The success of international production networks and the strengthened role of investment as a driver of trade and growth are 21st century economic realities. However, societal unease with international investment is much evident in political debates.Through this initiative, the business community comes together with government to design and advance forward-looking investment reforms. Business, government and civil society leaders find the project essential for keeping up to date on the fast evolving investment landscape. The project helps them understand global opportunities and risks from changes to investment policies and shape the global investment policy agenda. The project receives financial support both from business and from the government of the Netherlands.
The project aims to reshape global business and government thinking on trade and investment risks and opportunities. The project will develop public-private delivery coalitions to drive reform at the cutting edge of trade and investment policy and practice. Building on a detailed set of proposals launched by the community in 2016 (www.e15initiative.org), the project will test and advance the most commercially-impactful options through linking international governance platforms to on-the-ground production and supply chain realities.