Promoting inclusive business through responsible business. Part 1 – Outsource production not responsibility

Roel Nieuwenkamp, Chair of the OECD Working Party on Responsible Business Conduct (@nieuwenkamp_csr). Part 2 is here. Inclusive business and inclusive growth have of late become powerful buzz words in the realm of international policy. Inclusive business is a private sector approach to providing goods, services, and livelihoods on a commercially viable basis to people […]

Conflict minerals: Congo communities say support Dodd-Frank

On October 10th, we published an article from US businessman Chuck Blakeman criticising the Dodd-Frank Act’s section on conflict minerals, saying it was against the interests of the people of the DR Congo. Today, we publish a reply from Prince Kihangi Kyamwami, Secretary-General of  BEDEWA, the agency in charge of development in the Walikale region […]

Conflict Minerals: Hands-Off Is Not a Solution

Today’s post is contributed by Stephen P. Groff,  Deputy Director of the OECD Development Co-operation Directorate What do an artisanal miner in the Democratic Republic of Congo, computer companies, and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris have in common? They all have a keen interest in ensuring that mining in Africa does not […]