Key elements of responsible business conduct in a WTO Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement

Event Type
Virtual Event

Online, 30.09.2022


International Trade Centre (ITC), German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)

The long-term objective of strengthening investment facilitation is to foster sustainable development. In the context of the negotiations on an Investment Facilitation for Development (IFD) Agreement in the World Trade Organisation (WTO), launched in September 2020 after over two years of preparatory discussions, one of the key components of promoting sustainable investment is responsible business conduct (RBC).  
This public online event—after an opening presentation on the status of negotiations of the IFD Agreement—will explore in greater detail the key elements of responsible business conduct and how they are being advanced through international investment agreements and other actions. Particular attention will be given to supply-chain commitments, due diligence, stakeholder consultations, references to international standards, and the exchange of information on best practices. Attention will also be given to issues related to the degree of bindingness of obligations and the question of how the uptake of RBC can be promoted.
The event will be conducted in an interactive manner and allow for questions by participants.

This is the 12th of an online event series on investment facilitation for development, held in the framework of a joint ITC/IDOS project on Investment Facilitation for Development.
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