Speeches / Presentations


  • 18-June-2015

    English

    Third Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct

    With the world economy stuck in a low growth equilibrium, this is an opportune time to push responsibility to the forefront of our economies, to help put us on the path to stronger, greener and more inclusive growth.

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  • 2-June-2015

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    OECD Forum 2015 Opening Remarks

    As every year, the OECD gathers a unique blend of creative minds, decision-makers and experts from all walks of life, to find the solutions to pressing global challenges. This year we are plunging into the epicentre of economic activity and human progress: investment.

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  • 19-May-2015

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    Second Green Investment Financing Forum

    Speech to open the OECD’s second annual Green Investment Financing Forum – the GIFF – with Al Gore. This event, which is part of Climate Week Paris, is a key staging post on our journey to COP21 at the end of the year.

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  • 21-April-2015

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    Kick-Starting the Engine: Investment, Jobs and Prosperity

    We, in the OECD, share the conviction that investment is one of the key cylinders of the global economy – but it needs new fuel and probably another kick-start to function again properly, in order to support a stronger and more inclusive recovery in Europe and on a global scale.

  • 23-February-2015

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    Unleashing global investment for stronger, fairer and greener growth

    Investment is one of the central engines of growth. But we don’t just need investment, we need intelligent investment. We need investment that fosters green growth, we need investment that supports innovation and entrepreneurship.

  • 23-February-2015

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    Bringing International Law into the 21st Century

    The OECD has been a successful international standard-setter for over 50 years, and we have developed a wealth of experience and best practice in achieving international cooperation and coordination. But to bring international law into the 21st century we need a global dialogue, a multi-stakeholder debate on the way forward.

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  • 10-February-2015

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    G20: Remarks for Session 3 - Investment and Infrastructure

    One traditional cylinder of the global growth engine has been specifically weak: this is investment, the second of the 3 “I”s of the Turkish Presidency’s triptych, and in particular cross-border investment.

  • 10-February-2015

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    G20: Remarks for Session 2 - Framework for Strong, Sustainable and Balanced Growth

    We therefore need a “copernician” change in our approach to the growth – inequality nexus: let’s not think growth first, and inequality thereafter but let’s consider both of them, together, in their circularity. In other words, let’s think “Inclusive Growth”, right from the start, and let’s make it another touchstone of our efforts and complement the Pittsburgh tryptic of strong, sustainable and balanced growth!

  • 9-February-2015

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    South Africa's Development Co-operation

    South African concessional finance for development reached USD 183 million in 2013, compared to USD 188 million in 2012 (OECD estimates). In 2013, 61% of South Africa’s total development co-operation was channelled through multilateral organisations.

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  • 9-February-2015

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    OECD’s 2015 Going for Growth: Breaking the vicious circle

    Going for Growth is the OECD’s flagship report on structural policies. The purpose of Going for Growth is to help governments setting a reform agenda to improve citizens’ well-being. It has been instrumental in helping G20 countries to develop growth strategies to raise their combined gross domestic product (GDP) by 2% over baseline projections by 2018 – as agreed by G20 Leaders in Brisbane last year.

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