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Executive Training on Sustainable Investments in Agriculture: Applications Now Open!

The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment’s annual training session will be held at Columbia University in New York City in June 2019. Applications are now open, and will be assessed on a rolling basis.

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Rethinking International Investment Governance: Principles for the 21st Century

An event from the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment will explore how investment governance can support sustainable development.

New Guides Help Communities Avoid Exploitative Contracts

Earth Institute researchers have helped to develop two guides that inform communities on how to protect their lands and rights against abusive investors.

Here’s How Cameroon Can Achieve Land Contract Transparency

A new law promises to remove the shroud of secrecy that has hovered over contracts and concessions the government has signed with natural resource investors.

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment Seeks Interns for Summer 2018

The deadline for applications is March 31.

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Transparency and Community Empowerment around Land Investments in Cameroon

Samuel Nguiffo, founder of Cameroon’s Centre for Environment and Development, explains how he uses OpenLandContracts.org, a unique tool created by the Columbia Center for Sustainable Investment.

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Justine Sylvester on Land Contract Transparency and OpenLandContracts.org

The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment speaks with Justine Sylvester of Village Focus International about land contract transparency in Laos and OpenLandContracts.org, a repository of publicly available investor-state contracts for large-scale land-based investments.

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NYC is Selling Off Its Fossil Fuel Investments—Here’s Why That Matters

The City of New York joins a chorus of public and private entities refusing to support companies that contribute to climate change.

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Experts Examine Costs and Benefits of Investment Incentives

Each year, the U.S. spends more than $50 billion trying to attract business headquarters and keep factories open. How much do taxpayers actually benefit from that?

Spring 2018 Internship Opportunities at the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

A variety of positions are available, and applications will be accepted until January 15.