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Submissions from 2016

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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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International Investment Agreements: Impacts on Climate Change Policies in India, China and Beyond, Lise Johnson and Brooke Güven

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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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Here's the Deal, Sam Szoke-Burke

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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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Measuring Land Rights for a Sustainable Future, Kaitlin Y. Cordes and Jeffrey D. Sachs

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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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The TPP’s Investment Chapter: Entrenching, Rather Than Reforming, a Flawed System, Lise Johnson and Lisa E. Sachs

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

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Natural Resource Contracts as a Tool for Managing the Mining Sector, David Kienzler, Perrine Toledano, Sophie Thomashausen, and Sam Szoke-Burke

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The Responsible Investor’s Guide to Climate Change, Jeffrey D. Sachs and Lisa E. Sachs

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Not So Fast, Jeffrey D. Sachs, Lisa E. Sachs, and Lise Johnson

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Why Fast Track Is a Dangerous Gift to Corporate Lobbies, Jeffrey D. Sachs, Lisa E. Sachs, and Lise Johnson

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Eyes Wide Shut On ISDS, Lisa E. Sachs and Lise Johnson

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TPP Would Let Foreign Investors Bypass the Canadian Public Interest, Lisa E. Sachs and Lise Johnson

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Wrong Direction on Climate, Trade and Development, Lisa E. Sachs and Lise Johnson

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Next Generation Treaty – India’s New Model BIT Makes it Clear that its Goal is to Accomplish More than Investor Protection, Lisa E. Sachs, Lise Johnson, and Sudhanshu Roy

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Resource Resilience: How to Break the Commodities Cycle, Lisa E. Sachs and Nicolas Maennling

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Shared-Use Mining Infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa, Sophie Thomashausen and Glen Ireland

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Global Value Chains and Resource Corridors: The Nexus is Regional Integration, Perrine Toledano

Submissions from 2014

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Managing the Public Trust: How to Make Natural Resource Funds Work for Citizens, Andrew Bauer, Perrine Toledano, and Malan Rietveld

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Meeting Summary of Colloquium on Policy, Law, Contracts, and Sustainable Development, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

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Outcome Report of Roundtable on Governing Natural Resources, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

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Outcome Report of Roundtable on Human Rights Impact Assessments (HRIAs) of Large-Scale Foreign Investments, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

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Why Good Governance of Land and Tenure Security Need to be Part of the Sustainable Development Goal Framework, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment and Sustainable Development Solutions Network

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Making Agricultural Investments Work for Land Users & Communities, Kaitlin Y. Cordes

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Trading Away Human Rights, Kaitlin Y. Cordes and Olivier De Schutter

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International Investment Agreements: Are Their Policy Aims Served By Their Broad Definitions of Covered “Investors” and “Investments”?, Lise Johnson

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Investment Treaties and Industrial Policy: Select Case Studies on State Liability for Efforts to Encourage, Shape and Regulate Economic Activities in Extractive Industries and Infrastructure, Lise Johnson

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The Impact of Investment Treaties on Governance of Private Investment in Infrastructure, Lise Johnson

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The Mauritius Convention on Transparency: Comments on the Rreaty and Its Role in Increasing Transparency of Investor-State Arbitration, Lise Johnson

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New UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules on Transparency: Application, Content and Next Steps, Lise Johnson and Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder

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State Control over Interpretation of Investment Treaties, Lise Johnson and Merim Razbaevea

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State Liability for Regulatory Change: How International Investment Rules are Overriding Domestic Law, Lise Johnson and Oleksandr Volkov

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

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Toward Win-Win Sustainable Development, Linda Moon

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Leveraging Mining Demand for Internet and Telecommunications Infrastructure for Broad Economic Development: Models, Opportunities and Challenges, Perrine Toledano and Clara Roorda

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Leveraging Mining Investments in Water Infrastructure for Broad Economic Development: Models, Opportunities and Challenges, Perrine Toledano and Clara Roorda

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A Framework to Approach Shared-Use of Mining Related Infrastructure, Perrine Toledano, Sophie Thomashausen, Nicolas Maennling, and Alpa Shah

Submissions from 2013

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Community Development Funds and Agreements in Guinea Under the New Mining Code, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

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Cameroon Pastoralists Fight for their Way of Life, Kaitlin Y. Cordes

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Memo to the Obama Administration on the Burma Responsible Investment Reporting Requirements, Kaitlin Y. Cordes and Lisa E. Sachs

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Mobil v. Canada – Ratcheting Down the Scope of Treaty Reservations, Lise Johnson

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New UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules on Transparency: Application, Content and Next Steps, Lise Johnson

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Investor-State Contracts, Host-State “Commitments” and the Myth of Stability in International Law, Lise Johnson and Oleksandr Volkov

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Ask the Experts: Mining, Lisa E. Sachs

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Great Debate: Mining in Latin America, Lisa E. Sachs

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On Solid Ground: Toward Effective Resource-Based Development, Lisa E. Sachs

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Shared-Use Infrastructure: A Prickly Partnership Takes Root, Perrine Toledano

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Leveraging Paraguay’s Hydropower for Sustainable Economic Development, Perrine Toledano and Nicolas Maennling

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Why the Extractive Industry Should Support Mandatory Transparency: A Shared Value Approach, Julien Topal and Perrine Toledano

Submissions from 2012

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Addressing Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Through Insurance for Overseas Investments: The Example of the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Lise Johnson

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Inching Towards Consensus: An Update on the UNCITRAL Transparency Negotiations, Lise Johnson

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The 2012 US Model BIT and What the Changes (or Lack Thereof) Suggest About Future Investment Treaties, Lise Johnson

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Intra-African Investment – A Pressing Issue, Lise Johnson and Shawn Pelsinger

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Can Timor-Leste Rely on its Endowments to Achieve the Strategic Development Plan Targets?, Nicolas Maennling

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Devil in the Bidding Detail, Lisa E. Sachs, Jacky Mandelbaum, and Perrine Toledano

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Openness in Extraction, Lisa E. Sachs and Shefa Siegel

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Leveraging Extractive Industry Infrastructure Investments for Broad Economic Development: Regulatory, Commercial and Operational Models for Railways and Ports, Perrine Toledano

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Leveraging the Mining Industry’s Energy Demand to Improve Host Countries’ Power Infrastructure, Perrine Toledano

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Paper on the Business Case for Transparency, Perrine Toledano

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Background Paper for Second Workshop on Contract Negotiation Support for Developing Host Countries, Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment and Humboldt-Viadrina School of Governance

Submissions from 2011

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Wider Role for Our Miners in Africa, Lisa E. Sachs, Joel Negin, and Glenn Denning

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Zambezi Valley Development Study, Lisa E. Sachs and Perrine Toledano

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Memo to the SEC on the Proposed Rule on Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers, Perrine Toledano

Submissions from 2010

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Investment Promotion Agencies and Sustainable FDI: Moving toward the Fourth Generation of Investment Promotion, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment and World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies

Submissions from 2009

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Bilateral Investment Treaties and FDI Flows, Lisa E. Sachs