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Market incentives to address conservation and climate change discussed at Lima conference
17 Dec 2014
A side event at the UNFCCC-COP20 Lima Climate Change Conference in December heard how commercializing goods derived from native biodiversity ("BioTrade") can be complemented by climate change mitigation and adaptation measures to unleash private sector engagement.
Developing countries and sovereign wealth funds ready for partnership on sustainable investment
23 Oct 2014
Policymakers and representatives of major sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) and pension funds discussed the possible contribution of state-owned investment funds to the development agenda at an SWF roundtable held on 15 October during the UNCTAD World Investment Forum in Geneva.
Rapid urbanization demands investment in sustainable development of cities, meeting told
23 Oct 2014
Investment is key to making fast-growing cities liveable, inclusive, and sustainable, city and business leaders heard at a roundtable organized by UNCTAD and the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN-SDSN) as part of the UNCTAD World Investment Forum 2014 in Geneva.
Productive capacity, diversification needed to boost growth in Landlocked Developing Countries
22 Oct 2014
There are structural hurdles to unlocking growth in landlocked developing countries (LLDCs), a high-level meeting on investment in LLDCs heard on the final day of UNCTAD's World Investment Forum at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, on 16 October.
UNCTAD works with business schools to focus studies on needs of low-income countries
22 Oct 2014
UNCTAD announced the launch of a global initiative to bolster the contribution business schools and management education can make to development on the final day of the World Investment Forum, Palais des Nations, Geneva, on 16 October.
Investment promotion agencies to play critical role in orienting foreign direct investment toward infrastructure and green growth
20 Oct 2014
More than 250 executives attended the annual Investment Promotion Conference, held during UNCTAD's World Investment Forum, to debate their role in meeting sustainable development goals.
UNCTAD conference debates private sector role in public services and infrastructure
20 Oct 2014
Governments in the world’s poorest countries face difficult choices – how to fund essential services and at the same time ensure quality, accessibility and affordability? The World Investment Forum, organized by UNCTAD, brought government and business leaders together in Geneva on 15 October to address that question at a high-level summit.
Stakeholders identify tools and recommendations for sustainability practices at the III BioTrade Congress in Pyeongchang, Korea
16 Oct 2014
Participants at the III BioTrade Congress recognised the value of partnerships and cooperation by all stakeholders involved in the sustainable use and sourcing of biodiversity-based products and services.
UNCTAD calls for increased investment to close financing gaps in infrastructure and climate-change adaptation
14 Oct 2014
A lack of investment and an absence of coordinated leadership to address critical financing needs in developing countries could threaten efforts to reduce poverty and tackle issues such as climate change, concluded a meeting of high-level government authorities, global CEOs and thought leaders at this year's UNCTAD World Investment Forum in Geneva on 14 October.
Corporate actions and targeted policies can support gender equality in developing countries
13 Oct 2014
The potential positive impact of foreign investment on women's empowerment through the creation of formal employment and business linkages is considerable, but the operations of transnational corporations (TNCs) also risk increasing women's vulnerability in the workplace or exacerbating gender inequality, a new UNCTAD report has found.