OECD member governments actively seek to enhance the role of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME), including in the context of development. They are committed to debating this issue with non-OECD countries, inter alia in the context of the OECD Bologna Process, and the Initiative on Investment for Development and its Policy Framework for Investment project. The present document is intended as a contribution by the Investment
The OECD Investment Committee invited consultation partners to provide answers to a list of questions derived from analytical work that looks at some of the generic ethics issues raised by investments in weak governance zones and also contains a case study of investment in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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A recurrent theme of OECD work on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises is that corporate responsibility goes hand-in-hand with government responsibility. The current document summarises the results of a multi-stakeholder dialogue that has sought to provide inputs to an answer on the following central question: Do companies have different roles and responsibilities when operating in weak governance zones, where
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This document reproduces the Report by the Chair of the Annual Meeting of the National Contact Points which was held on 15-16 June 2005. It will form part of the forthcoming publication "Annual Report on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises: 2005 Edition".
This book provides an overview of the main tools and approaches available to enterprises wishing to put the Environment chapter of the OECD Guidelines into practice. Its numerous examples of companies’ experience with these tools show that sound environmental management is an integral part of sound business.
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This article, by the OECD Secretary-General Donald Johnston, describes how the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, a government-backed code of conduct for international business, has become an influential instrument for promoting appropriate standards of behaviour in today’s global economy. It was prepared for a book on Corporate Social Responsibility published by the International Bar Association and Kluwer Law
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This document, by the UN Global Compact and the OECD, seeks to clarify the complementarities and distinctive contributions of these two initiatives.
This comprehensive review of investment policy in Romania assesses the untapped growth potential for foreign investment in Romania, measures the significant progress recently made by Romania to improve its business environment, and identifies the most significant remaining policy challenges. This review was conducted by the OECD prior to inviting Romania to adhere to the OECD Declaration on International Investment and Multinational
Special Focus: Encouraging the contribution of business to the environment. This book provides an account of what the 38 adhering governments have been doing in 2004 to enhance the contribution of the Guidelines to the improved functioning of the global economy.
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Despite a wealth of investment opportunities, the Russian Federation has attracted relatively little foreign direct investment (FDI) and has experienced large-scale capital flight. This phenomenon results from sectoral restrictions on foreign investment and from important institutional factors which also affect domestic businesses. Russia has made significant improvements in its business environment since the last decade, adopting