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Saying No to Coal: IFC’s new Green Equity Approach Unveiled

(September 17, 2020) - The World Bank’s private lending arm has unveiled its new approach to greening equity investments in financial institutions, aimed at increasing climate-related lending and reducing exposure to coal related projects to zero by 2030.

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Realizing the right to an effective remedy: Joint Submission on the External Review of IFC/MIGA Accountability

(September 12, 2020) – Inclusive Development International submitted Joint Comments on Realizing the Right to Effective Remedy within the IFC/MIGA Accountability Framework today to the World Bank Group's Board of Directors.    The comments, which we prepared along with Accountability

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Indonesian communities file complaint against HeidelbergCement with German government

(September 9, 2020) – Community representatives in Indonesia today filed a complaint to the German government accusing HeidelbergCement, one of the world’s largest cement makers, with threatening their livelihoods and water resources and the local ecosystem. The complaint to the

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Thai Appeal Court decision on Mitr Pohl paves the way for Asia’s first transboundary class action on human rights abuses

(July 31, 2020) – Today, Cambodian plaintiffs representing more than 700 farming families won a landmark appeal allowing them to move forward with their class action against Asia’s largest sugar producer, Mitr Phol.

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Opinion: Why is IFC contributing to poverty in Guinea? | Devex

(July 28, 2020) – Investment in bauxite was promised to help lead to social and economic development in the poverty-stricken West African nation of Guinea. Communities in the path of the mine say it is deepening poverty and inequality.

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Two Years After Lao Dam Collapse: The Call for Justice Persists

(Bangkok, July 23, 2020) –  Two years ago today, at least 70 people died or disappeared and over 7000 were displaced when a dam collapsed in Laos. Inclusive Development International joins International Rivers and Mekong Watch in demanding justice

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