Creating More and Better Jobs through Investment (by invitation only)

Working luncheon
in partnership with the International Labour Organization (ILO)
Session Type
By invitation only
Room number
Delegates Restaurant, Geneva Room
16 October 2014
13:00 - 15:00 Europe/Zurich

Investment contributes most effectively to achieving the MDGs when it maximizes the creation of more and better jobs. Investors can actively seek to expand their backward and forward linkages with local enterprises, support the improvement of working conditions and inclusion of vulnerable groups and contribute more broadly to sustainable enterprise development. In today’s interconnected world, society is increasingly looking to investors to make such positive contributions to economic and social development. This session explored how government policies and corporate policies can be harnessed more effectively to boost employment opportunities and strengthen respect for workers’ fundamental rights.

Elements for the debate

  • What are the essential elements of an effective government policy for more and better jobs through FDI, in line with national development priorities?
  • What are investors doing to support greater opportunities for job creation and improve of the quality of jobs in host countries?
  • How can investment agencies stimulate greater synergies between these government and investor policies?