Policy brief: Responsible large-scale agricultural investments in and by G20 countries - A call for more transparency

October 13th, 2020

Authors: Insa Flachsbarth, Jann Lay, Kerstin Nolte, Angela Harding, Ward Anseeuw and Jérémy Bourgoin

Published: 2020

Source: Think20 (T20) Saudi Arabia 2020

This policy brief, produced by the Land Matrix for the T20 Saudi Arabia 2020 Summit, suggests that, in light of the fact the G20 has recognised the need for more responsible land investments in targeted lower- and middle-income countries, mandatory due diligence in global supply chains is necessary. As an important, quicker, and more feasible step, the G20 should commit to increasing transparency by (1) supporting transparency initiatives, (2) making contracts publicly available, and (3) encouraging companies to release relevant information. Open data can then be used by relevant stakeholders to hold investors accountable.

The policy brief was published under Task Force 10: Sustainable Energy, Water, and Food Systems.

Find out more about the T20 and download the policy brief here.

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