Thank you for your welcome, and thank you to the Washington International Trade Association for hosting today’s event. The OECD is a longstanding advocate of open markets. I am delighted to be among so many ‘‘friends of trade’’ to share the OECD’s latest data, analysis and reflections on developments in the global trade landscape.
Cette année, la Réunion du Conseil au niveau des ministres (RCM), que préside le Chili, est consacrée à la productivité. Les ministres débattront de ce que les États, les entreprises et les individus peuvent faire pour améliorer la productivité afin de soutenir une croissance inclusive. Leurs avis seront sans aucun doute nourris par les discussions publiques du Forum de l’OCDE, qui précède la RCM.
A three-year programme of co-operation between the European Commission and LEED on self-employment and entrepreneurship in Europe.
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This report presents the results of an OECD/SIPA research project on the development of a framework and assessment tool to measure the costs and benefits of due diligence for businesses using the OECD’s due diligence framework as a basis.
Investment treaties are intended to offer foreign investors protection for their investments from host government conduct in violation of the treaty. This report examines how many investment treaties, as interpreted, have generated rules that can disrupt fundamental principles of corporate governance and corporate finance.
Scaling-up investment in renewable electricity is critical for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector. Despite increasing cost-competitiveness, overall investment in renewables projects remains constrained by policy and market obstacles. These hinder development of a sufficient pipeline of bankable projects and affect the risk-return profile of renewable electricity projects.
Des réformes structurelles supplémentaires sont nécessaires pour aider le secteur des entreprises à améliorer les gains de productivité et à s’affranchir des contraintes majeures que sont l'atonie de l'investissement dans les économies avancées et l'excédent de capacités dans les économies émergentes, selon un nouveau rapport de l'OCDE.
It is seven years since the global crisis and despite easy monetary policy, financial regulatory reform, and G20 resolutions favouring structural measures, the world economy is not making a lot of progress. Indeed, the responses to the crisis seem mainly to have stopped the banks from failing and then pushed the many faces of the crisis around between regions—currently taking the form of excess capacity in emerging markets. Productivity growth raises income per head, allows companies to pay better wages and it raises demand to help to eliminate excess capacity and improve employment. However, this element is missing in the global corporate sector. The theme of this year’s Business and Finance Outlook is fragmentation: the inconsistent structures, policies, rules, laws and industry practices that appear to be blocking business efficiency and productivity growth.
Paris, 8 June 2016: Public and private sector stakeholders debated the policy barriers and drivers shaping trade and investment in renewable energy and other environmental goods and services in the context of global value chains.
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This note describes work undertaken by the OECD to support the implementation of the 2015 G7 Leaders’ Declaration in the area of responsible business conduct. Four areas of action are covered: outreach on responsible business conduct (RBC) standards to other countries; development of guidance for supply chain due diligence; monitoring of multi-stakeholder initiatives; and strengthening National Contact Points.