OECD/UN Global Compact

  • OECD Seeks Development Finance Through Tax Governance

    February 11, 2015

    The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development ("OECD") will present to the G20 group of countries a project seeking a clampdown on multinational corporation tax avoidance in order to fund the UN's post-2015 "Sustainable Development Goals" framework.

  • Nissan Rejects U.S. NCP Mediation of Labor Dispute

    February 04, 2015

    Nissan has rejected a proposal by the U.S. National Contact Point ("NCP") under the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development ("OECD") Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises to mediate complaints from union groups that the company violates labor rights in the country.

  • UN Targets Business Leaders in Sustainability Push

    January 28, 2015

    The UN Global Compact has posted an article on a recent meeting in Davos, Switzerland between UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and business executives in which the Secretary-General pressed attendees to contribute to the success of the UN's sustainability and climate agenda.

  • UN Reins in Local Sustainability Networks

    January 14, 2015

    The UN Global Compact has issued a memorandum of understanding strengthening the minimum requirements of its Global Compact Local Networks as it seeks to push these networks to carry out the centralized UN's sustainability and business and human rights initiatives.

  • U.K. Seeks Referral of Guantanamo Complaint to U.S. NCP

    January 14, 2015

    The U.K. National Contact Point ("NCP") for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises has rejected a complaint filed by human rights activists against a company whose U.S. subsidiary provided security services in Guantanamo Bay, calling for the complaint to be re-filed with the U.S. NCP.

  • UN Ramps up Pressure on Businesses to Support Sustainability

    January 14, 2015

    Addressing a meeting of leaders of the UN Global Compact ("UNGC") business initiative, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the UNGC and companies to promote the UN's agenda on sustainable development, which includes "restructuring" the global financial system and combating global warming.

  • OECD Finds Income Inequality Harms Economic Growth

    December 10, 2014

    A recent report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development ("OECD") finds that inequality of incomes harms economic growth and encourages redistributive policies, including "cash transfers," as remedies.

  • UN Launches Initiative to Push Corporate Boards on Sustainability

    November 26, 2014

    The UN Global Compact has announced a new Global Compact Board Programme that will pressure members of corporate boards of directors around the world to accept and promote the UN's agenda on non-financial, "sustainability" issues in business operations.

  • UN Pushes Companies to Adopt Food Standards

    November 19, 2014

    The UN Global Compact is seeking compliance from food companies around the world to a set of Food and Agricultural Principles it released earlier this year to promote "sustainable" agricultural practices.

  • Stock Exchanges Initiative Pushes "Sustainable Development" Agenda

    October 15, 2014

    The Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative, developed by the UN Global Compact and other international actors, recently convened a Global Dialogue at which participating stock exchanges called for the adoption of best practices to encourage businesses to adopt "sustainable" policies.

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