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  • 28-April-2020

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  • 22-April-2020


    El COVID-19 y la Conducta Empresarial Responsable

    La crisis de COVID-19 ha impactado la economía, las personas y el planeta. La adopción de un enfoque de conducta empresarial responsable en las respuestas gubernamentales y empresariales frente a la crisis, generará beneficios a corto y largo plazo, como una mayor capacidad de recuperación, una distribución más justa e inclusiva de los beneficios de las medidas de recuperación y una contribución más fuerte al desarrollo sostenible.

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  • 16-April-2020


    COVID-19 and Responsible Business Conduct

    This reviews the challenges the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis presents for business behaviour and outlines initial responses by governments and companies. It describes the rationale and method for adopting a responsible business conduct approach to address the crisis and sets down the potential short-term and long-term benefits of such an approach.

  • 7-April-2020


    Forum on responsible mineral supply chains

    CANCELLED - 7-9 April 2020 - We regret to inform you that due to recent developments with respect to the coronavirus (Covid-19) and in order to ensure the health and safety of any guests to the OECD, the OECD leadership has decided to cancel the Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains scheduled to take place on 7-9 April 2020.

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  • 19-March-2020


    OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct

    The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises recommend that enterprises conduct due diligence in order to identify, prevent or mitigate and account for how actual and potential adverse impacts are addressed. This Due Diligence Guidance provides practical support to enterprises by providing plain language explanations of due diligence recommendations and associated provisions.

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  • 16-March-2020


    Conference on business responsibilities and investment treaties

    Postponed until further notice - The 6th annual OECD Investment Treaty Conference will explore how governments are integrating policies relating to business responsibilities into their trade and investment treaties, and potential policy options.

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  • 13-mars-2020


    Déclaration du Groupe de Travail sur la Conduite Responsable des Entreprises

    13/03/2020 - Le Groupe de travail de l’OCDE sur la conduite responsable des entreprises exprime sa profonde préoccupation face à des incidents allégués de pressions abusives exercées sur ceux qui saisissent les Points de contact nationaux pour la conduite responsable des entreprises.

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  • 10-March-2020


    Implementing the OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises: Review of Recent Developments

    The OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises have provided an internationally agreed benchmark to help governments assess and improve the way they exercise their ownership functions since 2005. This report documents changes in state ownership and SOE governance in both OECD and partner economies and assesses the extent to which the Guidelines have served as a 'roadmap for reform' in individual countries since 2015, following the most recent update of the Guidelines. Drawing on practices in up to 31 jurisdictions, it covers organising the state enterprise ownership function; safeguarding a level playing field between SOEs and private businesses; equitable treatment of shareholders and other investors; stakeholder relations and responsible business; transparency and disclosure practices; and professionalising boards of directors. The report supports policy makers by facilitating greater awareness and more effective implementation of the Guidelines.
  • 27-February-2020


    Systemic Thinking for Policy Making - The Potential of Systems Analysis for Addressing Global Policy Challenges in the 21st Century

    We live in a period of profound systemic change, and as in similar periods in the past, there is bound to be considerable instability and uncertainty before the new society and economy take shape. We have to identify actions that will shape change for the better, and help to build resilience to the inevitable shocks inherent in, and generated by, the complex system of systems constituted by the economy, society and the environment. These challenges require updating the way policies are devised and implemented, and developing more realistic tools and techniques to design those policies on the basis of appropriate data. In Systemic Thinking for Policy Making world experts from the OECD and International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) pool their expertise and experience to propose new approaches to analysing the interconnected trends and issues shaping today’s and tomorrow’s world. The authors argue that to tackle planetary emergencies linked to the environment, the economy and socio-political systems, we have to understand their systemic properties, such as tipping points, interconnectedness and resilience. They give the reader a precise introduction to the tools and techniques needed to do so, and offer hope that we can overcome the challenges the world is facing.
  • 18-February-2020


    Corporate Bond Market Trends, Emerging Risks and Monetary Policy

    18/02/2020 - After a return to more expansionary monetary policies in early 2019, the world’s non-financial corporations borrowed an additional USD 2.1 trillion in the form of corporate bonds. Adding this to the unprecedented build-up of corporate bond debt since 2008 means that the global outstanding stock of non-financial corporate bonds at the end of 2019 reached an all-time high of USD 13.5 trillion. Read the full report.

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