James X Zhan is director of investment and enterprise at UNCTAD. He leads the team of the World Investment Report and is editor-in-chief of the Transnational Corporations journal. He also chairs the governing board of the UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative.
Global value chains will undergo substantive transformation in the decade ahead, reshaping the global trade and investment landscape. James X Zhan, head of investment and enterprise at UNCTAD, identifies the five major drivers of these changes.