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  • 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.”

  • OECD-ILO Report Calls for Stronger Labor Movement

    May 23, 2018

    As part of their partnership promoting "decent work" across the globe, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have produced a report calling for better labor relations to make economic growth "more inclusive" and pressure employers to provide for fair working conditions.

  • Unions File OECD Complaint in Brazilian Dam Collapse

    May 22, 2018

    Global union federation IndustriALL has filed a complaint with the National Contact Points of Brazil, Australia, and the UK for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises claiming extractives companies BHP Billiton and Vale violated labor rights and failed to conduct due diligence to prevent and remedy the fatal collapse of a dam in Brazil in 2015.

  • OECD Corporate Tax Treaty Comes Online

    May 09, 2018

    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has announced that its multilateral convention on preventing corporate avoidance of taxation through "base erosion and profit shifting" by modifying pre-existing bilateral tax treaties will enter into force in July after its ratification by Slovenia.

  • Adidas Faces OECD Complaint over Supplier Practices

    April 20, 2018

    A human rights activist campaign has filed a complaint against apparel company Adidas with the German National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises alleging that the business failed to provide an appropriate remedy for workers at a shoe supplier in Indonesia claiming the supplier failed to recognize their right to organize and strike.

  • UN Official Issues Broad Call for Corporate Rights Obligations

    April 17, 2018

    UN Global Compact Executive Director Lise Kingo calls on corporate leaders to "build universal human rights principles into core business strategies" and perform due diligence on potential human rights impacts with the goal of "sustaining fair and stable societies" and achieving the UN's sustainable development agenda.

  • OECD Presses Brazil on Cross-Border Tax Standards

    March 22, 2018

    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Government of Brazil have launched a 15-month work program studying how Brazil should reform its tax policies to move toward international standards on the treatment of cross-border transactions.

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