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.
As part of its work to implement the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the OECD produces country reports that examine the role of responsible business conduct in building healthy business environments.
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What makes the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises unique? What are National Contact Points? How many cases have been handled by National Contact Points? This document answers some of the most-frequently asked questions relating to the National Contact Points tasked with helping to implement the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and promote responsible business conduct.
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.
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Governments are the largest consumers in the global marketplace through the acquisition of goods, services and works to carry out their functions and to deliver services to citizens. This note sets a basis for reflection and discussion on the benefits and challenges of integrating RBC standards in public procurement.
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Policy coherence is crucial to ensure effective design and implementation of policies to promote responsible business conduct, including corporate respect of human rights. This note sets a basis for reflection and discussion on lessons learned from national action plans on business and human rights.
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Economic diplomacy, which refers to government services and support provided to business in foreign markets, has the potential to create incentives for business to behave responsibly. This note sets a basis for reflection and discussion on how responsible business conduct standards can be embedded in economic diplomacy.
30/05/2017 - Adrian Blundell-Wignall, Special Advisor to the OECD Secretary-General on Financial and Enterprise Affairs, argues that key corporate and financial issues must be addressed if globalisation is to work better for all. These issues are examined in the new 2017 OECD Business and Finance Outlook.