Corporate Investment in Sustainable Development

in partnership with the Inter-Parliamentary Union
Session Type
Side Events
Room number
International Convention Centre Geneva
14 October 2014
15:30 - 17:30 Europe/Zurich

As part of the 131st IPU Assembly and the 2014 World Investment Forum, this session will gather parliamentarians from around the world in a multi-stakeholder dialogue with business executives, ministers and heads of international organizations to discuss ways in which legislators can work with the private sector to help channel investment into SDG sectors and ensure development impact. Lawmakers have a powerful role to help instill sustainable development objectives in regulatory frameworks.

Elements for the debate:

  • How can more financing be channelled into micro, small and medium-sized enterprises as key engines of development?
  • What is the impact of international investment agreements in the context of sustainable development and how can investment be regulated from a sustainable development perspective?
  • How can the interaction between parliaments, policy makers, the private sector and communities be improved so as to better deliver on development?