Corporate governance and corporate finance

OECD Trust in Business Initiative


Strengthening trust in the business ecosystem

The Trust in Business Initiative is the leading public-private sector platform for business conduct at the OECD and enables c-suite leaders globally to bolster trust and establish conditions of a fair, sustainable and resilient economic development.

The initiative promotes coordinated action to encourage a trustworthy business ecosystem and delivers impact through:

  • Ensuring implementation of guidelines & standards

  • Capacity building solutions

  • Promoting partnerships and collaboration

  • Analytical work and leading insights into policy and business

As the global environment is shifting, trust is not only a strategic issue for business but a lever for growth that fosters long-term value creation, anti-corruption, compliance and responsible business conduct.

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OECD and the Blue Dot Network

The Blue Dot Network aims to operationalise existing international standards to promote a shared vision of quality infrastructure investment that is open and inclusive, transparent, economically efficient, financially viable, resilient, and environmentally and socially sustainable. The OECD’s Trust in Business initiative, in cooperation with the governments of the United States, Australia and Japan, has been engaged to convene a multi-stakeholder network to inform the development of a global certification framework.

As countries look to promote a sustainable economic recovery in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Blue Dot Network will assist governments in making trusted and well-informed infrastructure development decisions that take into account the long-term costs and benefits of proposed projects.

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The Blue Dot Network: A proposal for a global certification framework for quality infrastructure investment


Trust in Business Network - TriBuNe

The Trust in Business Network (TriBuNe) is a global multi-stakeholder community of c-suite leaders from the private sector, government, academia and civil society committed to strengthening trust in the business ecosystem.

Members of the network represent major sectors worldwide and are committed to championing internationally recognised guidelines and standards

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OECD Infrastructure Anti-Corruption Toolbox (I ACT)

This project seeks to build the capacity of stakeholders in developing and emerging economies to implement effective anti-corruption systems based on international standards, and to meet the requirements of global programmes for infrastructure investment, including the Blue Dot Network.

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OECD and the United States partner to reduce corruption risks in infrastructure investment



Third meeting of the informal Executive Consultation Group, 21 March 2022

Blue Dot Network: High-level Panel on Catalysing Quality Infrastructure Investment to Build-Back-Better, 5 October 2021

Business Integrity Trends, Standards, and the Future of Compliance in a Post COVID-19 World, 24 March 2021

OECD Trust in Business Forum, 1-2 October 2019

Compliance without Borders

Compliance without Borders is a capacity-building project to strengthen trust and integrity in state-owned enterprises (SOEs). This OECD-Basel Institute on Governance project facilitates the secondment of compliance officers to SOEs to strengthen risk management systems and address corruption-related risks.

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Perspectives on trust in business

Youth Perspective: What Does Trust in Business Mean in a Post-COVID-19 World?

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 and have sought to find answers to this seemingly complex but important question.

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250‌Strengthening Trust in Business

9 September 2019 - The 2019 OECD Business and Finance Outlook provides an assessment of factors that contributed to a deterioration of trust during the Global Financial Crisis; reviews recent developments that could contribute to a renewed erosion of trust; and, offers policy considerations to help strengthen public trust in business and finance.

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OECD instruments and resources



OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions 


2009 Recommendation for Further Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions


Good Practice Guidance on Internal Controls, Ethics, and Compliance




G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance


OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises

Anti-corruption and Integrity Guidelines for State-Owned Enterprises


Corporate Governance and Business Integrity: a Stocktaking of Corporate Practices


Corporate Governance and the Financial Crisis


Accountability and Transparency: a Guide for State Ownership


Risk Management and Corporate Governance


Board Practices: Incentives and Governing Risks


Supervision and Enforcement in Corporate Governance





OECD Due Diligence Guidance


The Policy Framework for Investment (PFI)


OECD Risk Awareness Tool for Multinational Enterprises in Weak Governance Zones



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