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28/10/2019 - In the first half of 2019, global FDI flows decreased by 20% compared to the last half of 2018, to USD 572 billion. FDI flows dropped by 5% to USD 361 billion in Q1 2019 and by 42% to USD 210 billion in Q2 2019.
Using firm-level ownership information from the 10 000 largest listed companies in the world, this report provides unique comparative data about who their owners are and how they own. It presents a global overview of ownership of different categories of investors and cross-border ownership as well as the degree of ownership concentration at the company level.
The Guidelines on Anti-Corruption and Integrity in State-Owned Enterprises are the first international instrument to offer the state, in its role as an enterprise owner, support in fighting corruption and promoting integrity in state-owned enterprises (SOEs).
This paper takes a critical look at how blockchain technology is currently being developed and used to advance due diligence in supply chains. It includes considerations for how responsible business conduct objectives can be integrated into emerging blockchain initiatives in a consistent and effective way.
The annual reports on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises provide an account of the actions the adhering governments have taken over the previous 12 months to enhance the contribution of the guidelines to the improved functioning of the global economy.
Generating trust is a key factor for establishing conditions of economic development, including the efficient allocation of capital, innovation, productivity and business relationships. This initiative is a platform for leaders to catalyse good corporate conduct, examine market incentives for business decision-making and respond to the expectations of society in meeting current and future challenges.
This Network was created in 2011 to enhance the governance of State-Owned Enterprises in the region through an ongoing exchange of experience and knowledge on SOE governance policies. It is jointly organised by the OECD and the CAF Latin American Development Bank.
The Factbook provides up-to-date information about the institutional, legal and regulatory frameworks for corporate governance across 49 jurisdictions worldwide. It complements the G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance and can be used by governments, regulators and the private sector to compare their own frameworks with those of other countries and also to get information on practices in specific jurisdictions.
Progress Report on National Contact Points for Responsible Business Conduct released at the 2019 OECD’s Ministerial Council Meeting in Paris addresses the need for more government support and resources to ensure that National Contact Points for Responsible Business Conduct (NCPs) reach their full potential.