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Promoting sustainable investment and green trade

  • Le mercredi 22 février 2023 14:00-18:00
  • CCIG, bd du Théâtre 4, Genève
  • Organisation : Trade and Investment promotion, The Geneva Trade Platform in collaboration with CCIG

Reeling from the impact of Covid-19, the war in Ukraine and supply chain disruptions, international trade is in an unprecedented period of flux. The Geneva Trade Platform invites you to join Professor Richard Baldwin, renowned economist and author of “The Globotics Upheaval” and “The Great Convergence”, for a reception and exclusive talk on what businesses should know about the future of international trade.

Programme : 


Welcoming note

- Investment and trade promotion organizations’ focus on SDGs

Vincent Subilia, Director General, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Geneva


Introduction: The role of Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) and Chambers of Commerce (CoCs) in achieving sustainable recovery
(international organizations’ perspective)
- ICC’s Business Charter for Sustainable Development
- Shaping the Forum's Trade and Investment Platform: Outward FDI Toolkit


Panel 1: Investment and Trade Promotion Practices in Switzerland: How to address sustainability challenges, especially those related to climate change? (IPAs and CoCs perspective)
The framework of Switzerland’s sustainable investment and green trade policy: core sustainability objectives
- Fostering FDI in sustainable projects: measures and instruments
- Export promotion strategy: supporting exporters, especially MSMEs, in building resilient supply chains and implementing green business practices
- Innovative solutions in attracting sustainable FDI and enhancing green trade
- Cooperation mechanisms between different investment and trade promotion actors


Coffee break


Panel 2: The role of IPAs and CoCs in supporting the business community to tackle sustainability challenges (corporate perspective)

How are investors incorporating environmental factors into their FDI decisions?
- What is today driving long-term sustainable FDI decisions?
- Swiss CEO Survey reveals: Yes to sustainability, but how?
- Actions needed to better support business transformation towards sustainable practices, especially when expanding internationally

16:15 Q&A


Closing remarks


Networking cocktail


We inform you that photos and/or videos could be taken to immortalize this event.


This event is free for attendees but registration is required