Unfulfilled potential: FDI & sustainable development
The London School of Economics will be hosting a webinar featuring three scholars to discuss the latest report authored by Simon Evenett and Johannes Fritz of the Global Trade Alert. This report explores the relationship between foreign direct investment (FDI) and sustainable development, and what public policies could do to encourage more FDI inflows.
The webinar hosted by the Marshall Institute at the London School of Economics and Social Politics (LSE) is going to discuss the newly launched Global Trade Alert (GTA) report on Advancing Sustainable Development with Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).
This Hinrich Foundation-sponsored paper focuses on the paradox that governments and civil society are demanding that multinational business do more to advance sustainable development while implementing policy decisions that make life more difficult for international business. The report assembles a lot of information from different sources to highlight the low commercial viability of many overseas investments and makes recommendations to fix this problem. Governments are close to killing the goose that lays the golden eggs.
Discussion about the GTA report between Professors Simon Evenett from the University of St. Gallen and Stephan Chambers from the LSE Marshall Institute will be chaired by Professor Kathryn Hochstetler from the LSE International Development Department.
More details of the webinar will be provided soon.