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15
Sep
2014
Global Summit on Emerging Market Investment Strategies: New Pathways for Green Growth

Photo: GIZ, David Ausserhoffer

Photo: GIZ, David Ausserhoffer

On 15-16 September 2014 the Economic Policy Forum (EPF) and the Emerging Market Multinationals Network for Sustainability (EMM) held their first joint Global Summit in Berlin, Germany on “Emerging Market Investment Strategies: New Pathways for Green Growth“. More than 70 representatives of think tanks, multinational enterprises and policy makers from 17 countries discussed policy recommendations and business models for sustainable investment in and from emerging economies. Senior experts and policy analysts from EPF member think tanks from Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, China, India, Russia and Germany participated in panel discussions, round tables and Design Thinking formats.

Main topics discussed were voluntary standards and frameworks in different business sectors such as mining, the automotive or the raw materials sector as well as policy frameworks and business challenges for green inbound and outbound foreign direct investment (FDI). Representatives from OECD, the social entrepreneurs’ network Ashoka and CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project) presented sustainability guidelines and innovative business models for multinational companies.

Photo: GIZ, David Ausserhoffer

Photo: GIZ, David Ausserhoffer

Participants from both sides – business and policy-making – appreciated the innovative format of the event showing that think tanks and companies often share the same challenges in finding solutions. Paulo Boneff, Senior Social Responsibility Analyst from the Brazilian steel company Gerdau stated: “The high quality of the presented approaches for sustainable investments from business and policy side made this event stand out.” Lesley Wentworth from the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) highlighted that for many think tanks meeting business representatives was a rare opportunity and that it “joined knowledge from both sides”.

The Summit offered wide space for fruitful exchange and food for thought on joint approaches to green policy and business solutions. It was also the first step to a closer collaboration between EMM and EPF.

Common goals of the two networks include strengthening evidence-based policy-making for green growth and supporting green business model innovation, thereby contributing to solutions for the global sustainability agenda.
For further impressions please see our photo gallery.

Summit Presentations

Below you find all the presentations held at the summit.

Session A: Incentivizing Investments in Emerging Economies – Country Perspectives on Policy Frameworks, Business Challenges and Opportunities

Summit 2014_Session A_Larroulet

Summit 2014_Session A_Quintella

Session B: Investment Patterns and Incentives from Emerging Economies – Country Perspectives on Policy Frameworks, Business Challenges and Opportunities

Summit 2014_Session B_Anand

Summit 2014_Session B_Chen Lin

Summit 2014_Session B_Simonsen

Summit 2014_Session B_Spigarelli

Session C: Toward Environmental Sustainability of Investments in Emerging Economies – Country and Business Cases for Innovation

Summit 2014_Session C_complete

Session D: Toward Environmental Sustainability of Investments Abroad – Country and Business Cases for Innovation

Summit 2014_Session D_de Sousa

Summit 2014_Session D_Fonseca

Summit 2014_Session D_Miranda

Summit 2014_Session D_Prätorius

Session E: Supporting Green Business Model Innovation – The Ashoka Full Citizenship Initiative and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

Summit 2014_Session E_Ashoka

Session F: Carbon Disclosure for Sustainable Growth

Summit 2014_Session F_CDP

Showcasing Results of EMM/EPF Members’ Sustainability Efforts and Identifying Opportunities for Future Joint Actions

Session G: Automotive / Manufacturing Sector

Summit 2014_Session G_complete

Session H: Mining / Raw Materials

Summit 2014_Session H_Boneff

Summit 2014_Session H_Zhao

Summit 2014_Session H_Kochen

Summit 2014_Session H_Mining

Summit 2014_Session H_Saad

Session I: Food / Energy Sector

Summit 2014_Session I_complete

Summit 2014_Session I_Saran

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