OECD/UN Global Compact

  • UNGC Prioritizes Business SDG Contributions

    July 24, 2017

    In a recent article, UN Global Compact (UNGC) Executive Director Lise Kingo illustrates how UNGC has prioritized efforts to convince businesses to make substantial contributions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), arguing that the SDGs are necessary "to eliminate poverty, reduce inequality and protect our planet."

  • UN Partners on SDG Innovation Platform

    July 24, 2017

    The UN Global Compact, think tank Sustainia, and consultancy DNV GL have partnered on the launch of an online platform called Global Opportunity Explorer that pushes businesses to adopt "innovative business models" to contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • OECD Lauds Progress on International Tax Coordination

    July 18, 2017

    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has submitted a report to leaders of the G20 group of countries showing a significant increase in global cooperation between national tax agencies to clamp down on corporate and individual tax avoidance.

  • UN Agency Pushes Indian Businesses on SDGs

    July 17, 2017

    As part of the corporate responsibility initiative's campaign pressuring businesses around the world to contribute to the achievement of the UN's comprehensive Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UN Global Compact recently hosted an event in New Delhi to explore "responsible business practices" and "innovative business models" required to fulfill the SDGs.

  • UN Entities Seek Public-Private SDG Collaboration

    July 17, 2017

    The UN Global Compact and the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean recently hosted an event in Mexico City considering "public private multistakeholder collaboration" in encouraging business implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • OECD Furthers Global Governance of Tax Policies

    June 14, 2017

    As part of global efforts to use corporate resources to fund the realization of "economic, social, and cultural human rights" by governments around the world, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is celebrating the widespread signing of a treaty that restricts cross-border corporate tax maneuvering.

  • PRI and UN Global Compact Call for "Sustainable" Pension Funds

    April 26, 2017

    The UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and UN Global Compact have called on business leaders to direct corporate pension funds into “sustainable” investments that support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • OECD Releases "Due Diligence" Guide for Investors

    April 05, 2017

    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published a paper outlining how institutional investors must perform "due diligence" to ensure they address human rights impacts in the projects they finance and fulfill the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

  • UNGC Releases “Women’s Empowerment” Tool

    April 03, 2017

    The UN Global Compact (UNGC) recently unveiled the Women’s Empowerment Principles “Gender Gap Analysis Tool,” an online resource designed to help business leaders improve “gender equality and women’s empowerment” at the workplace and in the markets they serve.

  • OECD Warns of Agricultural Emissions in New Zealand

    March 31, 2017

    In its third Environmental Performance Review of New Zealand, while noting that "the country only accounts for a tiny share of global emissions," the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) warns of increasing greenhouse gas emissions from the New Zealand agricultural sector and calls for expanded taxes on the industry to counter its impact.

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