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Global Reporting Initiative launches new G4 guidelines

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 24 MAY 2013  |  NEWS
... greater accessibility for those new to reporting, and harmonization with other important global frameworks, including the OECD MNE Guidelines, the United Nations Global Compact Principles, and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. G4 ...

UN Global Compact, GRI most cited CSR instruments

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 15 MAR 2013  |  NEWS
... statements included the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Guidelines, ISO 26000, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights ...

KPMG: fraud costs Australian/NZ businesses $373 million

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 8 FEB 2013  |  NEWS
... standards for anti-corruption. In November 2012, a report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) found that while the Australian government is making foreign bribery offences a priority, enforcement of its foreign bribery ...

Will sustainability survive the end of the boom?

JOSH DOWSE  |  FRIDAY, 7 DEC 2012  |  NEWS
... very long time. In real terms, income has risen by over 4% a year on average, for 20 years. That's faster than the rate of OECD economies and faster than Australia's historical rates. As a result, our per capita income lifted from 16 th among OECD nations ...

Investment in programs for Aboriginal women and girls needed

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 23 NOV 2012  |  NEWS
... role women play in their families and their extended communities, Doyle said. "If you look at studies from the WHO and the OECD, what they've found is that if you invest in women through programs that improve health, welfare and wellbeing, it has a multiplier ...

OECD criticises low enforcement of foreign bribery law

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 2 NOV 2012  |  NEWS
... bribery laws has been "extremely low", according to a report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). There has only been one case of prosecution of a foreign bribery offence, out of 28 referrals in 13 years, the OECD Working ...

Climate change top perceived likely risk to Australia

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 20 JUL 2012  |  NEWS
... commercialisation remain very low." The issue of inadequate R&D investment was intertwined with other issues. KPMG cites OECD statistics that show that Australia's researchers work in higher education, rather than in business, and that university-industry ...

International human rights law impacts Australian companies

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 13 APR 2012  |  NEWS
... derive from international human rights law, Nicolson pointed out. Furthermore there are "soft-law" approaches, such as the OECD Guidelines on Multinational Enterprises, which create obligations for countries to monitor how multinational corporations ...

Leightons under investigation over payment disclosure

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 17 FEB 2012  |  NEWS
... considered the same as a bribe in the UK Bribery Act, in the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) and by the OECD. "We first did work in this in 2006, and it was hard because companies didn't have any legal definition as to what was a ...

KPMG: companies should review anti-corruption policies

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 18 JAN 2012  |  NEWS
... considered the same as a bribe in the UK Bribery Act, in the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) and by the OECD. "Companies and organisations should revisit their policies to make sure that they're very explicit about what a facilitation ...