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Despite large and growing investments in knowledge and innovation, productivity growth in many countries has slowed in recent years. At the same time, the urgent need for more rapid innovation (including its uptake and diffusion) in several key areas, such as in environment. This joint OECD-NBER workshop on 25-26 September 2014 will bring together academic experts to consider these challenges.
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 brochure describes the OECD Policy Guidance for Investment in Clean Energy Infrastructure, a non-prescriptive tool to help policy makers identify ways to mobilise private investment in clean energy infrastructure.
Latest statistics for foreign direct investment (FDI) flows and international mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Analysis, trends and forecasts from the OECD using FDI statistics collected.
There have been inaccurate reports that the OECD has announced an investigation into G4S, a UK company that provides security equipment and services. It is in fact the UK National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines of Multinational Enterprises that is looking at a complaint.
Every month, this newsletter delivers the latest reports, statistics and policy recommendations from the OECD on the translation of science, technology and knowledge into innovation.
Welcomed by the OECD Secretary-General, more than 60 ministers and high-level participants met to discuss how to integrate principles of responsible business conduct throughout government policies to protect internationally recognised fundamental rights and to ensure good governance, fair regulations, and transparency.
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This survey was presented at the Informal ministerial meeting on responsible business conduct held in Paris on 26 June 2014.
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Communiqué by Ministers participating in the informal ministerial meeting on responsible business conduct that took place at the OECD on 26 June 2014.
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This statement was adopted by National Contact Points on 25 June 2014 during their 15th Meeting.