An economic argument for respecting community land rights

Jonathan Glennie highlights the financial argument for working with local communities when doing business.  “Failure to inform or fairly compensate affected locals heightens the risks to investors,” he writes.

The article, which follows the publication of a new report on land acquisition, argues that global media attention and NGO advocacy pose an increasingly real challenge to corporations trying to purchase land without regard for local rights.  “The key risk for companies considering acquiring land overseas is the probability of local people mounting a successful defence of their land,” he argues.

February 21, 2013 | Namati