Renewable energy investor briefing: Managing risks & responsibilities for impacts on local communities
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The briefing sets out how investors can manage their human rights risks and responsibilities related to their investments in renewable energy.
The briefing sets out how investors can manage their human rights risks and responsibilities related to their investments in renewable energy. It provides insights on the following questions:
What adverse impacts can renewable energy projects have on communities? The briefing offers case studies from around the world on displacement, harms to indigenous peoples’ rights, threats and killings linked to wind, hydropower and solar projects.
Why does this matter for investors? The briefing describes international responsibilities of investors and sets out concrete risks including costly delays, increase in operating and capital expenditure, reduced monetization, reputational damage, etc.
What steps can investors take to manage these risks and responsibilities? The briefing outlines specific steps investors can take to manage these risks prior to and during investment.
Professor Rabel Burdge
Western Washington University
Social Impact Assessment e-learning programme
Community Insights Group