Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

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Responsible business conduct: Re-shaping global business

John Evans

November 2011

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment


The Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) were updated in 2011. Trade unions are calling on the OECD and the 42 adhering governments to ensure that the new Guidelines help close the global governance gaps that leave millions of workers around the world facing hardship and insecurity and denied access to their fundamental rights.