The Due Diligence Hub brings together the OECD's inputs and analysis on key policy developments relating to RBC due diligence. It sets out technical advice provided by the OECD to policy makers on how to align legal and other policy expectations with OECD due diligence standards.
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Firms and industry hold tremendous capacity to contribute to a wide range of SDGs, in particular through their core business activities by providing goods and services that help achieve the SDGs in their domestic market and abroad.
This note looks at how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected business dynamism, how support to businesses has affected bankruptcy rates, and what countries can do to support a strong and resilient recovery.
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A recent OECD study analyses the trends in business dynamism using harmonised data across 18 countries and 22 industries over the period 2000-15. It shows that entry rates and job reallocation rates experienced a pervasive slowdown over this period, declining on average by three and five percentage points, respectively.
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A recent OECD study investigates the characteristics of the least productive firms and reveals their potential for productivity growth.
The dramatic drop in demand for passenger air transport (and freight, to a lesser extent) due to COVID-19 and containment measures is threatening the viability of many firms in both the air transport sector and the rest of the aviation industry, with many jobs at stake. This brief looks how governments can help put aviation on a sustainable trajectory.
The COVID-19 crisis is affecting the international policy community. This page groups responses that can help guide the actions of governments and other actors in today's challenging times.
While more widespread telework in the longer run has the potential to improve productivity and a range of other economic and social indicators (worker well-being, gender equality, regional inequalities, housing, emissions), its overall impact is ambiguous and carries risks especially for innovation and worker satisfaction.
The economic upheaval resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has led many governments to enhance their foreign investment screening mechanisms or introduce new ones. This reviews changes to investment screening policy practice and to the way governments and societies view the benefits and risks associated with foreign investment.
This brief recommends five policy measures that countries need to take for the benefit of firms, workers and customers to shield the retail sector from the effects of the crisis and increase its resilience.