Modelling for Sustainable Development: New Decisions for a New Age

(International Institute for Sustainable Development , June 2019). This book outlines how next-generation models need to integrate social and environmental components in government and corporate decision-making. Traditionally, these models have focused on profits and taxes, but to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, they need to take a more holistic view. The book builds on… read more

Rethinking International Investment Governance: Principles for the 21st Century

August 2018. Rethinking International Investment Governance: Principles for the 21st Century — written over the course of a week by a distinguished group of experts in international economic governance using the Booksprint process  — aims to serve as a practical resource for those interested in the elements of an international investment system that promotes sustainable development and achieves legitimacy by providing… read more

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The New Frontiers of Sovereign Investment

Edited by Malan Rietveld and Perrine Toledano (Columbia University Press, May 2017). Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) can be effective tools for national resources revenue management. These state-owned investments, funded by commodity exports, foreign exchange reserves, or other national assets, are adaptable to the challenges posed by financial shocks and have been successfully employed in an increasing… read more

Rethinking Investment Incentives: Trends and Policy Options

Edited by Ana Teresa Tavares-Lehmann, Perrine Toledano, Lise Johnson, and Lisa Sachs (Columbia University Press, July 2016). View the chapter teasers The use of incentives to attract investment is connected to and impacts the most pressing challenges facing us today, including climate change, corruption, employment, development, harmful competition, and public spending efficiency. How, when, where, and why… read more

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The Yearbook on International Investment Law and Policy

by |March 18th, 2014

New York: Oxford University Press, 2009-present. The Yearbook monitors current developments in international investment law and policy, focusing (in Part One) on trends in foreign direct investment (FDI), international investment agreements, and investment disputes. Part Two, then, looks at central issues in the contemporary discussions on international investment law and policy. With contributions by leading… read more

Mining Contracts: How to Read and Understand Them

by |December 16th, 2013

(2013). In December 2013, a diverse group of 14 experts from Africa, Asia, North and South America, and Europe worked together for five days to produce a user-friendly guide in English and in French on “Mining Contracts: How to Read and Understand Them,” to help policy makers, civil society, citizens, and the media understand the… read more

Inward and Outward FDI Country Profiles, Second Edition 2013

by |November 26th, 2013

Edited by Karl P. Sauvant, Padma Mallampally, and Geraldine McAllister (New York: VCC, 2013). This second edition contains a series of 77 standardized country profiles dealing with the inward and outward foreign direct investment (FDI) performance of 40 economies. The profiles have been peer-reviewed by a global network of experts. The publication is intended to… read more

Improving the International Investment Law and Policy Regime: Options for the Future

By Karl P. Sauvant and Federico Ortino (Helsinki: Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, 2013). This booklet discusses briefly the key features of the international investment law and policy regime, identifies drivers for change, discusses critical issues affecting the regime, and lays out various options for improving it. The ebook volume is available for download… read more

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FDI Perspectives: Issues in International Investment, 2nd Edition

by |November 15th, 2012

Edited by Karl P. Sauvant and Jennifer Reimer (New York: VCC, 2012). This second edition provides an overview of important contemporary issues relating to foreign direct investment (FDI) and multinational enterprises for all those who are interested in this subject, but are not always in a position to follow diverse perspectives and what is being… read more

Sovereign Investment: Concerns and Policy Reactions

by |January 16th, 2012

Edited by Karl P. Sauvant, Lisa E. Sachs, and Wouter P.F. Schmit Jongbloed (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012). Sovereign Investment: Concerns and Policy Reactions provides the first major holistic examination and interdisciplinary analysis of sovereign wealth funds. These funds currently hold five trillion dollars’ worth of investments, almost twice the amount in all the… read more