Investment Law and Policy

Executive Training on Investment Treaties and Arbitration for Government Officials

Date: June 17-27, 2019
Location: Columbia University

Is Liberalism Making the World Less Fair? Three Authors Discuss Their Recent Books on Investor vs. Human Rights in the Global Economy

Date: February 19, 2019, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Location: Columbia Law School, Room TBD

Sustainable Investing: What’s on the Horizon

Sustainable investing, otherwise know as Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) investing, has become a significant part of the investment management industry since 2006. There is an increasing acceptance of the investment merits of investing with ESG considerations across large parts of the investment industry. The next era of ESG investing will witness an increase in… read more

Investor-State Arbitration: An Opportunity for Real Reform?

By Lorenzo Cotula, Brooke Guven, Lise Johnson and Thierry Berger
December 7, 2018

An ongoing multilateral process could provide a unique opportunity to reform a contentious area of global economic governance – but only if it properly identifies the key problems.

Inconsistency’s Many Forms in Investor-State Dispute Settlement and Implications for Reform

UNCITRAL has a vital role to play in exploring problems with and potential reform of ISDS, and in considering how to ensure its work better promotes, and does not undermine, rule of law, other domestic and international commitments and policies, and the globally agreed Agenda 2030. As the process moves forward, it is essential for… read more

Updates to the UNCITRAL Legislative Guide on Privately Financed Infrastructure Projects

CCSI, jointly with The Observatory for Sustainable Infrastructure, submitted comments to the UNCITRAL Secretariat regarding updates to the UNCITRAL Legislative Guide on Privately Financed Infrastructure Projects. CCSI’s comments focused on the need for an updated guide, which will now refer to Public Private Partnerships, to holistically and systematically incorporate considerations of: (1) sustainable development and the SDGs, (2)… read more

International Economic Cooperation in Troubled Times: A Call for Strong Action by the G20

By Axel Berger, Uri Dadush, Andreas Freytag, Simon J. Evenett, Christian von Haldenwang, Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, Raul Ochoa, Agustin Redonda, and Karl P. Sauvant
November 26, 2018

The leaders of the G20 will meet on 30 November and 1 December in Buenos Aires for their annual summit. They need to acknowledge that the last two years have been characterized by strong headwinds for the world economy. This time, however, it is not a mixture of poor macroeconomic policies and bad business decisions – as in 2008 when they met in Washington for their first summit – that endangers the well-being of billions of citizens around the globe. This time the threat stems from deliberate political decisions, in particular on trade.

Saving the World Trade Organization: How Realistic are the EU’s Proposals?

Date: November 12, 2018, 12:10pm – 1:00pm
Location: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 107

ESG and Public Funds: Risks and Opportunities in Investment Practices

Date: November 7, 2018, 6:30pm – 7:45pm
Location: Columbia Business School, Uris Hall, Room 141

Trading in Turbulent Times: A Conversation with Kelly Ann Shaw and Elissa Alben

Date: November 2, 2018, 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Location: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 104