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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 meeting will provide the opportunity to review and discuss implementation of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance and the ICGLR Regional Certification Mechanism. Issues pertinent to the tin, tantalum and tungsten (3Ts) and gold supply chains will be addressed during the three-day forum.
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The first in a series of country reports targeting the Central Asia and South Caucasus region, Responsible Business Conduct in Kazakhstan provides concise and basic information to investors on the existing responsible business conduct expectations in Kazakhstan.
Investors and companies need to understand what is expected of them in the specific environment in which they operate to be able to contribute most effectively to sustainable development and inclusive growth through responsible business conduct. This project examines the role of responsible business conduct in building healthy business environments in Central Asia and South Caucasus.
Participants at this international workshop were taught how to implement responsible sourcing in the Turkish gold supply chain.
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.
The European Commission has proposed an integrated EU approach to stop profits from trading minerals being used to fund armed conflicts. The package of measures aims to make it more difficult for armed groups in conflict-affected and high-risk areas to finance their activities through the mining of and trade in minerals.
Making investment and environment policy goals mutually supportive creates both challenges and opportunities for governments and other stakeholders. The OECD analyses key issues of the relationship between investment and environment to help policy makers address these challenges and opportunities.
The FDI Regulatory Restrictiveness Index (FDI Index) measures statutory restrictions on foreign direct investment in 57 countries, including all OECD and G20 countries, and covers 22 sectors.
OECD and partners are promoting active use of the Guidance by companies throughout the mineral supply chain, industry associations, financial institutions, and civil society organisations.