2023 OECD Sustainable Investment Days

OECD Sustainable Investment Days Agenda Day 2 - 6th OECD Roundtable on Investment and Sustainable Development

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.
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1 : November 8, 2023
08:50 - 10:10
Session 1: Expectations of investment policy for the future
High-level policymakers and stakeholders from OECD and partner countries will discuss investment policy developments over recent decades. They will reflect on expectations of investment policy for the future and whether the compendium of current approaches is fit-for-purpose to ensure the contribution of FDI to sustainable development, and particularly to address climate action. The session aims to set-the-scene for subsequent discussions and identify where different actors need to work to improve investment policy for the future.
10:10 - 10:25
Coffee Break
10:25 - 11:40
Session 2: Accelerating investment for climate action
The substantial investment deficit to achieve climate objectives, particularly in developing countries, has been extensively documented. The majority of carbon emissions stem from insufficient and inadequate global infrastructure, particularly in the energy sector. This session will clarify why more private investment is needed and what the potential of foreign investment is to support the low-carbon transition. It will also address potential obstacles that could impede a boost in green FDI and explore potential actions that the international investment policy community could take.
11:40 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:15
Session 3: 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?
14:15 - 14:30
14:30 - 15:45
Session 4: Managing risk implications of FDI in OECD and partner countries
While boosting sustainable and quality investment is a necessity, governments are increasingly concerned about possible risks associated with some investments. This session discusses what risks of investment OECD and partner countries are confronting – ranging from geopolitical and national security related risks to concerns of foreign dependencies and the resilience of global and regional value chains. It will explore the rationale and options for risk management policies in OECD and partner countries.
15:45 - 16:30
Session 5: Concluding reflections and call for action
Senior officials from international organisations will take stock of the reflections made during the Roundtable. Based on identified opportunities and challenges, they will discuss how their organisations can better support governments and the private sector to unlock opportunities and address challenges to mobilise more, better and safe investments.
16:30 - 18:30