OECD/UN Global Compact

  • UN Group Warns of Lack of Independence of NCPs

    January 02, 2018

    A November blog post from the UN Working Group on business and human rights (BHR) issues calls on states to look to the provisions of the UN Guiding Principles on BHR in reforming their National Contact Points (NCPs) of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises to ensure these NCPs are independent and provide effective remedies for alleged BHR violations.

  • NGO Campaign Seeks Strengthened OECD Contact Points

    December 29, 2017

    The nongovernmental organization OECD Watch has launched a "Remedy Campaign" pushing national governments to heighten the visibility of their National Contact Points for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and strengthen their authority to sanction companies they find have violated the Guidelines.

  • UN Agencies Launch Corporate "Playbook" on Climate Action

    December 28, 2017

    At a side event of the UN climate summit in Bonn, Germany, in November, a group of UN agencies urged business leaders to push their governments for more stringent commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and launched a "Climate Action Playbook" to guide businesses on how to ramp up their climate and "sustainability" commitments.

  • OECD Pushes Bank to Cut Carbon Funding

    December 13, 2017

    According to the website Climate Liability News, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) responded favorably to a complaint from four nongovernmental organizations calling on Dutch bank ING to measure and cut its contributions to companies that produce greenhouse gas emissions.

  • OECD Praises Progress on "Preferential Tax Regimes"

    December 07, 2017

    In October, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) issued a press release touting the progress of its efforts to implement global rules on "preferential tax regimes" as part of an "international tax framework" that seeks to capture more corporate taxation in countries around the world.

  • UNGC Pushes Companies to Adopt, Fund SDGs

    December 07, 2017

    At the recent UN Global Compact (UNGC) Leaders Summit, held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session in September, the UNGC released publications guiding companies on how to embed the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in all of their operations and how to publicly report on their SDG efforts.

  • OECD Meeting Focuses on "Climate-Friendly" Tax Cooperation

    December 05, 2017

    The Fiji Times reports that, at a recent meeting in Brussels co-organized by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), national leaders from developing countries called for global cooperation on "climate-friendly tax policies" to help fulfill the "sustainable development" agenda.

  • OECD Promotes Regulation of Gender Equality

    December 04, 2017

    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has produced a "call to action" for governments around the world to strengthen progress on "gender equality goals," including eliminating the "gender wage gap" and "unequal sharing of unpaid work," through such policies as affirmative action and corporate reporting on pay by gender.

  • OECD Pushes for "Sustainable" Tourism Industry

    December 01, 2017

    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) issued recommendations in October calling on governments to place more pressure on their tourism industries to ensure they are "ecologically sustainable and socially inclusive."

  • Group Files OECD Complaint over Steel Union Treatment

    November 30, 2017

    Global industrial union group IndustriALL has filed a complaint with the OECD National Contact Point in Luxembourg over the alleged failure by a multinational steel producer to negotiate with one of IndustriALL's member unions and the producer's warning that it would fire employees who failed an alcohol and drug policy.

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