Date: September 27-28, 2018, 9:00am-5:30pm (27th)/8:30am-4:45pm (28th),Reception to follow, 4:45-6:45pm, September 28Location: Faculty House, Columbia University, New York
Registration is free, but required.
Public discontent with international investment treaties has produced a fundamental shift in policy in some contexts, and various discussions of reform in international and regional fora. This presents a crucial, and potentially fleeting, opportunity to advance a progressive vision of international investment that will govern this complex and nuanced field going forward.
This conference seeks to elaborate principles of a progressive investment agenda. It will reflect on the current investment regime – of the network of over 3,000 investment agreements – and the extent to which the regime aligns with or undermines the principles. We will then re-imagine investment governance, and consider the role that international cooperation could play to advance sustainable, development-oriented investment.
At the Conference, the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce will honor the winner of its Treaty Lab contest to redesign international investment agreements to encourage foreign investment in climate mitigation and adaptation. There will be a reception, hosted by Mannheimer Swartling, following the end of the Conference on September 28, from 4:45-6:45pm.