Background document on guidance to corporates on the practical application of the CFS Voluntary Guidelines on Land Tenure (VGGT) | Land Portal | Securing Land Rights Through Open Data

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January 2015
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78
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The objective of this document is to guide the corporates and investors understand how to respect peoples’ ’‘tenure rights to land, fisheries and forest”,and ensure that communities have access to remedies ‘acceptable to both parties’ when such rights are impinged or such potential is recognized. It is organised in 5 chapters that (1) provides objectives and the context within which this Guidance to Corporates on the VGGT is to be comprehended, (2) describes current practices in the areas recognized as responsibilities of Corporates under the VGGT, (3)provides an overview of the existing codes in these key areas of corporate responsibilities under the VGGT vis- à-vis their perceived limitations, (4) deals with potential tenure governance issues and areas for intervention by business enterprises and investors, and (5) discusses key questions to implement or improve corporate performance in different themes of corporate responsibility.

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The Interlaken Group is an informal network of individual leaders from influential companies, investors, CSOs, government and international organizations. The purpose of the Group is to expand and leverage private sector action to secure community land rights. Together they develop, adopt and disseminate new tools and advance new “pre-competitive” mechanisms to accelerate private sector learning on responsible land rights practices.

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The Interlaken Group is an informal network of individual leaders from influential companies, investors, CSOs, government and international organizations. The purpose of the Group is to expand and leverage private sector action to secure community land rights. Together they develop, adopt and disseminate new tools and advance new “pre-competitive” mechanisms to accelerate private sector learning on responsible land rights practices.

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