Guidance on engagement with Indigenous Peoples, Local Communities and affected stakeholders

Meaningful engagement with Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities and affected stakeholders is a critical part of any organisation’s identification and assessment of nature-related issues. This document provides guidance for organisations when identifying their nature-related dependencies, impacts, risks and opportunities. It outlines the foundation of international standards, guidelines and frameworks, in particular the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. 

Key focus areas

  • Guidance for meaningful engagement with Indigenous Peoples, Local Communities and affected stakeholders 
  • Stakeholder engagement in the context of due diligence standards 
  • Preparation for stakeholder engagement 
  • How to design and conduct stakeholder engagement 
  • Incorporation of stakeholder engagement in systems for action and feedback 

Key outcomes

  • Overview of meaningful engagement with Indigenous Peoples, Local Communities, and affected stakeholders 
  • Disclosures consistent with TNFD Recommended Disclosure Governance C and General Requirement.