How to: Influence the company

Tools & resources

Corporate structure mapping
International Institute for Environment and Development & Inclusive Development International

Guide for mapping key players in investment projects affecting community rights.


Community-Investor Negotiation Guides
Namati & Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

These guides provide communities and advocates with strategies to protect themselves from unjust land-based investment projects and ensure that the community’s long-term prosperity is at the center of all negotiations.


Power analysis of corporate actors

Training module on power analysis including sections on corporate research, campaigns.


Video Volunteers

Video Volunteers equips men & women in underdeveloped areas with journalistic, critical thinking and creative skills and trains them to articulate and share their perspective on the issues that matter to them on a local and global scale.


Engaging the media
Coalition for Human Rights in Development

Scroll down for guides on how to engage the media including preparing a press packet, writing a press release, video advocacy, etc.


"Getting it Right" tool
Originally developed by Rights & Democracy; currently piloted by Oxfam America & FIDH

This tool is a computer-based programme that enables communities and the organizations that support them to identify human rights impacts, propose responses, and engage government and corporate actors to take action to respect human rights.  The tool provides detailed step-by-step guidance on the process in English, French and Spanish.  It also includes guidance on developing a work plan and budget, as undertaking an impact assessment requires considerable resources and time-commitment.

Related case studies

Malawi: Mining impacts on communities in Mzimba

Negotiations, advocacy & lawsuit regarding displacement & inadequate compensation of communities affected by mining company

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Zambia: Mining impacts on communities near town of Mufulira

Complaint with Canadian OECD National Contact Point over forced evictions, destruction of crops, inadequate compensation

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Philippines: Mining impacts on Subanon indigenous peoples’ rights

Human rights impact assessment & complaint to UN Committee on Elimination of Racial Discrimination over right to free, prior & informed consent, negative mining impacts

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