Resources Archive


OECD Recommendations from Civil Society Organizations

This document outlines the views of civil society organizations (CSOs) on revisions to the OECD Council on Common Approaches for Officially Supported Export Credits and Environmental and Social Due Diligence.

CSOs Call on DFC to Strengthen its Revised ESPP

The undersigned organizations welcome the opportunity to provide input on the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation's (DFC) review of its Environmental and Social Policy and Procedures (ESPP).

Comments on Graphite Mine in Mozambique

The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) is considering supporting the Syrah Balama Graphite Mine in Mozambique despite local communities not being employed by the project, families not receiving proper compensation and impacted community members being unaware of their rights.

On World Water Day, new briefing paper calls on banks and financiers to prohibit harmful financing to free flowing rivers

The briefing paper explains why it is important for banks and financiers to prohibit direct and indirect financing to harmful activities which negatively impact or alter free flowing rivers.

On International Forests Day, new briefing paper urges banks and financiers to exclude harmful financing that negatively impacts primary and vulnerable secondary forests

The paper, called “Protecting biodiversity from harmful financing: Intact primary and vulnerable secondary forests,” details how banks and financiers are driving forest degradation and deforestation by financing sectors tied to high forest risks.

Oil and Gas Restrictions under the OECD Arrangement on Officially Supported Export Credits

This document outlines how the OECD Arrangement on Officially Supported Export Credits can align with the Paris Agreement warming target of 1.5°C.

Comments on DFC’s Development Outcomes Survey

We have a deep interest in ensuring that DFC’s projects adequately address risks to communities affected by these projects, which can undermine the sustainability of DFC’s investments.

90 Civil Society Groups Call on China to Protect Biodiversity in its Overseas Investments

The civil society letter highlights China’s commitments to protecting biodiversity, and provides concrete recommendations for how to do so.

New briefing paper urges banks and financiers to make habitats with threatened and endemic species, including Key Biodiversity Areas, off limits to harmful financing

Within the next few decades, one million species are estimated to be at risk of extinction1, in which the bio- diversity crisis is now recognized as a global crisis in its own right.