Environmental and Social Policies in Overseas Investments: Progress and Challenges in China (2013)Leung, Denise / Yingzhen Zhao / Ballesteros, Athena / Tao Hu
The face of development finance is changing. China is quickly becoming one of the world’s largest overseas investors, measured by the amount of money it directs overseas. Many of these projects are large-scale, high impact projects involving natural resources. They’re reshaping the relationship between investor and recipient countries, as well as posing opportunities for environmental and social initiatives.
This issue brief analyzes the opportunities and challenges faced by Chinese state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and policy banks as they invest overseas. It provides insights about how to move forward in the development of environmental and social policies as they relate to risk management.
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