OECD/UN Global Compact

  • OECD Celebrates Global Initiative Identifying Targets for Taxation

    June 12, 2019

    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has issued a press release lauding its Automatic Exchange of Information initiative for providing an “impressive” level of transparency on global assets “that can now be effectively taxed by authorities worldwide.”

  • G7 Ministers Pledge Promotion of “Responsible Business Conduct”

    June 12, 2019

    Labor and employment ministers from G7 countries and the EU Commissioner for employment have issued a communiqué that includes a pledge to promote “responsible business conduct” in global supply chains and strengthen National Contact Points for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

  • UN Initiative Calls for Corporate Action on “Ocean Health”

    June 05, 2019

    The UN Global Compact business network has published a report calling on companies to address “the rapid deterioration of ocean health” by implementing international ocean regulations in keeping with the comprehensive UN Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Governments Agree Roadmap for Corporate Tax Negotiation

    June 05, 2019

    Countries involved with the OECD and G20’s Inclusive Framework on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) have agreed a roadmap for the negotiation of a global deal aimed at ensuring that multinational companies pay a minimum level of tax.

  • UN Network Joins Initiative on Private Sector SDG Action

    June 03, 2019

    As part of its efforts to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UN Global Compact has announced that it has joined an initiative called P4G that pushes for public-private partnerships in support of “green growth” and five of the broad targets contained in the SDGs.

  • Dutch Body Finds Global Rules for Climate Action by Banks

    May 30, 2019

    In April, according to the activist organization Oxfam, the Dutch National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises found these Guidelines require banks to set climate goals for their financial services, including by divesting from fossil fuel projects, to help fulfill the UN’s Paris climate accord.

  • Belt and Road Countries Promote UN Business Principles

    May 29, 2019

    Leaders of 40 countries issued a statement at a recent forum on China’s massive Belt and Road infrastructure development initiative pledging to respect the principles of the UN Global Compact corporate network and push businesses participating in the initiative to contribute to the fulfillment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Dutch NCP Alleges Failings in Broad Review of Energy Sector

    May 08, 2019

    In its first-ever “sector scan” of companies operating in the Dutch energy industry, the Dutch National Contact Point (NCP) for the OECD Guidelines on Multinational Enterprises alleged that these businesses are failing to adhere to global human rights and environmental standards and calls for government “consequences” for reporting failures.

  • UN Roundtable Targets Chinese Contributions to SDGs

    April 30, 2019

    The UN Global Compact recently convened a roundtable discussion among corporate CEOs in Beijing to discuss how to achieve “responsible business practice” and further the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly in the context of China’s massive Eurasian infrastructure project known as the Belt and Road Initiative.

  • UN “Roadshow” Pushes for Corporate SDG Investment

    April 30, 2019

    In March, the UN Global Compact helped organize the inaugural Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Investment Forum in São Paulo, Brazil, as the first of a “roadshow” of events that will encourage companies and investors to funnel more money into achieving the comprehensive social and environmental targets of the SDG agenda.

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