A public consultation on the draft revisions to the G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance prepared by the OECD Corporate Governance Committee was held between 19 September and 21 October 2022. The consultation was open to all interested institutions and individuals. All comments received are made available below with the consent of contributing parties.
The OECD Corporate Governance Committee is reviewing the G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance. The goal is to strengthen the Principles, by adapting relevant elements to the post COVID-19 environment and taking into account any structural effects of the crisis on capital markets and corporate governance practices.
How do the youth of today define trust in business and what significance does it bear on our lives and our futures? Victoria Bejarano, Mafhungo Nevhutalu and Sandra Omanhene are three young women who were born and raised on three different continents who have sought to find answers to this seemingly complex but important question.
On the occasion of the release of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance on Responsible Business Conduct, the OECD’s Tyler Gillard looks at how governments can encourage international standards of responsible business conduct in business activities and supply chains.
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State-owned enterprises (SOEs) in the energy sector are major producers of greenhouse gases. But new OECD research shows that they are also driving the growth of renewables, particularly in the electricity sector. Dirk Röttgers and Bill Below of the OECD look at why SOEs must play a more substantial role in steering decarbonisation efforts towards the 2 degree goal.
Drawing inspiration from 'Fearless Girl', the diminutive and plucky bronze statue that’s been staring down the 3-ton ‘Charging Bull’ on Wall Street for the past year, OECD’s Mathilde Mesnard and Bill Below highlight the importance of gender diversity in corporate leadership.
15 September 2017 - A complaint submitted in 2015 by former workers of Heineken’s subsidiary Bralima in the Democratic Republic of Congo was successfully resolved recently. This article by Roel Nieuwenkamp explains the circumstances and why this agreement is being hailed as historic.
More and more governments are introducing or enhancing screening mechanisms for inbound investment projects to identify and address perceived threats to national security, particularly investments by state-owned enterprises. What can be done to allow home and host societies to reap the benefits of international investment while addressing the security concerns that inhibit certain investments proposed by SOEs today?
21 July 2017 - Recent noteworthy developments have created a new momentum on responsible business conduct worldwide, confirming the prominence of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and their in-built implementation mechanism, the National Contact Points. This article by Roel Nieuwenkamp looks at the expectations that come with this heightened recognition.
29 June 2017 - On the occasion of the 5th Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct, Gabriela Ramos, OECD Chief of Staff and Sherpa to the G20, draws attention to the human rights abuse of modern slavery and makes a plea for reinforced international coordination and cooperation to help fight this unacceptable reality.