This book provides an account of what the 39 adhering governments have been doing to enhance the contribution of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises to the improved functioning of the global economy. It also provides an overview of corporate responsibility in the developing world.
The National Treatment instrument stipulates that adhering countries shall accord to foreign-controlled enterprises on their territories treatment no less favourable than that accorded in like situations to domestic enterprises. This publication describes the main features of the OECD National Treatment instrument and contains a complete survey of adhering governments' measures relating to National Treatment.
OECD economic globalisation indicators help identify the economic activities of member countries under foreign control, and more particularly the contribution of multinational enterprises to growth, employment, productivity, labour compensation, R&D, technology diffusion and int trade.
OECD member governments actively seek to enhance the role of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME), including in the context of development. They are committed to debating this issue with non-OECD countries, inter alia in the context of the OECD Bologna Process, and the Initiative on Investment for Development and its Policy Framework for Investment project. The present document is intended as a contribution by the Investment
International investment agreements reinforce domestic liberalisation and underpin legal security for investment. Recently, a "new generation" of bilateral and regional investment agreements has emerged, together with a growing body of jurisprudence. The present publication includes four surveys which have been developed to support the work programme of the OECD Investment Committee on legal and policy issues arising from
The OECD Investment Committee invited consultation partners to provide answers to a list of questions derived from analytical work that looks at some of the generic ethics issues raised by investments in weak governance zones and also contains a case study of investment in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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This document reproduces the Report by the Chair of the Annual Meeting of the National Contact Points which was held on 15-16 June 2005. It will form part of the forthcoming publication "Annual Report on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises: 2005 Edition".
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A recurrent theme of OECD work on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises is that corporate responsibility goes hand-in-hand with government responsibility. The current document summarises the results of a multi-stakeholder dialogue that has sought to provide inputs to an answer on the following central question: Do companies have different roles and responsibilities when operating in weak governance zones, where
In addition to reporting on trends and recent developments in international investment, this publication focuses on the Policy Framework for Investment, Public-Private Partnerships in the utilities sector and the role of development assistance in mobilising investment in Vietnam.
This book provides an overview of the main tools and approaches available to enterprises wishing to put the Environment chapter of the OECD Guidelines into practice. Its numerous examples of companies’ experience with these tools show that sound environmental management is an integral part of sound business.