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The IFC's Draft Operating Principles for Impact Investing

Dec. 20, 2018

First Peoples Worldwide's comments can be downloaded in full here , commenting as the First Peoples Investment Engagment Program (FPIEP). BACKGROUND The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is a global financial institution focused on private-sector development in developing countries and is one of the five organizations that form the World Bank...

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Enbridge's Discussion Paper on Indigenous Rights and Relationships in North American Energy Infrastructure

Dec. 18, 2018

First Peoples Worldwide's comments can be downloaded in full here . BACKGROUND Enbridge, one of North America’s largest energy infrastructure companies, recently released a discussion paper on their relationship with indigenous peoples called Indigenous Rights and Relationships in North American Energy Infrastructure . The discussion paper was published in response...

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Senior Fellow Dave Archambault II headlines Climate Action Rally

Oct. 17, 2018

On October 17, 2018, Senior Fellow Dave Archambault II joined tribal leaders including President Fawn Sharp and Vice President Tyson Johnston of the Quinault Indian Nation, Chairman Thomas Wooten of the Samish Indian Nation, and Chairwoman Frances Charles of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe at a rally to support Washington...

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Senior Fellow Dave Archambault II presents at the World Indigenous Business Forum

Oct. 11, 2018

FPIEP’s Senior Fellow Dave Archambault II spoke to a crowd of over 500 people at the 2018 World Indigenous Business Forum (WIBF) in Rotorua, New Zealand on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. At the forum, he shared his experience as the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman during the Dakota Access Pipeline...

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Senior Fellow Dave Archambault II speaks at NAFOA Conference

Oct. 3, 2018

On October 2, 2018, Senior Fellow Dave Archambault II spoke at the Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA) Fall Finance & Tribal Economies Conference in Santa Ana, New Mexico. The panel, titled “Why Banks & Tribes Should Care about Environmental & Social Investment,” was moderated by Matthew D. Gelfand, Managing...

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Senior Fellow Dave Archambault II presents at the IWA World Water Congress

Sept. 17, 2018

FPEIP’s Senior Fellow Dave Archambault II spoke at the International Water Association (IWA) World Water Congress & Exhibition on September 16, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. At a workshop focused on the sustainable use of water by industry, Archambault shared his perspective on water. In his words: “To us, water is...

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The Equator Principles

June 21, 2018

In November 2017, some of the world’s largest banks came together and agreed to undertake a targeted review of the Equator Principles (EPs). The EPs are an environmental and social risk management framework used by 108 financial institutions in 38 countries [as of 9/3/20]. The review was announced in response...

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CESR & CU Law present at the UN

May 3, 2018

CESR’s Executive Director Mark Meaney, and Carla Fredericks, the Director of the American Indian Law Program, spoke at the 17th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII)

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Former Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Named Fellow of CU Boulder’s First Peoples Investment Engagement Project

March 12, 2018

Dave Archambault II, former chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe who led the tribe’s resistance to the Dakota Access pipeline, has joined the University of Colorado Boulder’s First Peoples Investment Engagement Project (FPIEP) as a senior fellow.

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