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  • UN Pushes ESG in Development Finance

    April 15, 2015

    In a recent panel at the Third International Financing for Development Conference at the UN, a UN Global Compact panel pushed for the consideration of environmental, social, and governance ("ESG") factors in investment decisions of governments and corporations.

  • UN Targets Small Agribusinesses with Sustainability Agenda

    March 11, 2015

    The UN Global Compact and the International Trade Centre have announced their cooperation in pushing small- and medium-sized companies in the agricultural industry to adopt the UN's international agenda on sustainable practices and the environment.

  • Nieuwenkamp: NCP System Succeeds in Business Pressure

    February 25, 2015

    Rolf Nieuwenkamp of the Organization for Economic Development and Co-operation ("OECD") working party on responsible business conduct praises the OECD's national contact point ("NCP") system for its work pressuring businesses to implement the international corporate social responsibility agenda.

  • Law Firm Outlines NCP Pressure on Businesses

    February 25, 2015

    Arent Fox LLP has published an article describing the work of national contact points ("NCPs") under the Organization for Economic Development and Co-operation's Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and how they influence corporate adherence to the international corporate responsibility agenda.

  • Activists Call for "Rigorous" BHR Accountability System

    February 11, 2015

    Following an adverse outcome for their clients, who oppose the construction of a mine in Bangladesh, at the U.K. National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, a group of activists has called for a "rigorous system of international accountability" for businesses on human rights issues.

  • OECD Seeks Development Finance Through Tax Governance

    February 11, 2015

    The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development ("OECD") will present to the G20 group of countries a project seeking a clampdown on multinational corporation tax avoidance in order to fund the UN's post-2015 "Sustainable Development Goals" framework.

  • Nissan Rejects U.S. NCP Mediation of Labor Dispute

    February 04, 2015

    Nissan has rejected a proposal by the U.S. National Contact Point ("NCP") under the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development ("OECD") Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises to mediate complaints from union groups that the company violates labor rights in the country.

  • UN Targets Business Leaders in Sustainability Push

    January 28, 2015

    The UN Global Compact has posted an article on a recent meeting in Davos, Switzerland between UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and business executives in which the Secretary-General pressed attendees to contribute to the success of the UN's sustainability and climate agenda.

  • UN Reins in Local Sustainability Networks

    January 14, 2015

    The UN Global Compact has issued a memorandum of understanding strengthening the minimum requirements of its Global Compact Local Networks as it seeks to push these networks to carry out the centralized UN's sustainability and business and human rights initiatives.

  • U.K. Seeks Referral of Guantanamo Complaint to U.S. NCP

    January 14, 2015

    The U.K. National Contact Point ("NCP") for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises has rejected a complaint filed by human rights activists against a company whose U.S. subsidiary provided security services in Guantanamo Bay, calling for the complaint to be re-filed with the U.S. NCP.

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