OECD/UN Global Compact

  • PRI and UN Global Compact Call for "Sustainable" Pension Funds

    April 26, 2017

    The UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and UN Global Compact have called on business leaders to direct corporate pension funds into “sustainable” investments that support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • OECD Releases "Due Diligence" Guide for Investors

    April 05, 2017

    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published a paper outlining how institutional investors must perform "due diligence" to ensure they address human rights impacts in the projects they finance and fulfill the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

  • UNGC Releases “Women’s Empowerment” Tool

    April 03, 2017

    The UN Global Compact (UNGC) recently unveiled the Women’s Empowerment Principles “Gender Gap Analysis Tool,” an online resource designed to help business leaders improve “gender equality and women’s empowerment” at the workplace and in the markets they serve.

  • OECD Warns of Agricultural Emissions in New Zealand

    March 31, 2017

    In its third Environmental Performance Review of New Zealand, while noting that "the country only accounts for a tiny share of global emissions," the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) warns of increasing greenhouse gas emissions from the New Zealand agricultural sector and calls for expanded taxes on the industry to counter its impact.

  • OECD Pushes "Green Growth" in South Korea

    March 31, 2017

    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) latest Environmental Performance Review of Korea calls on the country to ensure its policies and taxes on the energy industry are in line with global commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to use centralized government policies to reduce reliance on fossil fuels.

  • UNGC Seeks Business Pledge to "Empower" Women

    March 23, 2017

    On International Women's Day, the UN Global Compact (UNGC) released a statement on its upcoming programs promoting the UN network's Women's Empowerment Principles, which seek to commit businesses to breaking their "gender bias" and contributing to the provisions of the UN's comprehensive Sustainable Development Goals on gender equality.

  • OECD: Estonia Must Reduce Oil Shale Reliance

    March 21, 2017

    In its first "Environmental Performance Review" of Estonia, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) asserts that reducing the country's dependence on oil shale for energy production and moving toward "green growth" is the government's "number one economic, environmental and social challenge."

  • OECD Examines Business Promotion of "Well-Being"

    March 01, 2017

    As part of its "Better Life Initiative," the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) recently hosted a workshop in Paris on how to comprehensively measure businesses' promotion of "well-being" in order to encourage them to contribute to the fulfillment of the global "sustainable development" agenda.

  • OECD Produces Due Diligence Guide for Apparel Industry

    February 27, 2017

    The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has produced a set of global guidelines explaining how companies operating in the apparel and footwear sector should conduct "due diligence" procedures to identify and address potential human rights impacts in their supply chains.

  • Union Files OECD Complaint over Company's Labor Practices

    February 17, 2017

    UNI Global Union has filed a new complaint with the Spanish National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises against security company Prosegur, alleging that the company violated the global Guidelines by failing to respect the labor rights of its employees in Latin America and India.

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