Creating more and better jobs through investment

26 Oct 2018

Creating more and better jobs through investment

Investment contributes most effectively to sustainable development when it maximizes the creation of high quality jobs in which the human rights of workers, the local community and consumers are respected. Investors contribute to economic and social development when they actively seek to expand their backward and forward linkages with local enterprises, support the improvement of working conditions, the inclusion of vulnerable groups and contribute to sustainable enterprise development in a more encompassing way. One of the key objectives of IPAs is to grow employment through investment that also advances sustainable development.  In this session, organized with the International Labour Organization (ILO), Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) experienced IPAs will share their matchmaking strategies to boost linkages with local producers, overcome labour force capacity and skills gaps and promote respect for the human rights of workers, communities and consumers.

Issues for the debate:

  • What policies and strategies have helped to foster linkages between investors and local producers?
  • How has your country addressed labour force capacity and skills gaps?
  • How is your country promoting respect for the human rights of workers, communities and consumers among investors?


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Event Manager: Mr. Anthony Miller
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Mr. Vic Van Vuuren

Director, Enterprises, ILO

Ms. Brooke Guven

Legal Researcher, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

Ms. Andrea Shemberg

Co-Chair, Global Business Initiative on Human Rights

Mr. Ismail Ersahin

Deputy Executive Director, WAIPA

Mr. Boubacar Wargo

Permanent Secretary, Niger Investment Board

Mr. Adalberto Netto

CEO, APD Parana

Mr. Russell Curtis

CEO, Durbin Investment Promotion Agency

Ms. Alana Lansiquot-Brice

Investment Promotion & Fulfilment Manager, Invest Saint Lucia

Mr. Cristian Rodriguez Chiffelle

Head of Policy, International Trade and Investment, World Economic Forum (WEF)

Mr. Ricardo Pedroza

European Director, ProColombia

Ms. Andrea Saldarriaga

Visiting fellow, London School of Economics

Ms. Prerna Soni

Assistant Vice-president, Invest India