OECD/UN Global Compact

  • Australian Government Reforms OECD Contact Point

    December 10, 2018

    In November, the Australian Treasury Department announced a series of reforms to the country’s National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, including the creation of an “Independent Examiner” and advisory board to increase the body’s independence and reduce its accountability to government.

  • UN Launches Business Platform on SDG Peace, Justice Targets

    December 05, 2018

    The UN Global Compact recently launched a two-year “Action Platform” pushing businesses, through dialogue and international standards, to contribute to the achievement of targets under the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) relating to “peace, justice, and strong institutions.”

  • NGOs File OECD Complaint over Italian Factory Audit

    December 04, 2018

    The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights and other organizations have filed a complaint with the Italian National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises alleging that an Italian auditor violated the Guidelines by certifying the safety of a factory in Pakistan weeks before it caught fire in 2012.

  • OECD Contact Point Receives Complaint over Coffee Production in Brazil

    November 30, 2018

    OECD Watch reports that a nongovernmental organization and a union recently filed a complaint with the Brazilian national contact point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises pushing for mediation with a group of food and coffee companies to resolve alleged poor treatment of workers in their supply chains.

  • IKEA Faces Employment Complaint in OECD Contact Point

    October 03, 2018

    The UNI Global Union and other workers' organizations have filed a complaint with the Dutch National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises accusing furniture giant IKEA of failing to prevent store managers in the US, Ireland, and Portugal from interfering with employees' right to collective bargaining.

  • UN Launches Digital Platform on Corporate SDG Action

    September 19, 2018

    The UN Global Compact, a “corporate sustainability” network aimed at advancing the UN’s social and environmental goals among the business community, has launched a digital platform called the Academy as a new tool to train business leaders how to help the UN achieve its expansive Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • SDG Business Forum Seeks Small Business Buy-in

    August 01, 2018

    At the third annual Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Business Forum, hosted in New York by two UN agencies and the International Chamber of Commerce, UN officials and other speakers focused on pushing small and medium-sized businesses to accept and contribute to the UN’s comprehensive “sustainable development” agenda.

  • UNGC Launches Platform to Pressure Business on Oceans

    July 27, 2018

    Executive Director of UN Global Compact (UNGC) Lise Kingo recently announced the launch of an Action Platform on Sustainable Ocean Business, a three-year program aimed at pushing businesses to help fulfill the UN Sustainable Development Goals by ensuring their operations do not endanger the health of oceans.

  • OECD: Hungary Must Embrace Green Energy

    July 27, 2018

    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has called for Hungary to “raise its ambitions” on “greening its economy” by ramping up spending on renewable energy projects, installing climate-friendly transportation systems, and forcing companies to make more energy-efficient buildings.

  • OECD Seeks Climate-Focused Agricultural Reform

    July 27, 2018

    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released a report calling on national governments to reform their agricultural support policies to reduce distortions and to help farmers, among other things, “enhance environmental performance, especially in the context of a changing climate.”

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