States Country Visit, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

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Comment on US Trade and Investment Agreements Submitted to USTR, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

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Comments on the World Bank’s Draft Guidance Note for Borrowers ESS5: Land Acquisition, Restrictions on Land Use and Involuntary Resettlement, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

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Public Consultation on a Multilateral Reform of Investment Dispute Settlement, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

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Submission Regarding Amendments to the ICSID Arbitration Rules, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

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The Role of IPAs in Advancing Sustainable Development, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment and World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies

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At the Intersection of Land Grievances and Legal Liability: The Need to Reconsider Contract Rights and Expectations at the Supranational Level, Kaitlin Y. Cordes, Lise Johnson, and Sam Szoke-Burke

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Guide to Land Contracts: Forestry Projects, International Senior Lawyers Project, Kaitlin Y. Cordes, and Sam Szoke-Burke

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Green Foreign Direct Investment in Developing Countries, Lise Johnson

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The Settlement of Investment Disputes: A Discussion of Democratic Accountability and the Public Interest, Lise Johnson and Brooke Guven

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International Gas Outlook and Implications for Developing Tanzania’s Gas Projects, Nicolas Maennling, Perrine Toledano, and Thomas Mitro

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How Oil and Gas Companies Can Help Meet the Global Goals on Energy and Climate Change, Lisa E. Sachs, Nicolas Maennling, and Perrine Toledano

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Mechanisms for Consultation and Free, Prior and Informed Consent in the Negotiation of Investment Contracts, Sam Szoke-Burke and Kaitlin Y. Cordes

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Designing a Legal Regime to Capture Capital Gains Tax on Indirect Transfers of Mineral and Petroleum Rights: A Practical Guide, Perrine Toledano, John Bush, and Jacky Mandelbaum

Submissions from 2016

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A Policy Framework to Approach the Use of Associated Petroleum Gas, Shay Banerjee and Perrine Toledano

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Linkages to the Resource Sector: The Role of Companies, Governments, and International Development Cooperation, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

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Recommending Transparency in Land-Based Investment: A Summary of Relevant Guidelines and Principles, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

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Transparency in Land-Based Investment: Key Questions and Next Steps, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

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Mapping Mining to the Sustainable Development Goals: An Atlas, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, Sustainable Development Solutions Network, United Nations Development Programme, and World Economic Forum

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Submission to OPIC on Revisions to its Environmental and Social Policy Statement, Kaitlin Y. Cordes

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Submission to the SEC on Addressing Land Tenure Risks Through Regulation S-K, Kaitlin Y. Cordes

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Corporate Agricultural Investment and the Right to Food: Addressing Disparate Protections and Promoting Rights-Consistent Outcomes, Kaitlin Y. Cordes and Anna Bulman

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Land Deal Dilemmas: Grievances, Human Rights, and Investor Protections, Kaitlin Y. Cordes, Lise Johnson, and Sam Szoke-Burke

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Land Deals and the Law: Grievances, Human Rights, and Investor Protections, Kaitlin Y. Cordes, Lise Johnson, and Sam Szoke-Burke

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Employment from Mining and Agricultural Investments: How Much Myth, How Much Reality?, Kaitlin Y. Cordes, Olle Östensson, and Perrine Toledano

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Mining a Mirage: Reassessing the Shared-Value Paradigm in Light of the Technological Advances in the Mining Sector, Aaron Cosbey, Howard Mann, Nicolas Maennling, Perrine Toledano, Jeff Geipel, and Martin Dietrich Brauch

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Guide to Land Contracts: Agricultural Projects, International Senior Lawyers Project, Kaitlin Y. Cordes, and Sam Szoke-Burke

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Space for Local Content Policies and Strategies, Lise Johnson

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International Investment Law and the Extractive Industries Sector, Lise Johnson and Jesse Coleman

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Beyond Trade Deals: Charting a Post-Brexit Course for UK Investment Treaties, Lise Johnson and Lorenzo Cotula

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The Outsized Costs of Investor–State Dispute Settlement, Lise Johnson and Lisa E. Sachs

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The Real Danger in TPP, Lise Johnson, Lisa E. Sachs, and Jeffrey D. Sachs

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Emerging Practices in Community Development Agreements, Jennifer Loutit, Jacqueline Mandelbaum, and Sam Szoke-Burke

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Emerging Practices in Community Development Agreements, Jennifer Loutit, Jacqueline Mandelbaum, and Sam Szoke-Burke

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Periodic Review in Natural Resource Contracts, Jacky Mandelbaum, Salli Anne Swartz, and John Hauert

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A Silver Lining? Impact of Commodity Price Fall on Good Governance in Sierra Leone, Herbert M'cleod, Nicolas Maennling, and Lisa E. Sachs

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TransCanada Lawsuit Highlights Need to Scuttle TPP, Jeffrey D. Sachs, Brooke Güven, and Lisa E. Sachs

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Sustainable Development Goals: How Can the Mining Sector Contribute?, Lisa E. Sachs

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ResourceContracts.org – A Searchable Repository for Publicly Available Mining and Petroleum Contracts, Sophie Thomashausen

Submissions from 2015

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Uncloaking the Secrecy Behind Large-Scale Land Deals, Jesse Coleman

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Comments on the World Bank’s Revised Draft Environmental and Social Framework, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

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Exploring the Link Between Food Security and Climate Change, Kaitlin Y. Cordes

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Memo to the Obama Administration on the U.S. National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct, Kaitlin Y. Cordes and Lisa E. Sachs

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Memo to Prime Minister Cameron on the Revision of the U.K. National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights, Kaitlin Y. Cordes and Sam Szoke-Burke

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New Weaknesses: Despite a Major Win, Arbitration Decisions in 2014 Increase the US’s Future Exposure to Litigation and Liability, Lise Johnson

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Ripe for Refinement: The State’s Role in Interpretation of FET, MFN, and Shareholder Rights, Lise Johnson

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Investor-State Dispute Settlement, Public Interest and U.S. Domestic Law, Lise Johnson, Lisa E. Sachs, and Jeffrey D. Sachs