EIRIS (Experts In Responsibile Investment Solutions) and Survival International are supporting a UN Principles for Responsible Investment programme to facilitate engagement between investors and companies to promote and respect the rights of the world’s 370 million indigenous people. The initiative draws on EIRIS research into challenges and opportunities faced by companies operating where the rights of indigenous peoples are threatened. EIRIS’s report, Indigenous rights: risks and opportunities, highlights indigenous rights as a key issue for companies and investors and covers high-risk sectors mining, oil and gas, agricultural produce and forestry paper.
See http://www.eiris.org/files/research%20publications/indigenousrightsjun09.pdf