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The OECD, in partnership with the International Labour Organisation, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the European Union has launched a four-year programme (2019-2022) to promote and enable Responsible Business Conduct practices in Latin America and the Caribbean in nine partner countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama and Peru).
This new report recommends a range of actions to address weaknesses in the frameworks for derivative suits and arbitration in Brazil.
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This paper is part of an ongoing consideration of the links between the digitalisation of the global economy and responsible business conduct(RBC). RBC encompasses a range of issues, including human rights abuses, consumer protection, environmental degradation, taxation, and corruption among others, as described in the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
We are in the midst of an unprecedented health, economic and social crisis. Before COVID-19, we expected world GDP growth to be 2.9% in 2020, now we project it to fall by 4.5%. The decline would have been much larger without the strong and effective policy support introduced by many economies.
Building on Portugal’s successful implementation of a wide range of structural and economic reforms over the past decade, the OECD Capital Market Review of Portugal offers policy recommendations to Portuguese authorities on how to improve the conditions for capital markets to finance corporations of all sizes and provide investment opportunities to savers.
Despite the strong economic performance and sustained reform momentum over the past few years, Portugal entered the COVID-19 crisis with undersized capital markets. These markets must now be mobilised to support a resilient, dynamic and sustainable recovery, according to a new OECD report.
Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, launched the OECD Capital Market Review of Portugal, 2 October 2020, alongside Portugal’s Finance Minister João Leão and EU Commissioner Elisa Ferreira.
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This study helps to identify and better understand the theoretical linkages and operational complementarities between the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas and the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Standard.