The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) recently launched a report addressing a variety of issues related to free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC). Topics are discussed under the lens of the extractive sector but also shed some light on the challenges faced by projects working with emerging technologies research such as gene drive.

Engagement with indigenous people, state actors and the private sector are among the issues taken into consideration by the CCSI publication. The piece also features a chapter dedicated to lessons learned.

Check out the full publication here.