16/06/2015 – Responsible business conduct (RBC) is an essential part of an open international investment climate. The activities of multinational enterprises often span multiple countries and many cultural, legal, and regulatory environments. How can RBC contribute to achieving major universal goals, such as those to be agreed under the post- 2015 development and climate change agendas? How can we improve access to remedy for victims of adverse impacts from business conduct?

Government officials, business leaders and civil society representatives will come together to provide insights and exchange views on how to do well while doing no harm in an effort to contribute to sustainable development and enduring social progress, at the OECD’s 3rd annual Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct on 18-19 June (OECD Conference Centre, 2 rue André Pascal, 75016, Paris). All sessions are open to the media. A live webcast will start at 9.30am (CET) on 18 June.

Speakers include:

Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD

Peter Bakker, President, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the ITUC

Richard Howitt, European Parliament Rapporteur on Corporate Social Responsibility

Amina Mohammed, UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning

David Nussbaum, chief executive of WWF-UK

Charles H. Rivkin, Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs

Thomas Silberhorn, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development

Sessions also include one on responsibility in international sporting events with Jörg Vollmüller, Head of Commercial, Legal Division, FIFA, and one on China’s Approach to Responsible Business.

Journalists can register their attendance by contacting Caroline Tourrier or Spencer Wilson from the OECD Media Division.