7-8 JUNE 2017 / Tour & Taxis / Brussels

Sustainable Investment

Sustainable investments help to create growth and decent jobs, diversify economies, link them to regional and global value chains, promote regional integration and trade, enhance local economic value and meet social needs. The 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda provide a policy framework for responsible investments that can contribute to achieve sustainable and inclusive development.

In this context, the EU proposed European External Investment Plan (EIP)  sets out a coherent, consistent and integrated approach to catalyse investments in Africa and the Neighbourhood countries. The EIP will improve the way in which public funds are used and the way public authorities and private investors work together on investment projects and creating an enabling business environment.

Investments will mainly be targeted to improve social and economic infrastructure, renewable energies, a climate-resilient green economy and sustainable agriculture. They will also contribute to the improvement of the access to finance and development of micro, and small and medium-sized enterprises. Through a European Fund for Sustainable Development (EFSD), the EIP will offer a guarantee instrument to the private sector to enable them to invest in contexts that are politically more risky than others, and it will address the key factors that enable crowding in private investment where investors would not otherwise go.

Th EIP will include technical assistance to create a broader policy environment to help local authorities and companies develop a higher number of sustainable projects and attract investors. It will also include a range of dedicated thematic, national and regional EU development cooperation programmes, combined with structured dialogue with private and public sector, in order to improve the investment climate and the overall policy environment in the countries concerned.

The instruments available under the EFSD will be offered to all investors through providing integrated services, accessed by a one-stop-shop/ portal.

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