Developing countries and sovereign wealth funds ready for partnership on sustainable investment
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
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
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
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
UNCTAD conference debates private sector role in public services and infrastructure
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.
UNCTAD calls for increased investment to close financing gaps in infrastructure and climate-change adaptation
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
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.
Briefing for civil society on responsible investment and capital markets
UNCTAD’s Public Symposium featured an in-depth look inside the workings of capital markets, briefing civil society on how to engage with companies, investors, regulators and exchanges to promote corporate responsibility and sustainable development.
Moldovan authorities unveil plans to increase FDI attractiveness
Regulatory reform is the key to unlock Moldova's huge potential for investment, an UNCTAD Investment Policy Review concludes in findings backed by the nation's government and marked at high-level investment event in Geneva.