1887

Responsible Business and Sustainable Investment in the Natural Resources Sector in Asia and the Pacific

image of Responsible Business and Sustainable Investment in the Natural Resources Sector in Asia and the Pacific
Natural resources represent a large share of FDI inflows to the Asia-Pacific region. Covered in this study are oil, gas, mining, hydropower, and large tract plantations such as palm oil and rubber (but not agriculture). These sectors share a number of common features relating both to the nature and the social and environmental impacts of FDI. Growing worldwide demand for these finite resources has made them increasingly attractive investment opportunities. Over the past few years, ESCAP has been actively working to support increased implementation of more inclusive and sustainable business practices in the Asia and Pacific region. This study builds on this work by providing a review of the issues, challenges, instruments and tools related to responsible business and sustainable FDI in the natural resources sector in the Asia-Pacific region. The ultimate objective of the study is to promote FDI that brings a satisfactory return on investment for the business or investor and a positive social return on investment for the host country whilst ensuring environmental sustainability.

English

.

Case studies

Mongolia is one of the new great economic frontiers. It is a vast country of merely 2.8 million people, with immense barren landscapes of the Gobi desert and Mongolian steppe. However, below the surface, it has significant copper, gold and coal deposits that have attracted significant inflows of FDI. It also has an interested neighbour, China, in these deposits.

English

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error