Investment treaties are often thought to be silent on investors’ responsibilities to host societies and on their contributions to sustainable development. This paper establishes a factual and statistical basis for understanding the relationship between investment treaty law and governments’ ability to advance the sustainable development agenda and promote responsible business conduct.
Moscow, Russia - The 2014 Technical Seminar of the OECD Russia Corporate Governance Roundtable focused on the corporate governance of State-owned Enterprises.
There have been inaccurate reports that the OECD has announced an investigation into G4S, a UK company that provides security equipment and services. It is in fact the UK National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines of Multinational Enterprises that is looking at a complaint.
Welcomed by the OECD Secretary-General, more than 60 ministers and high-level participants met to discuss how to integrate principles of responsible business conduct throughout government policies to protect internationally recognised fundamental rights and to ensure good governance, fair regulations, and transparency.
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This statement was adopted by National Contact Points on 25 June 2014 during their 15th Meeting.
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Communiqué adopté à la réunion ministérielle informelle sur la conduite responsable des entreprises qui a eu lieu à l'OCDE le 26 juin 2014.
This Global Forum plays an important role as the tool for on-going dialogue on responsible business conduct. I am pleased to announce that today, Ministers from over 20 countries are coming together to discuss how to integrate responsibility considerations throughout government policies. Their work will contribute to protect internationally recognised fundamental rights and to ensure good governance, fair regulations, and transparency.
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Este folleto contiene información esencial sobre las Líneas Directrices de la OCDE para empresas multinacionales, que en la actualidad constituyen las recomendaciones más exhaustivas aprobadas por los gobiernos sobre la conducta responsable de las empresas.
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La présente brochure contient des informations de base sur les Principes directeurs de l’OCDE à l’intention des entreprises multinationales, qui constituent, à l’heure actuelle, les recommandations les plus exhaustives approuvées par des gouvernements sur la conduite responsable des entreprises.
Available in several languages, this booklet provides basic information about the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the most comprehensive set of government-backed recommendations on responsible business conduct in existence today. Adhering governments aim to encourage the positive contributions MNEs can make to sustainable development and to minimise the difficulties to which their various operations may give rise.