OECD/UN Global Compact

  • UNGC Outlines Work Toward "Sustainability"

    June 29, 2016

    The UN Global Compact has published a report on how it will leverage its work toward the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and other global business standards to promote the achievement of the UN's comprehensive Sustainable Development Goals for the year 2030.

  • UN Network Launches BHR Guidance in Accounting

    June 20, 2016

    Two accountant trade organizations and the UN's Global Compact Network UK have released guidance for accountants on how to embed the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in their investment management and other work for companies.

  • New UN Platform Pressures Companies on Sustainability

    June 10, 2016

    A new initiative created by the UN Global Compact and UK corporation Volans called the Breakthrough Innovation Platform will pressure companies to develop new business models, including through the use of "big data," to help implement the UN Sustainable Development Goals for the year 2030.

  • MEPs Seek Strict Business Taxation Rules

    June 02, 2016

    Members of the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee have voted to approve new rules that would require compliance with OECD rules on the taxation of multinational corporate profits and would impose stricter limits on tax exemptions for revenues companies move into the EU.

  • Canada, China, and India Sign OECD Tax Agreement

    May 20, 2016

    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has announced that six new countries, including Canada, China, and India, have joined 33 others in signing an international agreement that promotes the automatic sharing of multinational corporations' tax information among jurisdictions around the world.

  • NGO Calls for States to Tighten Compliance with OECD Rules

    May 19, 2016

    Marking the upcoming 40th anniversary of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the nongovernmental organization OECD Watch has called for governments to strengthen their national contact points, which seek to resolve complaints against businesses under the Guidelines, by sanctioning companies that refuse to participate.

  • UN Initiative Pushes Companies on Emissions Targets

    May 11, 2016

    The UN Global Compact has announced that over 150 companies around the world have signed on to its Science Based Targets Initiative and thus have subjected themselves to review of their targets for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by UN and NGO representatives.

  • British PM Seeks Global Anti-Corruption Agency

    May 06, 2016

    The Guardian reports that, at a summit on countering corruption hosted by British Prime Minister David Cameron, the UK Government will push for the establishment of a global anti-corruption agency that would exchange information to help law enforcement authorities detect and prevent corruption and tax evasion.

  • OECD: Companies Must Support "Living Wage" in Supply Chain

    May 04, 2016

    Officials from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development ("OECD") have published a report calling on multinational corporations to use their influence over their suppliers to promote a "living wage" for workers in developing countries, as required by OECD, UN, and other global guidelines on the promotion of business and human rights standards.

  • UN Network Seeks Strong UK Corporate Reporting Mandate

    April 29, 2016

    Désirée Abrahams of the UN Global Compact ("UNGC") Network UK has published a letter to the UK Government on its plan to transpose the EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive for corporations into law, calling on the UK to use UNGC's reporting standards, apply the reporting mandate to almost all companies, and include nongovernmental organizations in the process.

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