Public Policy for Responsible Business Conduct
The OECD supports policymakers take action towards an enabling policy environment to drive, support and promote responsible business practices. The OECD provides research and analysis, technical advice, capacity-building and peer-learning at national and regional level in thematic areas such as trade and investment, development cooperation, public procurement, and State-owned enterprises, among others.
OECD Recommendation on the Role of Government in Promoting Responsible Business Conduct
The Recommendation on the Role of Government in Promoting Responsible Business Conduct was adopted by the OECD Council on 12 December 2022 on the proposal of the Investment Committee and publicly launched at the occasion of the OECD Ministerial Meeting on Responsible Business Conduct on 14-15 February 2023.
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Responsible business conduct for institutional investors (thai)
Promoting responsible business conduct in the financial sector is vital to building a sustainable global economy. This paper will help institutional investors implement the due diligence recommendations of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises in order to prevent or address adverse impacts related to human and labour rights, the environment, and corruption in their investment portfolios.
OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector
This annual event brings together over 600 representatives from government, business, trade unions and civil society to address emerging risks and to share learnings on implementing labour, human rights, environmental and integrity due diligence in global garment and footwear supply chains.
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RBC Ministerial Meeting - Key Issues Paper (French)
Ce document sur les questions clés fournit des informations de base pour la discussion lors de la réunion ministérielle de l'OCDE sur la conduite responsable des entreprises les 14-15 février 2023 à Paris.
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RBC Ministerial Meeting - Key Issues Paper (English)
This Key Issues Paper provides background information for discussion at the OECD Ministerial Meeting on Responsible Business Conduct on 14-15 February 2023 in Paris.
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ESG metrics and ratings: Mapping and gap analysis study
This study supports the OECD’s financial sector project and seeks to strengthen understanding of ESG metrics and ratings and the extent to which they are aligned with actual environmental and social performance.
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Consultation draft - Public consultation on the targeted updates of the OECD Guidelines for MNEs
The OECD is launching a public consultation to ensure that the targeted update benefits from the views and experiences of all relevant stakeholders from all countries (including non-Adherent countries): businesses, industry groups, civil society organisations, trade unions, academia, interested citizens, international organisations, governmental experts, etc.
Online public consultation: Targeted update of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
This public consultation ensures that the targeted update of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises will benefit from the views and experiences of all stakeholders from all countries, including businesses, industry groups, civil society organisations, trade unions, as well as academia, interested citizens, international organisations and governmental experts. The deadline for response is 10 February 2023.
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G7 Sustainable Supply Chains Initiative (G7 SSCI) - Key takeaways - 2 December 2022
This document contains the key takeaways of the high-level meeting on December 2 2022, hosted by Germany’s Development Minister, Ms. Svenja Schulze, German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) for G7 SSCI participants, policymakers and SSCI partners.