First Meeting of the MENA-OECD Business Council
"The Road to Recovery: Innovation, Jobs & Clean Growth"
26 May 2010 - Paris, France
The case for “green” investments in MENA after the crisis: fostering a stronger, cleaner and fairer economy through responsible and profitable business conduct
Following the official launch of the MENA-OECD Business Council in November 2009 at the MENA-OECD Ministerial Conference in Marrakech, the MENA-OECD Business Council held its first official meeting on 26 May 2010 in parallel with the annual OECD Forum on 26-27 May at the OECD Headquarters in Paris.
The Paris meeting built on the foundations laid at the Marrakech events and presented the work done by the Council Task Forces to help restore trust in business post-crisis. The meeting also discussed how the Council can most effectively input into the policy-making process. In 2010, the Council will also work on the upcoming revisions of the OECD Multinational Enterprise Guidelines. The Paris meeting brought together:
high-level business leaders from both MENA and OECD countries;
representatives from business associations such as the Union of Arab Banks, the MENA-OECD Enterprise Financing Network, the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD (BIAC) and Business Councils in MENA countries;
experts from the OECD