IAESV member Tuan Luong participated in the 2nd Roundtable on Investment and Sustainable Development that took place in October at the OECD in Paris.

The Roundtable is central to OECD’s efforts in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with the aim to develop new forms of OECD engagement that support policy coherence and maximise the role of private investment as a catalyst for sustainable development. The second Roundtable fostered policy discussions and critical thinking through the active participation of a wide range of participants, from government, international organisations, business, labour and civil society, as well as academics from academia and think-tanks.

Tuan Luong was panel member for a session looking at FDI for productivity and innovation. The session explored the role of policy, at different levels of government, in leveraging FDI for productivity and innovation. It questioned who are the key institutional players involved in these policies? And what are factors that allow SMEs to harness the benefits that FDI can provide?