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  • 16-June-2015

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    Striving for excellence – international sporting events we can be proud of

    This blog post John Morrison, Executive Director of the Institute for Human Rights and Business, discusses what the social responsibilities of sporting events should be and argues for greater oversight and due diligence at every stage of the mega-sporting events delivery process.

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  • 14-June-2015

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    As demands for better human rights reporting grow fast, help is at hand

    This blog post discusses how the UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework, introduced in February 2015, help companies provide evidence of how they are conducting human rights due diligence: the process of assessing and addressing their human rights impacts, and tracking and communicating how well they do so.

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  • 9-June-2015

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    Investment in clean energy: A worthwhile goal - Insights Blog

    Most of us would agree that clean energy is a worthwhile goal, and the world has invested more than $2 trillion on renewable-energy plants in the past decade. But are we doing enough?

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  • 4-juin-2015

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    Une planète à neuf milliards d'habitants

    Est-il possible que neuf milliards d’habitants vivent sur cette planète et bénéficient d’une qualité de vie satisfaisante ? Et, dans ces conditions, les économies peuvent-elles croître, les entreprises faire des profits et les collectivités s’épanouir, sans porter préjudice aux systèmes naturels indispensables à la vie ? Cela sans détruire les dernières régions sauvages ?

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  • 3-juin-2015

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    Investir dans une croissance robuste et inclusive

    Bientôt sept ans se sont écoulés depuis l’effondrement de Lehman Brothers en septembre 2008, qui a marqué le début de la plus grave crise économique et financière de notre époque. Le pire est derrière nous et l’économie mondiale se rétablit progressivement, mais bien plus lentement que lors des cycles précédents. Pour atteindre une croissance robuste et inclusive, il faudra beaucoup de travail et un effort concerté.

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  • 2-juin-2015

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    Libérer l’investissement pour une croissance et des emplois durables

    Cette année, la Réunion du Conseil de l’OCDE au niveau des ministres, que nous avons l’honneur de présider, traitera de l’investissement. Le moment ne pourrait être mieux choisi. Si les perspectives de croissance se sont améliorées, il reste encore beaucoup à faire. L’investissement a été particulièrement touché par la crise et doit encore se remettre.

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  • 29-May-2015

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    The OECD’s Business and Finance Outlook looks at the Greatest Puzzle of Today

    The greatest puzzle today is that since the global crisis financial markets see so little risk, with asset prices rising everywhere in response to zero interest rates and quantitative easing, while companies that invest in the real economy appear see so much more risk. What can be happening?

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  • 29-May-2015

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    Investment and inequality: Stock markets for whom?

    The world economy desperately needs more productive investment: to create jobs, to increase productivity and to meet critical global goals like combating climate change. But instead of more productive investment, we are getting rising stock markets. Sadly too many policymakers and journalists don’t know the difference.

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  • 28-May-2015

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    The investment challenge

    Investments are a precondition of future sustainable growth. However, investments are not just about competitiveness, but about maintaining our quality of life. As Germany currently shows, good economic numbers are a necessary, but far from sufficient, precondition of strong investment activity. On the one hand, we expect economic output to rise by an annual average of 1.8% in real terms in both 2015 and 2016.

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  • 18-May-2015

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    How to connect trade, investment and development

    The Netherlands last chaired the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting in 1991, a year when advanced economies accounted for nearly two thirds of global GDP and almost two billion people were living in extreme poverty. The world looks very different today. Emerging markets now account for more than half of global GDP and the number of people living in extreme poverty is down to one billion.

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