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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.

  • 16-April-2015

    English

    The opportunities and challenges of greener growth: Getting the whole policy package right

    Climate change and, more generally, environmental damage have quantifiable economic and health costs, which weigh on long-term growth and well-being. If left unchecked, climate change is projected to decrease global GDP by 0.7 to 2.5 % by 2060. At the same time, the costs to society of air pollution already appear substantial–equivalent to some 4% of GDP across OECD countries and even higher in some rapidly developing economies.

  • 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-November-2014

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    Forging a gender-balanced economy

    Getting more women into work is a priority goal of G20 policy, but gender inequality is a barrier. To overcome this, the OECD, ILO and others have identified ways forward.

  • 13-October-2014

    English

    The growing pains of investment treaties

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría blogs about international investment treaties at a time when they are increasingly in the spotlight.

  • 14-October-2013

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    Insights Blog: In search of elusive growth - Making the most of R&D tax incentives

    Finding new sources of growth right now is tough. And in a time of rising inequality, to do so equitably and fairly is even tougher. Innovation can help, but with budgets stretched to the limit how can governments boost innovation in their economies?

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    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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  • 24-April-2013

    English

    Innovative responses to fragility: The promise of modern technology

    A global, political push for poverty eradication through the post-2015 framework is likely to benefit from parallel bottom-up social innovation and mobilization. Modern technology can be a real game changer in this regard.

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