What We Do
More than ever, the corporate thirst for profit is having devastating consequences for some of the world’s poorest communities and the natural resources they depend on. Harmful investments have exploded as the agribusiness, energy and extractives industries pursue new resources and markets, and large-scale infrastructure projects, such as highways, ports and pipelines are rapidly constructed to facilitate them. Every year, millions of people are forcibly driven from their homes, lands, and livelihoods to make way for these projects.
We support marginalized communities to challenge development and market-driven human rights abuses by making critical information accessible, developing local advocacy skills and helping people claim their rights in centers of political and economic power. We increase accountability of development and business actors through legal and evidence-based advocacy. We promote a human rights approach to development and provide guidance to business and development actors on its practical application.