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“Kazakhstan: Year-Long Effort Leads to First-in-Region Adoption of ESG Reporting Standards” – CG Updates Newsletter – January-March 2018 – IFC – June 7, 2018

On June 7, 2018 the International Finance Corporation (IFC) published the January-March 2018 edition of its Corporate Governance Updates Newsletter.  The newsletter reports that in March 2018 a year-long effort in Kazakhstan led to the country becoming the first in the Central Asia to adopt ESG reporting standards. “In a first for the Eastern Europe […]

“World Investment Report 2018” – UNCTAD – June 7, 2018

On June 7, 2018 the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) announced the release of the World Investment Report 2018. Key messages include the following: “FDI flows to transition economies declined by 27 per cent, to $47 billion.  The second lowest level since 2005. The decline reflects geopolitical uncertainties and sluggish investment in natural […]