G20 Guiding Principles for Global Investment Policymaking: A Facilitator’s Perspective

Date period
16 December 2016

Implemented jointly by ICTSD and the World Economic Forum, the E15Initiative was established to convene world-class experts and institutions to generate strategic analysis and recommendations for government, business, and civil society geared towards strengthening the global trade and investment system for sustainable development.

In July 2016, the G20 Ministerial Meeting in Shanghai, China agreed on the G20 Guiding Principles for Global Investment Policymaking (the Guiding Principles). This paper provides a detailed analysis of the specific provisions to inform discussions on the future direction of multi-stakeholder investment policymaking.