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Jointly organised by the OECD and ESCAP, this conference focused on the role of governments in supporting and facilitating more sustainable and inclusive business practices in the Asia-Pacific region.
18-19 November 2013 - Swakopmund, Namibia. This meeting will serve to reach a consensus on the Southern African Guidelines on the Governance of State-Owned Enterprises and work towards developing company guidance on anti-corruption and corporate ethics in SOEs.
Participants in this multi-stakeholder meeting reviewed and discussed the implementation of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance and in the 3Ts supply chain to ensure that companies avoid contributing to conflict through their mineral or metal purchasing decisions and practices.
The working paper series on international investment – including policies and trends and the broader implications of multinational enterprise – makes available selected studies by the OECD Investment Committee, OECD Investment Division staff, or by outside consultants working on OECD Investment Committee projects.
English, PDF, 848kb
Many investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) claims are by shareholders for so-called "reflective loss" incurred as a result of injury to “their” company. This paper (i) compares the wide acceptance of such claims in ISDS with their general prohibition in advanced systems of national corporate law; and (ii) analyses policy issues raised by such claims (e.g., risk of double recovery, high legal costs, injury to creditors, etc.).
ASEAN-OECD Investment Programme fosters dialogue and experience sharing between OECD members and ASEAN member states to enhance the investment climate in the region.
Latest statistics for foreign direct investment (FDI) flows and international mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Analysis, trends and forecasts from the OECD using FDI statistics collected.
This review analyses the supervision and enforcement of rules and practices relating to related party transactions, takeover bids and shareholder meetings in 27 jurisdictions and includes in-depth reviews of practices in Brazil, Turkey, and the United States.
This brochure provides basic information about the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the most comprehensive set of government-backed recommendations on responsible business conduct in existence today. The governments that adhere to the Guidelines aim to encourage the positive contributions MNEs can make to sustainable development and to minimise the difficulties to which their various operations may give rise.
In today’s interconnected world economy, corporate behaviour is a complex issue with real social, environmental and economic costs. How can we be sure businesses are behaving?