Natalie Bridgeman Fields is the founder and executive director of Accountability Counsel. She leads the nonprofit organisation of community-driven lawyers, policy advocates and researchers working to ensure that communities can take part in global decisions impacting their livelihoods and environment. Previously, she served as a consultant on accountability for two development banks. Natalie has been recognized for her social entrepreneurship as an Echoing Green Fellow, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation Entrepreneur, and Stanford University CDDRL Fellow.
All along the belt and road, from Myanmar to Peru, ignoring community feedback is costing Chinese investors dearly. China’s banks and financial institutions need to quickly adopt an accountability framework for Chinese investments abroad.