Welcome: Interlaken Group

The Interlaken Group is an informal network of individual leaders from influential companies, investors, CSOs, government and international organizations. The purpose of the Group is to expand and leverage private sector action to secure community land rights. Together they develop, adopt and disseminate new tools and advance new “pre-competitive” mechanisms to accelerate private sector learning on responsible land rights practices.

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1. Respecting Land and Forest Rights: an Interactive Guide

This guide was developed to support companies aiming to align their operations with Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT).

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2. The VGGT and Business Responsibilities

Thanks to the extensive consultation and negotiation process leading up to their endorsement in 2012, the VGGT represent generally agreed principles and standards for how states and non-state actors, such as companies and NGOs, should act to improve land and forest tenure governance. Their content is guided by an acknowledgement ...

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3. Operational Guidance, Tools and Other Resources

The Interlaken Group, with steering support from the Rights and Resources Initiative, has developed, contributed to or endorsed a number of resources providing navigational support to private sector actors as they implement their land rights commitments.

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This Guidance Tool has been developed to provide senior-level and operational teams in leading companies an entry point to understanding the VGGT.

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The Interlaken Group receives steering support from the Rights and Resources Initiative, a global coalition of 13 core Partners and more than 150 Collaborator organizations engaged in forest and land policy reform in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

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