Promoting Sustainable FDI Through International Investment Agreements

Columbia FDI Perspectives, No. 251, 2019

6 Pages Posted: 30 May 2019 Last revised: 4 Sep 2019

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Karl P. Sauvant

Columbia University - Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

Date Written: May 6, 2019

Abstract

English Abstract:The author identifies ways to promote sustainable FDI through investment treaties, including by using contribution to development as a criterion when applying treaties, defining investment explicitly in reference to contribution to development, allowing governments to grant preferential treatment to sustainable FDI, and incorporating binding CSR references in investment treaties.

Chinese Abstract: 本文认为可以通过投资条约促进FDI的可持续发展,具体措施如下:将投资对东道国的贡献作为条约适用性的标准;明确定义FDI对东道国发展贡献的定义;允许政府对可持续的外国直接投资给予优惠待遇;将企业社会责任纳入投资条约。

Note: This article is in both English and Chinese.

Suggested Citation

Sauvant, Karl P., Promoting Sustainable FDI Through International Investment Agreements (May 6, 2019). Columbia FDI Perspectives, No. 251, 2019. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3383835

Karl P. Sauvant (Contact Author)

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Columbia Law School
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New York, NY 10027
United States

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