September 3, 2013
Among the many negotiation frameworks that aim to facilitate open trade, the work of the OECD is critical in providing the soundest possible economic analysis. Supported by BIAC’s advice and advocacy from the business sectors of all member countries, the OECD is uniquely placed to advance business-led growth.
P. O’Reilly, World Commerce Review
August 3, 2013
Over the next two years, the reader of this newspaper will be subjected to an increasing number of articles and news about BEPS, Base Erosion and Profit Shifting. It is a central theme of the G20 agenda. Brazilian companies, especially those with international operations, must put this issue on the radar.
J.A. Coelho Fernandes, Valor Econômico
July 19, 2013
BIAC and the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) met yesterday with G20 Labour Ministers in Moscow to discuss necessary policies for growth and job creation.
At the 18 July consultation with G20 Labour Ministers, BIAC and the IOE were supported by their Member Organisations as part of the B20 delegation led by the Russian Employers (RSPP). Trade union representatives were also present.
July 19, 2013
BIAC welcomes the release of the OECD Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS “Action Plan”) that was submitted to G20 Finance Ministers this week in Moscow.
June 27, 2013
The launch of the OECD Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct, held in Paris on 26 and 27 June, set the stage for strengthening the global dialogue on corporate responsibility.
June 18, 2013
In a joint statement issued in Geneva today, global representatives of workers and business, who speak for their constituents within the G20 process as the L20 and B20, call on G20 governments to prioritise quality apprenticeships as a key means to alleviate high levels of youth unemployment, as well as to assist in up-skilling older workers to meet the challenges of a changing world of work.
The L20-B20 meeting drew representatives of business and workers from around the globe in a joint effort to address issues of common concern, and to come up with a set of principles to support quality apprenticeships based on the study of a range of successful national experiences.
June 6, 2013
According to an international survey of national business and employers’ organisations, the private sector is calling for education systems to focus more closely on the needs of labour markets.
The employers’ survey was carried out by the Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) to the OECD, and includes responses from 28 leading national business and employers’ organisations in 27 countries spanning several continents.
May 29, 2013
On 29 May 2013, BIAC made an urgent call for a more business-enabling environment at the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting.
The OECD Economic Outlook for 2013 points to an uneven recovery of the global economy and the challenges for governments to implement appropriate policies for more growth and employment.
May 27, 2013
On the occasion of its 51st meeting, BIAC’s General Assembly elected Phil O’Reilly as its new Chair. Phil O’Reilly is Chief Executive of BusinessNZ, New Zealand’s largest business advocacy group, and BIAC Vice Chair since 2010. He is New Zealand’s employer delegate to the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO).
April 24, 2013
Today, business and policy makers held their first OECD workshop on how to make the agro-food chain greener and more sustainable for all. They agreed that the private sector is the leading driver of agricultural productivity and resource efficiency, but sound policies are necessary pre-requisites in order to realise the full potential of greening the agro-food chain.