The World Bank’s Doing Business indicators have drawn attention to the regulatory burdens on business, leading to hundreds of reforms worldwide to improve the business environment. The OECD’s Stephen Thomsen looks at the pros and cons of this approach.
Governments count on their Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) to attract international investment but relatively little is known about how they go about this. Alexandre de Crombrugghe shares some of the insights gained during a stocktaking of IPAs in OECD countries.
With citizens, communities and politicians increasingly questioning the benefits of globalisation and the multilateral trading system, the OECD's Greg Medcraft looks at what we can do to ensure foreign infrastructure investment is high quality, sustainable and works for all, with particular reference to China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
In the third post of his Legacy Blog Series, Roel Nieuwenkamp encourages the responsible business conduct community to start planning for the next update of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
OECD data for foreign direct investment (FDI) flows in the first quarter of 2018 reveal that global FDI outflows fell to USD 136 billion from USD 242 billion in the previous quarter. OECD's Maria Borga analyses the cause of this precipitous drop.
As the digital technologies transforming the global business landscape reach deeper into the non-digital economy, the OECD’s Michael Gestrin and Julia Staudt look at potential implications for multinational enterprises and international investment.
In the context of global discussions on Investor-State Dispute Settlement reform, the OECD’s David Gaukrodger looks at why adjudicator selection is attracting attention.
State-owned enterprises in the energy sector are major producers of greenhouse gases. But new research shows that they are also driving the growth of renewables, particularly in the electricity sector. Dirk Röttgers and Bill Below look at why SOEs must play a more substantial role in steering decarbonisation efforts towards the 2 degree goal.
Riding the wave of technological innovation in finance, the robo-advice model has emerged as one potential solution to increase the accessibility and affordability of getting help to invest savings for retirement. OECD's Jessica Mosher looks at the potential benefits, risks and challenges.
‘Fearless Girl’, the diminutive and plucky bronze statue that’s been staring down the 3-ton ‘Charging Bull’ on Wall Street for the past year, has become a symbol for gender diversity in corporate leadership. What kind of world can she expect to find when she enters the job market some years from now?