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The ASEAN RAI and existing global frameworks and guidelines

The ASEAN Guidelines on Promoting Responsible Investment in Food, Agriculture and Forestry (ASEAN RAI) contributes regionally specific guidance on agri-investments to an existing landscape of voluntary sustainability standards and certifications.

However, the ever-increasing number and types of guidance can be confusing for agribusiness and financial investors.

The aim of this page is to:

Reduce fragmentation by demonstrating similarities between the ASEAN RAI and other global standards and principles;

Demonstrate how the ASEAN RAI adds value to those other principles, because of it’s unique focus on challenges and opportunities in ASEAN

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ASEAN Guidelines for Promoting Responsible Investment in Food, Agriculture and Forestry (ASEAN RAI)

Year Endorsed:

2018

Target group(s):

 

ASEAN Member State governments, as well as agribusiness investors, smallholders & SMEs, communities, civil society groups, financial institutions

Industry:

agriculture, food and forestry

The ASEAN RAI is a guidance instrument based on the Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems (CFS-RAI Principles) but developed and adopted by the ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry in 2018. The ASEAN RAI includes 10 key principles, on social, environmental and governance issues, that public, private and civil society sectors should follow.

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Global frameworks and principles that the ASEAN RAI draws on:

Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT)

Target audience: all relevant stakeholders (emphasis on vulnerable and marginalized people)

Industry: agriculture (crops, forestry, fisheries)

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The Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems by the Committee of World Food Security

(CFS-RAI Principles)

Target audience: all relevant stakeholders

Industry: agriculture and food systems

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Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Polic

ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy

Target audience: governments of the home and host countries of MNEs, employers’ and workers’ organizations, multinational and national enterprises

 

Industry: general/sector-agnostic

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Target audience: all relevant stakeholders

 

Industry: general/sector-agnostic

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UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Target audience: public and private sector

 

Industry: general/sector-agnostic

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Free, Prior and Informed

Consent (FPIC)

Target audience: all relevant stakeholders

 

Industry: general/sector-agnostic

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OECD Guidelines for

Multinational Enterprises

Target audience: general/sector agnostic

 

Industry: general

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UN Global Compact

Target audience: private sector

 

Industry: general, with specific principles on food and agriculture

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Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forest
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All links sourced by the ASEAN RAI Action Plan partners.

If you think there is a guideline or tool missing, please feel free to reach out to us