A poster showing the participants in an Amazon Watch webinar including SIGWATCH's Catalina Becerra Trujillo.

Join us on 9 June for a webinar led by Amazon Watch to learn more about an Indigenous-led Toolkit Respecting Indigenous Rights, launched in April. The toolkit, which has identified SIGWATCH as a useful data source on Indigenous impacts, is a guide for corporates and investors on how to account for Indigenous rights in their decision making.

At SIGWATCH, we believe it is essential for investors and business to engage with and understand on-the-ground activism in supply chains. Hear from Indigenous voices from the ground, as well as the stance of investors and us.

When?  Friday, 9 June at 8am PT/ 11am ET/5pm Europe/4pm BST.

Who will be speaking?

Emil Sirén Gualinga is a Swedish-Ecuadorian double national, member of the Kichwa people of Sarayaku (Ecuador), and a sustainable finance specialist working as an Associate at the management consultancy Ethos, in Sweden. In addition to his consultancy work, Emil engages in a wide range of projects and issues on the intersection of finance, Indigenous peoples, and nature, such as the recently published toolkit for investors on Indigenous rights.

Michelle Cook is International Director with the Water Protector Legal Collective and a member of the Diné Nation. Michelle has worked locally and globally with Indigenous peoples on issues such as access to justice, customary law, business, and human rights. She has received major grants and fellowship opportunities, including a Fulbright Fellowship to study Indigenous justice and customary legal systems in Aotearoa (New Zealand) and an Open Society Fellowship in 2018 to develop business and Indigenous human rights education materials and opportunities. Michelle holds a J.D. from the University of New Mexico and is currently a SJD Candidate at the University of Arizona School of Law.

Lorena Kuruaya is a medical student and a member of the Kuruaya people (Brazil), whose ancestral territory lies along the Xingú River in the Amazon rainforest. Kuruaya territory is currently threatened by the proposed Belo Sun gold mine project.

Mary Beth Gallagher is the Director of Engagement at Domini Impact Investments LLC based in New York, NY. Ms. Gallagher represents Domini on the Finance for Biodiversity Foundation Advisory Board and is a member of the Launching Investor Group of Nature Action 100. Prior to joining Domini in 2021, she was the Executive Director of Investor Advocates for Social Justice, worked in international development, and human rights advocacy. Ms. Gallagher holds a B.S. in environmental science from Boston College and a J.D. from the Washington College of Law at American University. 

Catalina Becerra Trujillo is a member of SIGWATCH’s research team working on environmental issues and Human Rights. Prior to joining SIGWATCH, she completed a Master of Laws at the London School of Economics and Political Science and practiced law as a human rights lawyer in Colombia.

Moderated by:

Moira Birss is Climate Finance Director at Amazon Watch, where she works to hold the financial industry accountable for its contributions to Indigenous rights abuses, Amazon deforestation, and climate change. Moira has worked on researching community-based models of alternative economies, advocating for affordable housing, and promoting environmental protection, and spent several years as a human rights observer in Colombia. Moira has a BA in Latin American Studies from the University of Michigan and an MA in International Relations from Tufts University.

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUlf-urrzMuGNXMty1t4kt2ZEWFrNpXH82V






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