The global economic crisis has already had a tremendous effect in reducing FDI flows, and they are likely to continue to decline in 2009. At the same time, the deepening recession has made the need for such investment, and especially investments that will contribute to a sustainable recovery, ever more important. The financial crisis and recession therefore requires us to take stock of the changing trends in FDI and to discuss policy implications of encouraging FDI so that it may contribute to a robust and sustainable recovery.
The Fourth Columbia International Investment Conference will address how the crisis is affecting FDI (including the impact on flows, new players, changing patters of energy sector FDI), the changing business environment for FDI (including the effect of the crisis on social conditions, CSR and resource nationalism), and public policy opportunities for a sustainable recovery (including public-private partnerships, a global bankruptcy law and a sustainable investment regime).
Monday, August 10, 2009
Conference: FDI, the Global Crisis and Sustainable Recovery
The Fourth Columbia International Investment Conference will take place November 5-6, 2009. The topic is "FDI, the Global Crisis and Sustainable Recovery." The program is here. Here's the idea: