Speeches / Presentations


  • 18-June-2015

    English

    Third Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct

    With the world economy stuck in a low growth equilibrium, this is an opportune time to push responsibility to the forefront of our economies, to help put us on the path to stronger, greener and more inclusive growth.

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  • 26-June-2014

    English

    Moving beyond rhetoric: Responsibility in practice

    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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  • 26-June-2013

    English

    Making Responsible Business Conduct Everyone’s Business

    Without propriety, integrity, transparency and the engagement of all stakeholders, markets cannot function well. Governments must protect fundamental rights and ensure good governance, fair regulations and transparency, while businesses must acknowledge that operating globally also implies a responsibility for their impact locally.

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  • 5-juin-2013

    Français

    Déclaration du Secrétaire général concernant les événements survenus au Bangladesh

    L’OCDE est profondément attristée par la tragédie de l’effondrement du Rana Plaza qui s’est produite au Bangladesh. Nous sommes de tout cœur avec ceux qui sont concernés par cette catastrophe.

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  • 6-June-2012

    English

    New guidelines to Multinational Enterprises and the OECD Anti-bribery Convention

    The economic crisis that started in 2007 gave rise to a crisis of legitimacy and a widespread collapse of trust in markets, in firms, and in the governance of our economies. We need to build up that trust again and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention are essential tools for fighting bribery and promoting responsible corporate behaviour.

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  • 23-June-2010

    English

    OECD is a partner of the UN Global Compact

    Speaking at the Ministerial Session of the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit in New York, OECD Deputy Secretary-General Richard Boucher highlights the complementary roles played by the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the UN Global Compact in promoting corporate responsibility.

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  • 10-November-2009

    English, , 142kb

    Access to Remedies and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

    Deputy Secretary-General Aart de Geus talks about the OECD's support for the UN Framework for Business and Human Rights developed by Professor Ruggie. This speech was made at the 2009 EU Conference on corporate social responsiblity in Stockholm on 10 November 2009.

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  • 4-November-2009

    English

    The OECD and the G20 – An evolving relationship

    Speaking at the Institute of International and European Affairs, Mr. Gurría emphasized the OECD’s continued support of the G20, outlining our work on trade and investment, unemployment, and climate change in the wake of the financial crisis.

  • 22-June-2009

    English

    Paris Conference for Long-Term Value and Economic Stability

    In his introductory remarks at the Paris Conference for Long-Term Value & Economic Stability, Angel Gurría talks about the importance of long-term investments and their capacity to help to bring back confidence and to achieve long-term sustainable development throughout the world

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  • 17-June-2009

    English

    Corporate governance and the financial crisis - questions and answers

    Mats Isaksson answers questions about the corporate governance failures thrown up by the crisis in areas like executive pay and risk management and what needs to be done.

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