Business Impacts

  • China Export of Surveillance Technology Could Yield Data Benefits for Communist Party

    October 08, 2019

    According to some experts, China's push to export its surveillance technology via some of its biggest companies, including to liberal democracies, has raised concerns because of the risk of data being siphoned back to Beijing and the growing influence of the Communist Party.

  • OECD/UNDP Initiative Leading to Increased Tax Collections

    September 26, 2019

    According to the new Annual Report of Tax Inspectors Without Borders ("TIWB"), a joint OECD/UNDP program, the international community has made important progress in improving developing countries’ ability to tax multinational enterprises and boost domestic revenue, with the TIWB initiative generating nearly $500 million in additional revenue for developing countries through April 2019.

  • UK NGO Claims Brexit Will Aggravate Human Slavery and Trafficking

    September 25, 2019

    Citing a report by the Social Market Foundation, Harry Sanders of the Immigration Advice Service claims that Brexit will increase the number of cases of modern slavery and trafficking, as "legal migration routes close and UK businesses suffer from vast workforce shortages in the face of diluted access to talent pools."

  • Cooper: Expansion of Business Purpose Reflects Move Toward "Stakeholder Capitalism"

    September 16, 2019

    In light of recent steps two global business groups have taken to expand the acknowledged purpose of businesses beyond increasing shareholder value, Kate Cooper describes “stakeholder capitalism” as "a recognition that every link in the chain that creates and provides goods or services, whether individual or collective, must be appropriately and fairly rewarded."

  • Schneider: China's Dominance Over 5G Has Profound National Security Implications

    September 06, 2019

    In a new paper, Hudson Institute's, William Schneider, Jr., explains how China's dominance over the 5G communications system will produce national security-sensitive intelligence relating to the large and growing faction of the world's day-to-day life of individuals, objects, and institutions that will be stored with an electronic footprint.

  • Economist Encourages Multilateral Solution to Taxation of Digital Services

    September 04, 2019

    In a commentary on the shortcomings of France's Digital Services Tax ("DST") on large tech companies, economist Joyce Beebe urges the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development ("OECD") to "generate a solution that is less distortionary and prevents the unilateral measures from expanding."

  • Nevins: CEOs Should Assume Responsibility for Responsible Business Practices

    August 29, 2019

    In light of the Business Roundtable's new definition of the purpose of a company, Mark Nevins warns against a move toward the politics and policies of "collective capitalism," instead calling upon CEOs "to ensure that profitability is achieved in a good, responsible, accountable, and ethical manner and with the best possible outcomes for all stakeholders."

  • Business Roundtable Redefines Purpose of a Corporation

    August 20, 2019

    Abandoning the long-standing principle of shareholder primacy, the Business Roundtable has released a new Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation, signed by 181 CEOs "who commit to lead their companies for the benefit of all stakeholders."

  • Global Governance Advocates Prepare for G-7 Summit

    August 19, 2019

    The Global Governance Project has produced for distribution at the upcoming G-7 Biarritz Summit a book containing progressive commentary, dialogue and calls to action “offering solutions to the challenges that threaten fair, equitable growth and development.”

  • NGOs Target Overseas Finance by Export Credit Agencies

    August 07, 2019

    The Bankwatch Network has published a blog entry calling for greater government oversight of export credit agencies, which the NGO coalition warns are stepping into spaces left by global development banks by facilitating investments in infrastructure projects in “politically volatile countries.”

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