Foreign Investments and Public Goalls
Article from: OGEL 5 (2004), in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)
The authors of this background paper were invited by the IEF to address two questions, one rather broad and the other more focused. Their broad mandate was to examine how international investors may be encouraged to invest in energy projects while providing optimal benefits to host countries. Their narrow mandate was to examine how the interests of foreign investors may be reconciled with host governments' concerns about national sovereignty. The paper submitted in response to these questions develops in detail the principal issues related to the real or perceived ...