In April and May 2010, CCSI supported WAIPA to conduct its annual survey. This report, Investment Promotion Agencies and Sustainable FDI: Moving toward the Fourth Generation of Investment Promotion, benchmarks the responses of IPAs regarding sustainable FDI and its four dimensions (economic development, environmental sustainability, social development, governance) and finds, among other things, that these are unevenly addressed by investment promotion strategies and investment incentives. The report also draws attention to the desirability of attracting sustainable FDI, rather than focusing on volume of investment alone.
In 2017, CCSI also helped the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) to conduct its annual survey on FDI and sustainable development among WAIPA member investment promotion agencies (IPAs). The report, The Role of IPAs in Advancing Sustainable Development, finds that that IPAs recognize both the crucial role of FDI in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the role of IPAs for facilitating that sustainable development.
Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment & World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies,
Investment Promotion Agencies and Sustainable FDI: Moving toward the Fourth Generation of Investment Promotion,
Available at: https://scholarship.law.columbia.edu/sustainable_investment_staffpubs/83