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23-June-2008

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Selected Initiatives and Instruments Relevant to Corporate Social Responsibility

An overview of the unique status and characteristics of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles Concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy and the UN Global Compact. These instruments complement privately-developed corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives and are key expressions of the broader systems of public and private governance from which the private

20-June-2008

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International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) Annual Conference

In his opening remarks delivered at the ICGN conference, Mr. Gurría noted that the recent global financial crisis and the ensuing impact on global economic confidence and growth prospects had highlighted the great relevance of corporate governance, and the key contribution it can make to stabili

20-June-2008

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Argentina - Phase 2: Report on Implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

Argentina should promptly establish effective liability and sanctions for companies for the offence of foreign bribery and significantly improve its capacity to investigate and prosecute the offence, according to a new report by the OECD Working Group on Bribery.

18-June-2008

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Challenges Related to Financial Guarantee Insurance

Traditionally, bond insurers have provided guarantees of payments on municipalbonds, where defaults have been very limited. But since the late 1990s they havebecome increasingly involved as guarantors of elements of various structuredfinancial products: in particular, the credit enhancements provided by theseentities have played an important role in making securities based on sub-primeloans attractive to a wide range of investors. It

5-June-2008

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OECD Declaration on Sovereign Wealth Funds and Recipient Country Policies

On the occasion of the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting in Paris on 4-5 June 2008, Ministers adopted the OECD Declaration on SWFs and Recipient Country Policies.

30-May-2008

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Survey of Implementation of Methodological Standards for Direct Investment (SIMSDI)

Launched in May 1997 and most recently updated in 2008, this survey is a comprehensive study on the metadata for foreign direct investment (FDI) statistics. It provides information on methodological practices of individual countries as well as the data sources they use and their data collection and dissemination methods.

27-May-2008

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Transparency and predictability for investment policies addressing national security concerns: A survey of practices

Transparency is the cornerstone of a well-functioning regulatory process. Countries participating in the “Freedom of Investment” project have exchanged experiences and ideas about the transparency and predictability of security-related reviews of foreign investment proposals. This paper summarises the findings of these discussions.

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27-May-2008

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Proportionality of security-related investment instruments: A survey of practices

Proportionality is one of the three principles that participants in the “Freedom of Investment, National Security and ‘Strategic’ Industries” project agreed should guide investment policy measures addressing national security concerns. This paper aims to support dialogue about proportionality at the OECD Roundtables on Freedom of Investment, as well as summarising responses to a questionnaire on proportionality.

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27-May-2008

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Protection of 'critical infrastructure' and the role of investment policies relating to national security

The OECD Freedom of Investment project provides a forum for discussing how governments can reconcile their duty to safeguard the essential security interests of their people with the need to protect and expand an open international investment system. Critical infrastructure has received special attention in recent changes to national investment policies in some countries. This paper reviews the role of investment policies in broader

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22-May-2008

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The OECD Steering Group on Corporate Governance continues dialogue with alternative investors

The regulatory framework should allow the developments of shareholders’ activism and any intervention aimed at addressing specific policy issue should be informed by careful analysis about the nature of the issue and about the costs and benefits of proposed policy actions.

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