Columbia International Investment Conference

Since 2006, CCSI has hosted an annual Columbia International Investment Conference. These annual conferences bring together numerous stakeholders including high-level government officials, corporate executives, investors, academics, and civil society for forward-looking policy discussions of critical issues in international investment for sustainable development. A list of the past Conferences, with links to the programs and materials, is available below.

11th Annual Columbia International Investment Conference: “Climate Change and Sustainable Investment in Natural Resources: From Consensus to Action,” November 2-3, 2016.

10th Annual Columbia International Investment Conference: “Investment Treaty Reform: Reshaping Economic Governance in the Era of Sustainable Development,” November 10-11, 2015.

Ninth Annual Columbia International Investment Conference: “Raising the Bar: Home Country Efforts to Regulate Foreign Investment for Sustainable Development,” November 12-13, 2014.

Eighth Annual Columbia International Investment Conference: “Investment Incentives – The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly: Assessing the Costs, Benefits, and Options for Policy Reform,” November 13-14, 2013.

Seventh Columbia International Investment Conference: “Reframing the Investor-State Relationship: From Criticism to Constructive Engagement,” November 14-15, 2012.

Sixth Annual Columbia International Investment Conference: “The Resource Boom and FDI in Africa,” October 26-27, 2011.

Fifth Annual Columbia International Investment Conference: “Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development: the Challenges of Implementation,” October 27-28, 2010.

Fourth Annual Columbia International Investment Conference: “FDI, the Global Crisis and Sustainable Recovery,” November 5-6, 2009.

Third Annual Columbia International Investment Conference: “FDI by State-Controlled Entities: Do the Rules Need Changing?,” October 1-2, 2008.

Second Annual Columbia International Investment Conference: “What’s Next in International Investment Law and Policy? Improving the International Investment Law and Policy System,” October 30-31, 2007.

International Conference on the Rise of Transnational Corporations from Emerging Markets: Threat or Opportunity?, October 24, 2006.