About the Event
The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) and the Oxford Analytica Foundation (OAF) launched A Framework for Constructive Capital: Investment, Integrity, Impact, a new resource that addresses how countries can develop effective policy frameworks to foster Constructive Capital flows. Constructive Capital refers to financial flows that are well governed at the funding source and destination and respond to market opportunity. The report identifies a series of Cornerstones for Constructive Capital and proposes a model for bridging governance gaps through mutually reinforcing linkages between investment, integrity, and impact. The Framework for Constructive Capital can serve as a catalyst for awareness and engagement across a wide range of stakeholders to enhance transparent and accountable financial flows that contribute to building inclusive economies around the world.
At the April 14 launch event, CIPE presented the Framework together with the report’s lead author and OAF Senior Adviser Dr. Isabella D. Bunn and distinguished expert contributors. Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Hung Tran spoke on current foreign direct investment (FDI) trends and risks as they relate to Constructive and Corrosive Capital, and Georgetown Law Professor Don De Amicis discussed capital flows and the need for systemic integrity, including accountability, anti-corruption, transparency, and the rule of law. Attendees also heard from Eric Hontz, Director of CIPE’s new Center for Accountable Investment, who discussed how the Framework will be advanced through CIPE’s work. CIPE Executive Director Andrew Wilson delivered opening remarks, and Global Programs Director Anna Kompanek moderated the panel discussion.
About the Speakers
Dr. Isabella D. Bunn
- Senior Advisor, Oxford Analytica Foundation
- Member, Oxford Analytica International Advisory Council
- Research Fellow in Governance and Global Ethics, University of Oxford
- Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council GeoEconomic Center
- Former Executive Managing Director, Institute of International Finance Former
- Deputy Director, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, International Monetary Fund
Prof. Don De Amicis
- Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
- Co-Director, Center on Transnational Business and the Law
- Former Vice President and General Counsel, Overseas Private Investment Corporation
- Executive Director, Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
- Director – Center for Accountable Investment, Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
- Director – Global Programs, Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
About the Organizations
The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) is a core institute of the National Endowment for Democracy and a non-profit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. CIPE’s mission is to strengthen democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. Founded in 1983, CIPE partners with local business associations, chambers of commerce, universities, think tanks and advocacy groups worldwide to implement innovative, cost-effective, business-led solutions to complex policy and governance challenges. Currently CIPE has more than 300 programs or grants in more than 80 countries.
The Oxford Analytica Foundation offers interdisciplinary research and thought leadership on current developments and emerging trends at the national and international levels. In so doing, it aspires to elevate the quality of decision-making and action on questions of social and economic significance. The in-house team offers exceptional and diverse experience, skills, networks and expertise across the private, academic and non-profit sector, and a unique ability to convene and inform change-makers. OAF supports the strategic planning and implementation of projects across a range of themes linked to the Sustainable Development Goals, including rule of law, sustainable development, corporate responsibility, and environmental conservation.