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.
A new OECD study looks at the "flip side" of enforcement actions that ended in sanctions on the supply-side of a foreign bribery transaction. OECD's Kathryn Gordon and Brooks Hickman share some of the insights gained from the survey.
Seventy years after the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, companies now have a responsibility to respect human rights. Christine Kaufmann and Roel Nieuwenkamp look at how companies should integrate this obligation into their company operations.
On the occasion of the launch of a new OECD study of what happens to public officials who accept bribes, Klaus Moosmayer explains why governments and business must work together to address the demand side of bribery.
With Asian companies now the world’s largest users of public equity financing, OECD's Mats Isaksson looks at what this means for the global integration of Asian capital markets and the international corporate governance dialogue.
By Romain Despalins - Pension assets rose to record levels in 2017, exceeding USD 40 trillion in the OECD area for the first time ever, according to Pension Markets in Focus.
in the run-up to the 2018 International Anti-Corruption Conference in Copenhagen, the OECD, TI, the Open Government Partnership and Denmark, join together to remind us that it is only through a world free of corruption that we can strive for peace and security for all.
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.
Kathryn Dovey of the OECD talks to Bill Below about National Contact Points for for Responsible Business Conduct — the unique grievance mechanism created to address and resolve cases of potential non-compliance to the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
Julio Bacio Terracino talks with On The Level's Bill Below about the influence of the powerful few—those individuals and organisations that manage to shape political outcomes to favour their narrow interests rather than the public good. This cycle that can only be broken through governance systems that ensure that all voices are heard. Yet, political … Continue reading Influence: Why the powerful few are more powerful than ever