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  • 18-June-2015

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    Report on the impact of investment restrictive measures on investment

    At the request of the G20, this report analyses the nature of the stock of protectionist measures introduced since the global financial crisis and their impact on trade and investment.

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  • 18-June-2015

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    Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct

    This Global Forum is held to strengthen international dialogue on responsible business conduct and provide a ‌‌‌platform to exchange views on how to do well while doing no harm in an effort to contribute to sustainable development and enduring social progress. The 2015 Global Forum will focus on showcasing concrete examples of action and results-oriented solutions from efforts on the ground.

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  • 16-June-2015

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    Striving for excellence – international sporting events we can be proud of

    This blog post John Morrison, Executive Director of the Institute for Human Rights and Business, discusses what the social responsibilities of sporting events should be and argues for greater oversight and due diligence at every stage of the mega-sporting events delivery process.

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  • 16-June-2015

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    Investment promotion in Chile

    Chile's Foreign Investment Committee (CIEChile) and the OECD are partnering to improve CIEChile's role as an investment promotion agency, enabling the country to attract more and better investment.

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  • 15-June-2015

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    Freedom of investment at the OECD

    International investment spurs prosperity and economic development in home and recipient countries. Policy coordination helps governments resist protectionist pressures and develop effective policies. The OECD's Freedom of Investment process brings together some 55 governments from around the world to exchange information and experiences on investment policies at regular roundtables.

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  • 15-June-2015

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    Report on G20 investment measures taken between 2 April 2009 and 15 May 2015

    This report by OECD and UNCTAD compiles G20 investment measures taken between 2 April 2009 and 15 May 2015.

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  • 14-June-2015

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    As demands for better human rights reporting grow fast, help is at hand

    This blog post discusses how the UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework, introduced in February 2015, help companies provide evidence of how they are conducting human rights due diligence: the process of assessing and addressing their human rights impacts, and tracking and communicating how well they do so.

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  • 9-June-2015

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    Investment Insights

    Investment Insights publishes original research and analysis on current international investment issues. Articles are published under the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OECD or those of its member governments.

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  • 9-June-2015

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    Overcoming barriers to international investment in clean energy, Investment Insights - June 2015

    Protectionism and local content requirements are holding back investment in clean energy and thus undermining the fight against climate change. This Investment Insights puts forward policy options for mobilising investment in clean energy and restoring order and confidence in international markets.

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  • 9-June-2015

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    Overcoming Barriers to International Investment in Clean Energy

    The perceived potential of clean energy to support employment in the post-crisis recovery context has led several OECD and emerging economies to design green industrial policies aimed at protecting domestic manufacturers, notably through local-content requirements (LCRs). These typically require solar or wind developers to source a specific share of jobs, components or costs locally. Such requirements have been designed or implemented in the solar- and wind-energy sectors in at least 21 countries, including 16 OECD countries and emerging economies, mostly since 2009.

    Empirical evidence gathered in this report shows however that LCRs have actually hindered international investment across the solar PV and wind-energy value chains, by increasing the cost of inputs for downstream activities. This report also takes stock of other measures that can restrict international investment in solar PV and wind energy, such as trade remedies and technical barriers. This report provides policy makers with evidence-based analysis to guide their decisions in designing clean-energy support policies.

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