OECD/UN Global Compact

  • OECD Official Seeks Construction Industry Pledges

    September 15, 2016

    An article from Roel Nieuwenkamp, Chair of the OECD Working Party on Responsible Business Conduct, describes past work among OECD national contact points to hold construction companies to account for alleged human rights violations and calls on governments to pressure such companies to participate in "global corporate responsibility efforts."

  • Attorney Highlights Globalization of Labor Disputes

    September 15, 2016

    Attorney Joe Turzi of DLA Piper LLP reflects on the growing trend of labor activists circumventing the domestic labor dispute resolution process by taking their claims to authorities, such as the US State Department, that apply global principles on labor rights from such entities as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development to local employment conflicts.

  • G-20 Supports Global Governance of Taxation

    September 14, 2016

    In its final communiqué from a recent summit in Hangzhou, China, leaders from the G-20 group of countries called for the establishment of a "fair and modern international tax system," particularly through automatic global sharing of corporate tax information through an initiative launched by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

  • OECD Commissions Conflict Minerals Review

    August 10, 2016

    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has commissioned consulting company Kumi to assess the extent to which industry programs are implementing the OECD's Due Diligence Guidance on the use of "conflict minerals" from war-torn areas of Africa.

  • Australian Network Pushes for BHR Action Plan

    August 10, 2016

    The UN Global Compact's Australian network and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade recently hosted a series of roundtables in the country seeking to advance business support for the creation of a "national action plan" under which the Australian government and businesses would implement the UN business and human rights agenda.

  • UN Global Compact Launches Philippines Network

    August 03, 2016

    The UN Global Compact's launch of a local network in the Philippines and support for the publication of the "Philippines Vision 2040," which sets out how the country plans to implement the UN Sustainable Development Goals, underscores the focus of the global organization on pressuring local businesses and officials to help fulfill the UN's sustainability agenda.

  • OECD Highlights Progress on Global Tax Standards

    July 27, 2016

    With the latest reports from the organization's Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes, the OECD has reviewed practices from 101 jurisdictions and claims progress in preventing corporate tax avoidance through the implementation of its global standards on the exchange of tax information.

  • Japanese NCP Accepts Power Plant Complaint

    July 26, 2016

    Japan's National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises has accepted a complaint supported by activist organizations Greenpeace Indonesia and Friends of the Earth Japan calling, in part, on an energy company to perform human rights and environmental "due diligence" prior to constructing a power plant in Indonesia.

  • UNGC, Business Group Sign Deal on SDGs

    July 20, 2016

    The UN Global Compact and the International Chamber of Commerce have signed a memorandum of understanding pledging to work together to secure business participation in fulfilling the UN's comprehensive Sustainable Development Goals.

  • UNGC Builds Framework to Achieve "Sustainability"

    July 14, 2016

    An update from UN Global Compact Executive Director Lise Kingo following the recent UNGC Leaders Summit demonstrates the comprehensive commitment of the UN agency, from actions within its local networks to its newly launched program "Making Global Goals Local Business," to pressure companies to help fulfill the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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