Indigenous communities and how ESG issues are impacting them around the world

Irresponsible business practices can have a disproportionate impact on indigenous communities, many of which continue to suffer from political and economic marginalization. This report highlights some of the environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks businesses face in their encounters with indigenous communities. This report looks at six countries where indigenous communities have suffered due to industrial activity on their territory. The case studies are based on the RepRisk database which screens, identifies, analyzes, and quantifies documented negative incidents, criticism and controversies related to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. The following 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.

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