New Belgium Brewing employees: stand for human rights and vote no to Kirin

(December 10, 2019) – In November, New Belgium Brewing announced their sale to Kirin’s fully-owned subsidiary, Lion Little World Beverages, subject to an employee vote. Inclusive Development International (IDI) joined the Karen Organization of America and Karen Community of North Carolina in expressing deep concern that if the sale was approved, New Belgium would be joining a company that includes a subsidiary jointly owned by a Burmese military conglomerate.

Indonesia: Investigate Suspicious Death of Environmental Human Rights Defender


(October 31, 2019) – In solidarity with Indonesian colleagues, Inclusive Development International joins civil society groups around the world in calling on the Indonesian government to launch a thorough and transparent investigation into the suspicious death of environmental human rights defender, Golfrid Siregar.  We call on the Indonesian government to urgently protect its human rights defenders.

Five leading advocacy organizations withdraw planned hydropower session at World Bank Annual Meetings after the Bank refuses to participate

JOINT STATEMENT Every year at its Annual General Meetings, the World Bank hosts a “Civil Society Policy Forum” (CSPF) in order for the Bank to learn from and dialogue with civil society organizations. This year our organizations — the Center for International Environmental Law, Bank Information Center, International Rivers, Inclusive Development International and Green Alternative- […]

No More Greenwashing: Principles Must Have Consequences

Inclusive Development International joins 21 civil society organizations in calling on signatories to the new Principles for Responsible Banking (PRB) to commit to immediately end all financing for fossil fuel expansion and activities driving deforestation and human rights abuses. The joint statement calls for a 1.5°C compatible phase-out of financing for the fossil fuel industry […]

TIAA tied to deforestation and displacement of farmers, environmentalists claim in new report

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(Washington, DC) – According to a report released today by leading environmental and social justice advocates, the investment management firm TIAA is leading a trend of speculating in land markets, which drives up farmland prices and displaces family farmers. TIAA also has significant holdings in Southeast Asian palm oil companies known for ravaging tropical forests, […]