OECD/UN Global Compact

  • Governments Bend to OECD Tax Standards

    November 16, 2016

    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has announced that, at its recent Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes, it completed its first round of reviews of countries' compliance with global standards on tax information exchange and received government commitments to address deviations from these guidelines.

  • Dutch NCP Finds Business Failings in Rana Plaza

    November 16, 2016

    The Dutch OECD National Contact Point has concluded that menswear company owner PWT Group failed to adhere to global due diligence standards in investigating the working conditions of its supplier, whose employees died in the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh in 2013.

  • UN Seeks Business SDG Action in Regional Forums

    November 08, 2016

    A recent meeting of representatives from businesses, nongovernmental organizations, and governments held by the UN Global Compact in Dubai demonstrates the international network's regional approach to pressuring businesses to help fulfill the UN's comprehensive Sustainable Development Goals for the year 2030.

  • OECD, NGOs Push "Sustainability" Standards in India

    October 31, 2016

    Vaidehi Shah describes the efforts of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the nongovernmental organization Centre for Responsible Business to persuade Indian businesses to bind themselves to global standards on advancing the UN's business and human rights and "sustainability" agenda.

  • UN Webinar Calls for BHR Training

    October 19, 2016

    Supported by the nongovernmental organization Business for Social Responsibility, the UN Global Compact has released a webinar to assist companies in the design of employee training sessions on how to comply with the global business and human rights agenda.

  • Island States Warn of Impacts from Global Tax Policy

    October 14, 2016

    Leaders from a group of Caribbean and other island countries warned at the recent meeting of the UN General Assembly that their finance-focused economic models are under threat from the withdrawal of banking business under the global agenda of identifying and penalizing finance companies that deal in so-called "tax havens."

  • OECD Calls for Higher Carbon Taxes

    October 13, 2016

    Pushing for more collective action among countries in setting a floor for taxing greenhouse gas emissions, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has released a report characterizing taxation of such emissions in 41 different countries as too low to sufficiently propel industries to consider renewable energy sources.

  • UN Forum Pushes Business Action on Migrants

    September 21, 2016

    The UN Global Compact's annual Private Sector Forum, held this year in New York on the sidelines of a UN migrant and refugee summit, focused on pressing businesses to make commitments to assisting migrants and to helping realize the UN's comprehensive "sustainable development" agenda.

  • UN Targets Businesses on "Sustainability" Contributions

    September 21, 2016

    At its recent Private Sector Forum in New York, the UN Global Compact announced four new initiatives through which it will seek to explore successful avenues for businesses to contribute, through reporting, data analysis, technology, and finance, to fulfilling the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

  • UN Seeks Stock Exchange Pressure on "Sustainability"

    September 20, 2016

    At its fifth Global Dialogue in Singapore, the UN's Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative held discussions on how representatives of stock exchanges around the world can use their influence on businesses to push for changes in their operations and help fulfill the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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