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Equator Principles (EPIII) and IFC Performance Standards Training Courses
Following successful courses delivered in London (hosted by Parsons Brinkerhoff on 21 Sept) and Toronto (hosted by TD Bank on 29 Oct),
Gold Reserve ICSID Arbitration Update
Supporting Claimant at International Arbitration Hearing at ICSID
European Bank Outreach to US-based Consultants in Chicago & Washington
IFC Performance Standards Revisions Entering Final Lap
In its recent
Convergence of GRI and IFC Performance Standards?
As noted earlier,
IFC Performance Standards:Lessons Learned
Review of 3 years of IFC Performance Standards
Prompted by client questions, I revisited IFC’s Report on the First Three Years of Application of IFC’s Policy and Performance Standards on Social and Environmental Sustainability and Policy on Disclosure of Information. IFC’s client surveys shows that 21 percent said the cost of PS implementation might negatively influence future decisions to work with IFC. Read More
“Avatar” – Case Study in Involuntary Resettlement Planning?
An extractive company (mining ‘unobtainium’), a botched resettlement program and heavy-handed interventions by security forces provide the backdrop in the SciFi movie “Avatar” played out on the fictional planet of Pandora. What lessons can this movie provide about IFC Performance Standards relating to Land Acquisition & Involuntary Resettlement for extractive projects here on Earth? Read More