Guidelines for multinational enterprises

Investment for green growth


Making investment and environment policy goals mutually supportive creates both challenges and opportunities for governments and other stakeholders. The OECD analyses key issues of the relationship between investment and environment to help policy makers address these challenges and opportunities.

In focus

Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth


OECD Centre on Green Finance and Investment


OECD Project on Growth, Investment and the Low-carbon Transition


Aligning policies for a low-carbon economy 

Investment in clean energy infrastructure

The government role in mobilising investment and innovation in renewable energy


What's holding back investment and innovation in renewable energ?


Mobilising investment opportunities in clean energy infrastructure 


Policy guidance for investment in clean energy infrastructure


Clean Energy Investment Policy Review of Jordan


OECD Working Papers

The empirics of enabling investment and innovation in renewable energy, 2017

Institutional Investors and Green Infrastructure Investments, 2013

Towards green investment policy framework: The Case of Low-Carbon, Climate-Resilient Infrastructure, 2012

The Role of Institutional Investors in Financing Clean Energy, 2012

Defining and Measuring Green Investments: Implications for Institutional Investors’ Asset Allocations, 2012

Corporate greenhouse gas emmission: a stocktaking of government schemes, 2012

Defining and measuring green FDI: and exploratory review of existing work and evidence, 2011

Investment policy reviews with environment chapters





Private sector participation in water infrastructure

This practical guidance has been developed for governments wishing to engage the private sector in water infrastructure. Presented in the form of a Checklist for Public Action, the guidance provides a coherent set of policy directions addressing the allocation of roles, risks and responsibilities, and the framework conditions for optimising private sector participation.

Transition to a low carbon economy: Public goals and corporate practices

This publication surveys responsible business practices addressing climate change and driving the shift to a low-carbon economy. It summarises policies, regulations and other instruments in support of a low-carbon economy in OECD countries and emerging economies, and analyses corporate responses to these drivers.  


Harnessing freedom of investment for green growth

This report addresses how the international investment policy community can help countries achieve green growth. It focuses on the relationship between international environmental law and international investment law; investment treaty practices and environmental goals; investor-state dispute settlement; green protectionism; and the contribution of investment and business to greening the economy. 

FDI-Environment relationship in the mining sector

Foreign direct investment (FDI) is one of the forces fostering closer economic interdependence among countries. The rapid increase in FDI flows has generated considerable debate about its environmental and social implications in host countries.

Foreign Direct Investment and the Environment: Lessons from the Mining Sector examines the FDI-environment relationship in the mining sector and identifies emerging best practices. It looks at the key elements of the policy and institutional frameworks that guide investors’ environmental behaviour and the emerging role of voluntary commitments by enterprises to safeguard the environment.


Encouraging the positive contribution of business to environment

Session on corporate climate change reporting, 2015 Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct 

2004 Annual Report on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises 

Environment and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises



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