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OECD Workshop on Measuring Business Impacts on People’s Well-being

 

OECD Workshop on Measuring Business Impacts on People’s Well-being

23-24 February 2017

OECD Headquarters, Paris

 

As part of the OECD Better Life Initiative, the OECD has developed a series of indicators enabling governments to design policies for improving well-being in all the important areas of life (income, health, education, security, environment, etc.). By behaving responsibly, businesses can also play a vital role in most of these areas and can bring a strong contribution to sustainable development.


While an increasing number of actors are looking at how companies impact on well-being and create value beyond financial wealth, we are still lacking specific guidance on how to accurately measure such impacts. As a result, statistical evidence on business’ contribution to well-being is scattered and firms’ performances on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Responsible Business Conduct (RBC) issues remain hard to benchmark.


Building on its in-house knowledge and experience in measuring well-being and in responsible business conduct, the OECD, in collaboration with Fordham University and HEC Paris, is organising a workshop on 23-24 February 2017 to discuss the foundations to measuring business’ impacts on well-being and explore interest in creating a consistent system of indicators based on existing corporate social responsibility metrics, genuine corporate practices and the OECD’s own experience in measuring well‑being.


In addition, the workshop will emphasise the importance of using co‑ordinated information systems for the different actors (businesses, NGOs, governments, etc.) to encourage them to adopt a common channel for promoting well‑being in the broad sense. It will bring together researchers, experts, business executives and a wide range of actors on the ground. List of speakers.

 

An agenda and more information on the event can be found here: www.oecd.org/statistics/oecd-workshop-on-measuring-business-impacts-on-peoples-well-being.htm.

 

If you are interested in attending, please write to caroline.tourrier@oecd.org to register.

 

Working with over 100 countries, the OECD is a global policy forum that promotes policies to improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.

 

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