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The financial crisis and its aftermath have revealed the extent to which the good functioning of markets and hence of the world economy depends on propriety, integrity and transparency in the conduct of business. Countries around the globe have a new shared interest in strong, clean and fair markets and inensuring they deliver sustainable growth and development. The OECD has been called from the onset to support this drive, given its
The OECD's work to improve business climates in non-OECD economies is conducted through a common and comprehensive framework for policy evaluation, priority definition, capacity building support, and reform implementation: the Business Climate Development Strategy (BCDS).
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This working paper presents a survey establishing a statistical portrait of governments’ investment treaty writing practices in relation to environmental concerns.
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Investment Newsletter No.15 focuses on an ambitious multilateral agenda for responsible business conduct.
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This document reproduces the basic texts of the OECD Declaration and Decisions on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises and its four inter-related elements. All parts of the Declaration are subject to periodical reviews. The most recent review - completed in May 2011 - concerned the Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
This page reproduces the text of the Declaration which was first adopted by the Governments of OECD Member countries on 21 June 1976. It was reviewed in 1979, 1984, 1991, 2000 and 2011.
Ministers from OECD and developing economies will today agree new guidelines to promote more responsible international business conduct by multinational enterprises, and a second set of guidelines to limit the use of conflict minerals.
The updated OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises were adopted on 25 May 2011. This page provides access to the text, implementation procedures, commentaries and related documents.
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The 2011 OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises are far reaching recommendations for responsible business conduct that 42 adhering governments encourage their enterprises to observe wherever they operate.