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Private initiatives for corporate responsibility have been a major development in international management over the last twenty years. The initiatives include issuance of codes of business conduct, implementation of management systems and broader efforts to improve business accountability. Yet, there is little agreement about what these initiatives mean or how effective they are.
The OECD project on corporate responsibility seeks to
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The CIME has just completed a major study of private initiatives for corporate responsibility using databases covering over two thousand organisations based in thirty countries. Voluntary initiatives in the area of corporate responsibility are a significant trend in international business in recent years. This report to Ministers outlines the key findings of the study.
A list of frequently asked questions relating to corporate responsibility.
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September 1999. This paper provides an analytical summary of the discussions on Corporate Responsibilities and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises ...
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17 May 1999. This document provides a broad indication of the issues to be addressed in the Review of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
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This paper by Stilpon Nestor and Ladan Mahboobi discusses the development of the public policy debate on the ownership and control of utilities and the case for their privatisation.
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Chile is a significant host for foreign direct investment (FDI) in South America, especially given the relatively small size of its economy. The attraction of Chile to foreign investors lies not only in its resource abundance but also in its tradition of openness to foreign investment. Chilean policies towards inward investment generally conform to OECD standards, and the country has been a trailblazer within Latin America in terms of