Implementing Corporate Responsibility and Free, Prior, and Informed Consent

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At the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

For our workshop on

“Implementing Corporate Responsibility and Free, Prior, and Informed Consent”

May 16, 1:15PM-2:30 PM

North Lawn Building, Conference Room 1

The United Nations, 1 UN Plaza, New York, New York


This side event workshop will present the only resource guide for Indigenous People’s engagement with corporations, developed by Indigenous Peoples in collaboration with socially-responsible investors. The guidebook,”Indigenous Peoples Guidebook: Free Prior Informed Consent and Corporate Standards”, uses Free, Prior, and Informed Consent as a framework and presents key developments in industry and international standards to hold corporations and investment bodies responsible for upholding, respecting, and implementing the rights of Indigenous Peoples. Participants will have an opportunity to review and use the resource guide and provide feedback and evaluation.

The workshop will be moderated by FPW Founder and President Rebecca Adamson, along with other leading experts, including Myrna Cunningham, UNPFII Chair, 2011-2013; Andrea Carmen, Executive Director of International Indian Treaty Council; Chief Edward John, UNPFII Member; and Shelley Alpern, Vice President, Trillium Asset Management Corporation, and Social Investment Leader.

This event requires a Side Event Pass. Side Event Passes will be distributed on the day of the workshop, May 16. Further instructions will be sent upon RSVP, no later than May 10.

Please notify us if you would like to receive a digital or print copy of “Indigenous Peoples Guidebook: Free Prior Informed Consent and Corporate Standards”.

Looking forward to seeing you there,

Katie Cheney

Communications Assistant

First Peoples Worldwide

857 Leeland Road

Fredericksburg, VA 22405

(540) 899-6545

[email protected]

857 Leeland Rd. | Fredericksburg, VA 22405 US