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Land Matrix Initiative: Making International Land Sales More Transparent

Countless indigenous groups have lost their livelihoods when their land and property has been sold off, with negotiations often happening behind closed doors. The Land Matrix Initiative takes a closer look at the business of land acquisition throughout the world and puts the facts and figures out in the open. Read on

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Sousveillance

Every day, we are watched. From cameras on the street and in shops, to officers of the law, and of course the accumulation of data online. We have little say in this, but recently the tables have begun to turn. Governments and their delegates are monitored, police are themselves policed; the era of sousveillance has begun. Read on

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Big Data

When Google decides which websites you should see and Amazon is set to send out goods you have not yet ordered, then you can be assured that Big Data is involved in some way. But where does this ‘Big Data’ come from, what does it mean for us and how can it be used in a meaningful way? Read on

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

The Global Reporting Initiative's (GRI) vision is that disclosure on economic, environmental, and social performance become as commonplace and comparable as financial reporting, and as important to organizational success. GRI's mission is to create conditions for the transparent and reliable exchange of sustainability information through the development and continuous improvement of the GRI Sustainability Reporting Framework. Read on