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Lack of indigenous rights policies puts companies at risk

A new report finds that few companies engaged in extractive business activities in indigenous lands have policies that address indigenous rights concerns, SocialFunds.com reports. According to a report issued by Ethical Investment Research Services (EIRIS) and the Center for Australian Ethical Research (CAER), the quality of corporate reporting on indigenous rights issues is poor and fewer than 20% companies listed on the FTSE All World Developed Index have policies that require free prior informed consultation for indigenous peoples… read more

A new report finds that few companies engaged in extractive business activities in indigenous lands have policies that address indigenous rights concerns, SocialFunds.com reports. According to a report issued by Ethical Investment Research Services (EIRIS) and the Center for Australian Ethical Research (CAER), the quality of corporate reporting on indigenous rights issues is poor and fewer than 20% companies listed on the FTSE All World Developed Index have policies that require free prior informed consultation for indigenous peoples… read more