The World Investment Forum Switzerland 2014 took place in the United Nations Geneva Headquarters, Palais des Nations. It attracted over 3,000 investment stakeholders from 150 countries who participated in 50 events, making it the biggest forum yet, and confirming the need for a global platform of this kind.
Like previous Forums, the 2014 edition provided opportunities to interact with global leaders, senior policy-makers, corporate executives, investors and heads of investment promotion agencies from countries around the world.
The 2014 Forum focused on investing in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and included sessions such as Investing in the Future, the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Global Dialogue, Making Value Chains Work for the Poor, Leveraging Private Finance for Sustainable Development, and many more. Additionally, a wide range of side events were hosted in parallel by an array of organizations from various sectors, including Nestle, the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB), Symbiotics, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), an array of UN agencies, and many more.
The outcomes of the 2014 Forum included High-Level Action Plans, launching of new portals and platforms, adopting of research agendas and hundreds of bilateral agreements between governments, business, and IPAs, illustrating just how important the World Investment Forum is to the international investment community.
For more details, download The World Investment Forum 2014 Review.