The links and interactions between trade and competition are at the forefront of the international policy debate as governments seek to recover from the human and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. OECD’s Ruben Maximiano and Lorena Giuberti Coutinho share their views on the implications state intervention can have on competition and trade policy.
Road to zero – Making responsible business conduct the new normal for a sustainable future
As the world begins to re-build and re-design in the wake of the pandemic, OECD's Greg Medcraft and Allan Jørgensen look at the contribution OECD instruments on responsible business conduct can make to help drive responsible climate action.
Youth Perspective: What Does Trust in Business Mean in a Post-COVID-19 World?
How do the youth of today define trust in business and what significance does it bear on our lives and our futures? We are three young women who were born and raised on three different continents who have sought to find answers to this seemingly complex but important question.
Global policy responses to capital flow volatility
The COVID-19 health and economic crisis has once again focused attention on the fickleness of capital flows and the need to have an adequate policy toolkit to manage the risks that stem from these flows, while maximising their benefits.
Unlocking the full potential of sustainable finance
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing has grown considerably and is fast becoming mainstream. Yet market participants across the board are missing the relevant, comparable ESG data they need to properly inform decisions, manage risks, measure outcomes, and align investments with sustainable, long-term value. OECD's Greg Medcraft summarises the findings in the 2020 OECD Business and Finance Outlook.
Can development aid enhance the resilience of investment in developing countries?
The current crisis is stretching developing countries’ financing capacities to their limits. Already suffering from rising debt levels and the risk of debt distress, and insufficient domestic and external financing resources, developing countries are now struggling to mitigate the interrelated health, humanitarian and economic effects of the pandemic.
Can foreign direct investment improve the resilience of health systems?
Health systems are facing the most serious global pandemic crisis in a century, sparking discussions among policymakers on how to strengthen their resilience.
Foreign direct investment during the pandemic: A buffer for jobs?
The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a global humanitarian, social and economic crisis. Poverty will rise for the first time since 1998, with hundreds of millions of jobs lost and livelihoods affected. Many of the jobs affected by the pandemic depend on investments and operations of multinational enterprises (MNEs) and their buyers and suppliers in global value chains. But foreign direct investment (FDI) is estimated to fall by at least 30% in 2020 – meaning that fewer jobs than expected have been and will be created.
Shaping the ‘she-covery’: Using gender inclusive competition policy to build back better
The unfolding health and economic consequences of the COVID-19 crisis have once again thrown the spotlight on the structural inequalities that women in our society face. As governments and societies reflect on how to recover from the crisis and build back better, OECD's Chris Pike looks at the contribution gender inclusive competition policy could make.
COVID-19 is a chilling reminder of why the world needs to protect whistleblowers
Retaliation against whistleblowers during the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a spotlight on the critical role whistleblower protection plays in the fight against bribery and corruption. OECD's Leah Ambler and Apostolos Zampounidis argue that emergency measures should be taken to protect whistleblowers and promote reporting during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.