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Private initiatives for corporate responsibility have been a major development in international management over the last twenty years. The initiatives include issuance of codes of business conduct, implementation of management systems and broader efforts to improve business accountability. Yet, there is little agreement about what these initiatives mean or how effective they are.
The OECD project on corporate responsibility seeks to
After the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1992, the Russian Federation promptly proceeded with initial economic reform measures and privatisation programmes which were largely completed by 1994.
Despite the creation of a basic corporate sector, many structural reforms remained incomplete, limiting inflows of foreign investment. Following the financial crisis in 1998, Russia has been in a period of stabilisation and is now showing
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The CIME has just completed a major study of private initiatives for corporate responsibility using databases covering over two thousand organisations based in thirty countries. Voluntary initiatives in the area of corporate responsibility are a significant trend in international business in recent years. This report to Ministers outlines the key findings of the study.
In current prices and exchange rates total net ODA flows declined from $56.4 billion in 1999 to $53.1 billion in 2000 (see Table 1 and Chart 1) -- a fall of 6.0 per cent. But most of this drop was due to lower exchange rates for most currencies a...
Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, 5-6 April 2001. This Conference on Foreign Direct Investment in the Caribbean Basin and Latin America was co-organised by the OECD and the Government of the Netherlands Antilles.
These considerations and approaches are embodied in Annex 2 to the Declaration on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises, adopted by the Governments of the OECD Member countries in 1976. They were adopted with the aim of avoiding ...
A list of frequently asked questions relating to corporate responsibility.
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Aide memoire from the information meeting held with non-member economies on 12 December 2000.
Since 1993, the OECD has published Investment Guides for a number of economies in transition. These Guides identify areas of opportunity for (potential) foreign investors, provide information on the historical, political, economic, financial and ...
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This study was prepared by Dr Gabor Hunya for an OECD Conference on "FDI in South East Europe - Implementing Best Policy Practices" which was held in Vienna on 8-9 November 2000 under the SEE Compact for Reform, Investment, Integrity and Growth.