2023 OECD Sustainable Investment Days

OECD Sustainable Investment Days

OECD Investment Promotion Agency (IPA) Network Meeting 7 November 2023 

OECD Roundtable on Investment and Sustainable Development 8 November 2023 

Hybrid: Paris + Online

About the OECD Sustainable Investment Days 

This two-day event will foster discussions with policy makers, investment promotion agencies, international organisations, the business community, trade unions, civil society, and academia on investment policy developments. It will also reflect on whether current approaches and practices ensure the full potential of private investment, particularly foreign direct investment (FDI), to support sustainable and regional development, and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

All open sessions will take place at the OECD Conference Center in Paris and will be broadcasted live online and available on replay after the event. 

All session times reflect your computer's local time zone. 

OECD Roundtable on Investment and Sustainable Development

8 November 2023

The future of investment policy: Do we need a paradigm shift to address global challenges? 

The 6th OECD Roundtable on Investment and Sustainable Development will reflect on expectations of investment policy for the future and explore investment policy issues that require new approaches to adequately contribute to the common vision of more, better, and safe investments, including:

Accelerating investment for climate action
The substantial investment deficit to achieve climate objectives, particularly in developing countries, has been extensively documented. What is the potential of FDI to support the low-carbon transition, particularly to develop adequate infrastructure? What actions should the investment policy community take?

Attracting sustainable investment - what role for investment incentives?
Investment facilitation measures, including transparency, and incentives have become a key policy priority to support the mobilisation of sustainable investment. What role can incentives play in boosting sustainable investment? What are the downsides related to their use? What guidance for smarter incentive practice is needed, including for alignment with international tax rules?

Managing risks of FDI
While boosting sustainable and quality investment is a necessity, governments are increasingly concerned about possible risks associated with some investments. What are the risks of investment countries are confronting and the rationale for risk management policies?