Católica Global School of Law and the European Society of International Law will be hosting the Conference 'Socially Responsible Foreign Investment under International Law' on 24 and 25 October 2019.
From the perspective of a private entity, the main purpose of investing abroad is to obtain increased financial returns because of favourable production conditions and business opportunities in the host country. As such, the promotion of certain social goods is not the responsibility of foreign investors. However, host States may always condition foreign investments on the respect of certain rules and commitments aimed at the preservation or promotion of common goods they consider socially desirable. These social goods can be local or global – in any case, they usually have a cost for the foreign investors who will make their investment decision by considering it.
The convenors of the conference welcome the submission of papers on this theme until the 15th of April. Call for Papers