Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 03/2015

The Road to Responsible investment Treaties

Roel Nieuwenkamp Kimmo Sinivuori

November 2014

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment


This Perspective proposes the integration of responsible business conduct through international investment agreements while protecting the interests of investors against maltreatment. Investment treaties can promote the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights by introducing carefully drafted clauses in new treaties.