With the world economy stuck in a low growth equilibrium, this is an opportune time to push responsibility to the forefront of our economies, to help put us on the path to stronger, greener and more inclusive growth.
This blog post John Morrison, Executive Director of the Institute for Human Rights and Business, discusses what the social responsibilities of sporting events should be and argues for greater oversight and due diligence at every stage of the mega-sporting events delivery process.
This blog post discusses how the UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework, introduced in February 2015, help companies provide evidence of how they are conducting human rights due diligence: the process of assessing and addressing their human rights impacts, and tracking and communicating how well they do so.
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OECD work suggests that Slovenia’s model for economic growth has suffered from both corporate governance weaknesses and heavy reliance on state involvement in the economy. Despite some recent privatisation efforts, Slovenia’s degree of state ownership in the economy remains one of the highest in the OECD,
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The Japanese economy has for many years been characterised by a low corporate return on equity. Increasing returns requires better corporate governance that improves investment and the use of corporate resources, including cash holdings.
The OECD’s Annual Meeting at Ministerial Level reinforced member governments’ support across a broad range of key OECD work.
An updated version of the Policy Framework for Investment (PFI) was released in 2015. The update reflects new global economic fundamentals that have emerged over the last 10 years and takes into account the numerous lessons learnt through the use of the PFI, particularly in developing and emerging economies.
The Policy Framework for Investment (PFI) is a non-prescriptive tool for improving investment policy for development. It helps governments to design and implement policy reforms to create a truly attractive, robust and competitive environment for domestic and foreign investment.
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This compilation of blogs written about the social, economic, and policy aspects of international investment. This compilation was prepared for the OECD's 2015 Ministerial Council Meeting.
Reviews were launched in 2014 and are close to completion. The texts of the revised draft Principles and Guidelines are expected to be approved by the Corporate Governance Committee in May 2015.