Investment for Development Research Square

A meeting place for policy-oriented academic research
in partnership with AIB, Graduate Institute-CFD, CEPR, NYU, UNU-WIDER
Session Type
Investment Village
Session Themes
Academic Track
Room number
Investment Village
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19 October 2023
09:00 - 15:00 Abu Dhabi

The Investment for Development Research Square, organized by UNCTAD in collaboration with UNU-WIDER, New York University - Abu Dhabi, Middlesex University-Dubai, Geneva Graduate Institute, and the Academy of International Business, is located in the Investment Village of the World Investment Forum 2023. It provides a platform for discussions and exchange of ideas between policymakers, academia, business representatives and professionals from diverse backgrounds. The platform offers a unique opportunity to understand current policy, industry and academic thinking in relation to the role of international investment and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 


09:00 - 10:00 Fireside Chat on the Investment Facilitation in Developing Countries 

10:00 - 10:15 Video

10:15 - 11:15 Fireside Chat on Energy Transition in Asia and the Pacific (in partnership with the Asian Development Bank)

13:00 - 13:45 Fireside Chat on Buying and Selling Fossil Fuel Assets

14:00 - 14:15 Video

14:15 - 15:00 Fireside Chat on the Future of Globalization


Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Chile to the World Trade Organization (WTO)
Professor of International Business and Director for Latin America, Thunderbird School of Global Management
Professor of International Economics and Pictet Chair in Finance and Development at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva
Economist, Economic Research and Development Impact Department, Asian Development Bank
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, FairAtmos
Executive Director (Strategic Planning), Malaysian Investment Development Authority
Program Associate, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI)
Lead Researcher, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI)
Program Manager, Sustainable Finance Lab and Researcher, Colorado School of Mines
Economic Affairs Officer, UNCTAD
Lead Economist, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
Dean of the Stern School of Business, NYU Abu Dhabi
Acting Managing Director, UN Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries