Speeches / Presentations

  • 29-October-2015

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    Building resilience to climate change risks at the level of cities and SMEs

    29 October 2015, Paris - Resilient cities and SMEs are critical to reducing the economic disruption from climate-related disaster events. In the run up to COP21, these remarks by Adrian Blundell-Wignall at the AXA-UNEP-PSI Conference on Climate Resilience address the importance of building resilience to climate change risks at the level of cities and SMEs.

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  • 15-October-2015


    Presentación del Estudio sobre el Sistema de Pensiones de México

    El estudio que hoy presentamos analiza el sistema de pensiones mexicano con base en las mejores prácticas de la OCDE y presenta diversas propuestas para mejorarlo y garantizar su funcionamiento en el largo plazo. Este es un tema fundamental para garantizar el bienestar de los mexicanos y combatir la desigualdad.

  • 20-April-2015


    Presentation of Pensions at a Glance: Latin America and the Caribbean

    In Latin America and the Caribbean, pension systems are facing great challenges, both social and economic, with respect to their coverage and sustainability.

  • 16-September-2010

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    Can social policy make a difference to the quality of life?

    Presentation at "Different dimensions of the quality of life, Turning Economic Growth into Better Quality of Life in Europe" Brussels on 14th September 2010.

  • 15-March-2010


    Greece - Moving ahead to address the challenges

    In his remarks to the Central Bank of Greece, Mr. Gurría offered the OECD support, expertise, and policy experience to help Greece modernise its economy and put it on a path of sustained growth.

  • 1-December-2009


    Creating a better pensions system for Chile

    Solange Berstein talks about what other countries can learn from Chile's pensions reforms of the past 12 months.

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  • 23-March-2009


    Pensions and the crisis

    Fiona Stewart discusses the impact of the crisis on pensions funds and what needs to be done.

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  • 30-January-2009


    Strategic options to finance pensions and healthcare in a rapidly ageing world

    Policy makers are now facing the challenge of providing a short-term response to the crisis without losing sight of the longer-term structural reforms needed to put pension and healthcare systems on a solid footing in light of population ageing. According to Mr. Gurría, we need pension funds to be more transparent and better regulated but we also need structural reforms in the public pension policies and health care systems.

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  • 22-January-2009


    Business ethics and OECD principles: What can be done to avoid another crisis?

    Mr. Gurría underlined that business ethics should be at the center of any new road-map for the global economy. Markets should not only be more stable, but morally acceptable as well. He said that it is time to reunite ethics and economics through a solid, transparent and updated set of rules.

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  • 29-February-2008

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    Sovereign wealth and pension fund issues

    Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) are pools of assets owned and managed directly or indirectly by governments to achieve national objectives. These funds have raised concerns about financial stability, corporate governance and political interference and protectionism.This presentation by Adrian Blundell-Wignall, Yu-Wei Hu, and Juan Yermo was prepared for the Global Pension Summit which took place on 28-29 February 2008 at the Suzou Garden