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First Peoples Worldwide 2022-2023 Annual Report

Nov. 20, 2023

Encompassing projects and achievements from July 2022 through June 2023 and highlighting First Peoples' work to support Indigenous leaders in shareholder advocacy and build the business case for Indigenous Peoples' rights.

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Self-Determination and Creative Capital: Keys to Realizing Indigenous Economic Success

April 30, 2024

This op-ed, written by Kate R. Finn , Executive Director of First Peoples Worldwide, was initially published in the April 2024 edition of International Funders for Indigenous Peoples ’ Sharing Circle Newsletter . Designing for self-determined economic visions requires a shift in power from investor to investee. Deploying catalytic capital...

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UNPFII 2024 Side Events: Shareholder Advocacy Leadership Training, Indigenous Women in the Green Economy and More

April 2, 2024

Among presentations at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues' Twenty-third Session, First Peoples Worldwide presents a shareholder advoacy training for Indigenous leaders and co-presents a dialogue with Indigenous women about energy transition impacts and an Indigenous youth training about the energy transition.

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Indigenous Leaders Recommend Investor Action to Secure Indigenous Rights in the Energy Transition

Nov. 30, 2023

Key takeaways from the webinar Indigenous Rights Risk in the Energy Transition: Mining, Supply Chains & End-User Consideration, presented by the Investors & Indigenous Peoples Working Group.

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Investor Brief: Responsible Investment and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in the Energy Transition

Nov. 15, 2023

How investors can eliminate Indigenous Rights Risk in their portfolios and foster a just and inclusive energy transition that respects Indigenous Peoples.

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Indigenous Peoples' Rights and Participation in 2023 AGM Proposals – Report

Oct. 26, 2023

A new report from First Peoples Worldwide analyzes 2023 Indigenous rights shareholder proposals and participation of Indigenous leaders at Annual General Meetings. Key findings: Indigenous Rights Risk is of increasing concern to shareholders, and companies can find solutions when they meet with Indigenous leaders.

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Calling in Companies on FPIC Part 2: How Investors can Forward Indigenous Priorities for FPIC + Questions from Companies

July 7, 2023

Part 2 of two articles summarizing presentations from the IIPWG investor roundtable Indigenous-Defined FPIC: Best Practices for Investment and Corporate Governance . Watch the full video or jump to Part 1: Self-Determination, Sovereignty and a Model for Long-term, Relational Engagement . “It is not our role as investors to define...

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Calling in Companies on FPIC Part 1: Self-Determination, Sovereignty and a Model for Long-term, Relational Engagement

June 30, 2023

Part 1 of two articles that summarize presentations from the IIPWG investor roundtable Indigenous-Defined FPIC: Best Practices for Investment and Corporate Governance . Watch the full video or jump to Part 2: How Investors can Forward Indigenous Priorities for FPIC + Questions from Companies . Since the right of free,...

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New Research on Catalytic Capital Success in Indian Country Shows Just and Sustainable Economic Growth through Self-Determination

June 21, 2023

Drawing from interviews with 22 practitioners comprising philanthropic investors, private investors, Native intermediaries, and Native entrepreneurs, Indigenizing Catalytic Capital: How to Get to Catalytic Capital + presents new research that demonstrates how catalytic capital in Indian Country enables long-term, culturally-aligned success.

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UNPFII 2023 Side Events: Indigenous-led FPIC Priorities, Shareholder Advocacy Leadership Training and More

April 12, 2023

Among a variety programming at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues' Twenty-second Session, First Peoples Worldwide presents a conversation that highlights Indigenous-led free, prior and informed consent priorities for the private sector, and a training for Indigenous leaders that builds capacity for Indigenous Peoples to activate shareholder advocacy.

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