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27 April 2018 - In the fourth quarter of 2017, FDI flows reached their lowest level since 2013 (USD 280 billion). Inflows to the OECD decreased by 37%, largely driven by decreases in the United Kingdom and the United States from high levels in 2016. Outflows from the OECD decreased by a more modest 4%.
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This report analyses the evolving privatisation process as part of an effort to ensure an effective corporate governance framework for SOEs. It documents the main findings of the OECD Working Party on State Ownership and Privatisation Practices’ ongoing project on privatisation and broadening of ownership of SOEs.
This report serves as a one-stop-shop of country-by-country, up-to-date information on SOEs’ institutional, legal and governance frameworks.
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State-owned enterprises (SOEs) in the energy sector are major producers of greenhouse gases. But new OECD research shows that they are also driving the growth of renewables, particularly in the electricity sector. Dirk Röttgers and Bill Below of the OECD look at why SOEs must play a more substantial role in steering decarbonisation efforts towards the 2 degree goal.
This annual, multi-stakeholder forum provides the opportunity to review and discuss compliance and implementation of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance, the ICGLR Regional Certification Mechanism and other initiatives to enable responsible mineral supply chains.
The Guidance provides recommendations for responsible mineral supply chains to help companies to respect human rights and avoid contributing to conflict through their mineral or metal purchasing decisions and practices.
The OECD Due Diligence Guidance is being used as the basis and benchmark by many industry initiatives created to ensure the responsible sourcing of minerals. This report presents the findings of a pilot alignment assessment of five industry programmes against the recommendations of the OECD Guidance to gauge the coherence, effectiveness and credibility of these initiatives.
In conflict or high-risk areas, the exploitation of natural mineral resources companies involved in mining and trade in minerals have the potential to generate income, growth and prosperity, but may also be at risk of directly or indirectly fuelling armed conflict, gross violations of human rights, and impeding economic and social development.
It is my honour to welcome you to the OECD today, Minister Meleşcanu, and benefit from your wisdom and rich experience as a senator, statesman, diplomat and scholar.
The G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance provide recommendations on shareholder rights, executive remuneration, financial disclosure, the behaviour of institutional investors and how stock markets should function. Sound corporate governance is seen as an essential element for promoting capital-market based financing and unlocking investment, which are keys to boosting long-term economic growth.