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This document served as a background paper for a presentation by Kathryn Gordon which was made at the OECD Conference on Foreign Direct Investment and the Environment -- Lessons to be learned from the Mining Sector which was held in Paris on 7-8 February 2002.
7-8 February 2001, Paris, France: This conference focused on how best to integrate environmental and investment goals, ensure that environmental protection and investment liberalisation are mutually supportive and explore the significance of voluntary business approaches in encouraging 'best environmental practice'.
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This report on trends and prospects for FDI in Slovenia forms part of an OECD publication entitled "OECD Investment Reviews: Slovenia" which was published in January 2002.
Since 1991, Slovenia has managed one of the most successful transitions to nationhood and to a market economy in Central and Eastern Europe. Slovenian GDP per capita has already reached 70 per cent of the EU average.
This paper investigates the evolution of the industrial structure in the Canadian manufacturing sector and its relationship to technological change.
In January 2002, OECD was asked to respond to questions by journalists concerning labour standards.
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15 January 2002. At a preparatory meeting for the "Financing for Development" conference, Kathryn Gordon of the OECD spoke about the role of business and corporate responsibility in relation to development.
The Internet is providing firms with new ways to conduct business and exchange and communicate information and ideas. In doing so, it is enabling companies to improve efficiency and develop novel ways to co-ordinate activities.
This book provides an account of what governments have been doing to enhance the contribution of the Guidelines to the improved functioning of the global economy. It also provides a comparative analysis and comments by the business, labour and NGO communities on the complementarities and differences between the Guidelines and other global instruments for corporate responsibility
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Seoul, 13-14 December 2001. Second Korea-OECD Conference on "Korea's Five Years in the OECD: Finding a New Path". Keynote speech by Dr. William Witherell, Director, Directorate for Financial, Fiscal and Enterprise Affairs, OECD.