The German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), supported by the OECD, has initiated a study to assess the contribution of small and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs) to due diligence for responsible mineral supply chains. To gather information for this study, SMEs were invited to take part on a confidential survey of due diligence activities by SMEs.
Public comments received on the 2014/2015 Review of the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance
The Principles are being reviewed to ensure their continuing high quality, relevance and usefulness, taking into account recent developments in the corporate sector and capital markets. The OECD invited public comment on the draft revised text. Deadline for comment: Now closed.
This 14th annual report on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises describes the activities undertaken to promote the observance of the Guidelines during the implementation cycle of June 2013-June 2014. This includes work on due diligence in the financial and extractive sectors, as well as along agricultural supply chains, strengthened co-operation with non-adhering countries, the outcomes of the 2nd Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct, as well as the activities of National Contact Points who promote the observance of the Guidelines' principles and standards in the 46 adhering countries.
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A strong legal and regulatory framework, complemented by effective supervision and enforcement, constitutes an integral part of the overall measure required to strengthen corporate governance. This survey is a follow-up to the OECD Asian Roundtable on Corporate Governance report on Reform Priorities in Asia: Taking Corporate Governance to a Higher Level.
26-27 November 2014 – Lusaka, Zambia: This meeting focused on combating corruption and promoting responsible business conduct in SOEs and was followed by a workshop on the governance of SOEs operating in the power generation industry. Participants launched and adopted the Guidelines on the Governance of State-Owned Enterprises in Southern Africa.
The 2014 annual meeting of the OECD Russia Corporate Governance Roundtable took place in Moscow on 19 November and focused on related party transactions, business integrity and the reports on Corporate Governance Code compliance.
Bogota, Colombia - This meeting addressed how to strengthen equity markets through improved corporate governance policies and practices in Latin America.
BIAC has been advising the OECD for over 50 years on policies that should lead to private sector-led growth, and has been actively involved in the B8 and B20 process since its inception.