Tripartite Dialogue of Parliamentarians, Policymakers and Business Leaders

in partnership with the IPU
Session Type
Room number
Hall 3 Room 8-B
Contact Email
17 October 2023
16:00 - 18:00 Abu Dhabi

As national legislators, parliaments have a vital role to play in promoting investment in sustainable development and setting appropriate regulatory frameworks. They can direct public investments and create a conducive environment for responsible and sustainable investment. Their role affects business and investment climates through a broad range of policy areas, including investment, trade, competition and tax rules, environmental and social protection, as well as labour and safety regulations and sectoral regulations in such areas as infrastructure, agri-food, health, energy and environment.

In this session parliamentarians from around the world will join in a multi-stakeholder dialogue with business executives, ministers and heads of international organizations to discuss the means in which legislators can work with the private sector to help channel investment into sectors relevant for sustainable development.

Session themes:

  • How can the interaction between parliaments, policy makers and the private sector be improved to better deliver on sustainable and inclusive development?
  • What are the main challenges for the implementation of SDGs at national level and how can this partnership contribute to overcoming them?
  • What are the global policy imperatives in this context, and how can international organizations contribute?


Secretary-General, Inter-Parliamentary Union
Member of Parliament, Federal National Council, United Arab Emirates
Chief Executive Officer, Keppel Infrastructure Holdings Pte Ltd
President, World Association of PPP Units & PPP Professionals (WAPPP)
Non-Independent Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Capital A
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Nestlé SA
Member of European Parliament
Managing Partner and Founder, Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital