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Making investment and environment policy goals mutually supportive creates both challenges and opportunities for governments and other stakeholders. The OECD analyses key issues of the relationship between investment and environment to help policy makers address these challenges and opportunities.
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.
The 2013 Annual Report describes the activities undertaken to promote the observance of the Guidelines during the implementation cycle of June 2012-June 2013. This includes the launch of the Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct (RBC), the establishment of a Working Party on RBC, and the elaboration of a robust multi-stakeholder proactive agenda to promote the observance of the principles and standards found in the Guidelines.
As the demand for food increases, agriculture will continue to attract investment and new actors may be confronted with ethical dilemmas and find it difficult to implement responsible business conduct in their practices. In this context the OECD and the FAO are working together to develop a practical guidance to help investors identify and avoid infringing widely-supported principles of responsible business conduct in the sector.
A list of statements or press releases issued by National Contact Points relating to specific instances which have arisen in the implementation of the Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises until July 2013.
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This final report on the one-year pilot implementation of the OECD Guidance focuses on how upstream companies implement due diligence in the supply chains of tin, tantalum, and tungsten, especially as the due diligence relates to minerals potentially sourced from Africa’s Great Lakes Region.
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This final report on the one-year pilot implementation of the OECD Guidance focuses on how companies implement due diligence in the supply chains of tin, tantalum, and tungsten, especially as the due diligence relates to minerals potentially sourced from Africa’s Great Lakes Region.
The 2012 annual report on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises provides an account of the actions taken by the adhering governments over the 12 months to June 2012 to enhance the contribution of the Guidelines to the improved functioning of the global economy and focuses on how NCPs are working to improve their mediation skills.
This guidance addresses the unique due diligence challenges posed by gold, such as its intrinsic high-value and fungible nature, the non-linear structure of its supply chain, and its multiple downstream uses.
This database gathers detailed historical statistics on international direct investment to and from the OECD area. Data are broken down by geographical zone and industrial sector for direct investment flows and stocks.