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  • 24-April-2015

    English

    Rethinking due diligence practices in the apparel supply chain

    Two years ago today, the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka collapsed, killing over 1,100 people and injuring another 2,500. The dead and injured were garment workers. This blog post looks at due diligence in the apparel supply chain.

  • 15-April-2015

    English

    Legislation on responsible business conduct must reinforce the wheel, not reinvent it

    This article by Roel Nieuwenkamp talks about the trend of hardening of soft law in the domain of responsible business conduct. It argues that legislative proposals related to existing international instruments should not seek to reinvent the wheel, but to reinforce it. Existing instruments that are widely recognised and proven to be effective and reasonable should represent a foundation for their legally-binding counterparts.

  • 13-April-2015

    English

    Holding business to account

    The promotion of responsible business conduct has taken an important step forward with the launch of a new reporting framework. Businesses now have no excuse for not explaining how they’re meeting their human rights obligations.

  • 24-March-2015

    English

    Responsible gold also means supporting livelihoods of artisanal miners

    Today the discourse on “conflict minerals” has changed. It’s not just about conflict-free, it's about promoting responsible sourcing of minerals from conflict areas, despite the challenges. This blog discusses the urgent need to create responsible supply chains of artisanal gold, and support the livelihoods of miners in the informal gold industry, and how OECD guidance can help companies do this.

  • 13-February-2015

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    The Dark Horse, The Paper Tiger and Chicken Little: Lessons from the OECD Foreign Bribery Report

    One of the more startling findings in the OECD Foreign Bribery Report, is that some level of corporate management was involved in over 50% of the cases sanctioned. This paper by Leah Ambler, published in the Journal of Business Compliance (01/2015), examines what went wrong and why from a corporate governance and compliance perspective.

  • 13-November-2014

    English

    Business and the G20: Momentum for reform must be a priority

    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.

  • 27-mai-2013

    Français

    Traçabilité : l’étalon d’Achille

    Le scandale alimentaire de la viande de cheval dans les plats préparés, qui a récemment agité tout le continent européen, a mis en évidence la complexité et le manque de transparence de notre chaîne alimentaire mais aussi, et surtout, les limites du droit européen de l’alimentation.

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  • 17-mai-2013

    Français

    Des conseils d’administration en transition

    Ces dernières années, les affaires sur les pratiques douteuses des entreprises se multiplient. Il fut un temps où elles n’auraient pas laissé de trace dans la conscience collective. Mais dans notre monde interconnecté, les consommateurs et autres acteurs sont plus exigeants vis-à-vis de ce qu’ils jugent admissible dans le comportement des entreprises.

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  • 23-avril-2012

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    Vaincre la crise : le rôle de l'OCDE et du G20

    Comment pourrai-je trouver un emploi ? Mes enfants auront-ils accès à une éducation digne de ce nom ? Ma retraite me permettra-t-elle de subvenir à mes besoins ? Ces questions taraudent tout un chacun, mais dans un univers interdépendant et mondialisé, qui se charge de les résoudre ?

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  • 10-octobre-2011

    Français

    Une question de confiance

    Comment être certain que le jouet acheté pour l’anniversaire de son enfant est sûr ? Que son argent est en sécurité à la banque ? Que l’argent versé aux impôts ne sera pas gaspillé ? La réponse tient en un mot : la confiance – mais que se passe-t-il quand la confiance est brisée ?

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