ZURICH, September 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --An in-depth look at the negative impact of industrial activity on indigenous communities
RepRisk, the leading provider of business intelligence on environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks, has released its latest Special Report on Indigenous Communities and the environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues that are impacting these communities around the world.
Over the past several decades, the rights of indigenous people have increasingly been neglected as industries, such as mining, hydropower, alternative energy, and agriculture, acquire new land and resources for their operations. From Asia to America, indigenous people have been forcibly displaced, disrupting not just their way of life but also their livelihoods.
RepRisk's latest report takes an in-depth look at six countries where indigenous communities have been negatively impacted due to industrial activity. The report also includes case studies that are based on information from the RepRisk database, which screens, identifies, analyzes, and quantifies ESG risks.
In particular, the case studies analyze the effects of hydropower in Brazil, tar sands in Canada, forestry in the Democratic Republic of Congo, mining in Guatemala, palm oil in Indonesia, and transgenic crop production in Paraguay.
To read the full report click here: RepRisk Special Report on Indigenous Communities
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