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This paper aims to provide an introduction to and overview of the social investment market for policy makers. Social investment is the provision of finance to organisations with the explicit expectation of a social, as well as financial, return. It has become increasingly relevant in today’s economic environment as social challenges have mounted while public funds in many countries are under pressure.
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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.
We often see a large gap between what responsible business conduct means in theory and how it is implemented on the ground. The 2014 Global Forum will focus on identifying practical approaches and concrete actions that reinforce the ecosystem of responsibility for all actors. Special attention will be given to developments in emerging economies and new investment frontiers.
This event, to be held on 8-9 December 2014 in Paris, seeks to gather cross-country evidence on various aspects of business and innovation dynamics, including new business venture formation, the role of framework conditions, and resource allocation and inclusive growth.
Business dynamics – entry and expansion of successful businesses, and the contraction and exit of the least productive ones – are at the core of the creative destruction process, resource reallocation and productivity growth. To address these issues, the OECD has embarked on the Dynamics of Employment ("DynEmp") project.
While the Korean innovation system is highly developed, it will need to address a number of economic and institutional challenges to sustain a steady flow of innovations and boost productivity. This review identifies a number of reforms.
Building on concrete examples, this book explores emerging topics in innovation policy for more inclusive and sustainable growth.
The STAN database provides analysts and researchers with a comprehensive tool for analysing industrial performance at a relatively detailed level of activity across countries.
Risk finance is essential for new ventures to commercialise new ideas and grow, especially in emerging sectors. Yet very little is known about the drivers and characteristics of risk finance in the green sector. This paper aims to fill this gap by providing a detailed description of risk finance in the green sector across 29 countries and identifying the role that policies might have in shaping high-growth investments.