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Third High-Level Policy Roundtable on International Investment Policies in Asia: Responsibility and Sustainability

Event | 7 - 9 May 2012 Shanghai, People's Republic of China


This year's roundtable seeks to raise awareness and exchange experiences in promoting environmentally responsible investment policies and support national and international efforts to achieve green growth.


There is a consensus that international investment can contribute to social development and accelerate the transition towards a low-carbon economy. Developing countries in Asia are concerned about attracting investment to meet their development needs and sustain long-term economic growth and innovation. Many countries also see value in mainstreaming Green Economy and responsible business conduct (RBC) considerations into their policy framework for international investment. Policies within the region vary according to country and institutional contexts, but are progressively being adapted to new realities, including the need to fast-track to a low-carbon economy.

However important challenges remain to be addressed in terms of governance, absorption capacity, and macroeconomic management. Therefore efforts in facilitating awareness-raising, knowledge-sharing, and institutional capacity development activities are the key elements in building resilient and solid base for high quality investment in developing countries.

This activity will be a follow-up to the previous two ADBI-OECD High-Level Policy Roundtables held in 2010 and 2011.


The event will cover the following issues:

  • Trends and outlook for investment in Asia
  • Investment policies to mobilize private capital for low-carbon Green Growth
  • Recent trends in the global carbon market
  • Promotion of Responsible Business Conduct in Asia
  • Investment in Green and sustainable industrial park


  • Gain a better understanding of trends in international investment in Asia.
  • Share knowledge of emerging practices in the promotion of international investment for a low-carbon economy.
  • Examine current progress and future development of the global carbon market.
  • Explore policy considerations regarding RBC.
  • Presentation materials and summary of proceedings to be uploaded on ADBI website.


Senior-level government officials from economic planning ministries and ministries in charge of investment from 10-15 developing Asian countries.


English (no interpretation will be provided)


Actively join discussions and share views and experiences.


Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) and Asia-Pacific Finance and Development Center (AFDC), China.