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This article covers trends in foreign direct investment throughout the 1980s and 1990s and the policy developments that have accompanied these trends. It also discusses the impact of FDI on the three pillars of sustainable development - economic growth, environmental protection and social development, the response of firms to increased public concerns regarding sustainability, how these responses can contribute to sustainable
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This statement was made by Mr Seiichi Kondo, Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD, on the occasion of the MEDEF Symposium on the Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises held in Paris on 19 June 2001.
19 June 2001. Paris, France. One year after adopting the revised OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the National Contact Points held a Roundtable discussion on the relationship between the Guidelines and other ...
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
After the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1992, the Russian Federation promptly proceeded with initial economic reform measures and privatisation programmes which were largely completed by 1994. Despite the creation of a basic corporate sector, many structural reforms remained incomplete, limiting inflows of foreign investment. Following the financial crisis in 1998, Russia has been in a period of stabilisation and is now showing
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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.
Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, 5-6 April 2001. This Conference on Foreign Direct Investment in the Caribbean Basin and Latin America was co-organised by the OECD and the Government of the Netherlands Antilles.
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This paper explores the many ways OECD governments have shaped private corporate initiatives.
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This paper describes the management tools companies use to make good on the commitments set forth in their codes of conduct.
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This paper summarises the results of a fact-finding mission to which looked at private initiatives in the area of corporate responsibility -- that is, at what companies do to promote legal and ethical compliance.