Investment for Sustainable Development
Sustainable development is an investment issue. Capital is needed to alleviate poverty, create jobs, accelerate the clean energy transition and allow for the development of much-needed infrastructure to provide goods and services for all. Foreign direct investment (FDI) is an important source of that capital.
But investment does not come without risks. How can we ensure investments are made responsibly, without harming people, the environment or the local economy?
IISD works with governments and civil society to develop and improve legal and policy tools focusing on the critical linkage between investment and sustainable development. We look for and provide new approaches to ensure that investment law and policy advance environmentally sound investment that generates broad socioeconomic benefits. In particular, IISD experts examine how the rules and institutions that govern international investment flows can be improved to benefit developing countries.
How Could China’s New Foreign Investment Law Impact Trade Debate?
Negotiators from the United States and China have met repeatedly in recent weeks to reach an agreement to resolve some of the trade irritants between them, including the high-profile issue of forced technology transfers.Read More
Launching the Sustainable Finance Map of Geneva
A new map of sustainable finance players in Geneva could be a vital tool to scaling up funding for the Sustainable Development Goals.Read More
Explorer les projets d'investissement agricole
Un voyage de deux semaines explore les moyens de maximiser les avantages et de minimiser les risques des outils d’investissement agricole en Afrique.Read More
Touring Agricultural Investment Projects
A two-week trip explores how to maximize the benefits and minimize the risks of agricultural investment tools in Africa.Read More
Investment Treaty News (ITN), Volume 10, Issue 1, April 2019
Investment Treaty News (ITN) is IISD’s flagship journal on international investment law and policy.Read More
Policy Approaches for a Kerosene to Solar Subsidy Swap in India
India could save money and reduce indoor air pollution by switching kerosene subsidies to solar.Read More
Investor–State Dispute Settlement Reform Talks Resume at UNCITRAL
The next meeting of a United Nations working group debating options for reforming investor–state dispute settlement takes place in New York April 1 to 5.Read More
SADC-IISD Investment Facilitation Workshop
Report of the meeting held August 21–23, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.Read More
Survey on Developing Country Investment Treaty Negotiations
At the suggestion of participants at the 11th Annual Forum of Developing Country Investment Negotiators, IISD produced a survey of developing...Read More
Weighing up the Environmental Cooperation Agreement under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement
Trade agreements can have important environmental effects. We take a look at what’s old, what’s new and what’s noteworthy in the Canada–United States–Mexico Agreement when it comes to the environment.Read More