Fighting for Pro-FDI Policies at the OECD

Shaun Donnelly, USCIB’s vice president for investment and financial services, led the a team of representatives from BIAC, the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD, at last week’s “stakeholder” consultations with  the OECD Investment Committee in Paris.

Sparring with trade union and NGO representatives, who also have stakeholder status at the OECD, Donnelly urged OECD member governments to adopt consistent, predictable pro-investment policies and to speak up forcefully on behalf of the unique contributions of foreign direct investment to economic growth, competitiveness and jobs.

Donnelly highlighted the importance of high-standard international investment agreements, including provisions for arbitration and investor/state dispute settlement to resolve major investment problems. The BIAC team strongly encouraged the OECD secretariat and member governments to give a higher priority and greater visibility to its pro-investment policy efforts in the overall OECD work program.

Staff contact: Shaun Donnelly

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Staff Contact:   Shaun Donnelly

VP, Investment and Financial Services
Tel: 202.682.1221

Shaun Donnelly oversees USCIB’s work on foreign investment policy, treatment of multinational enterprises, financial services and anti-corruption. A career diplomat who has held several senior executive branch posts and joined USCIB in 2011, Donnelly leads business efforts to open markets abroad for American investment and financial services, and to promote high standards of protection for cross-border investment, both in the United States and overseas.
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