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.
April 3, 2013
BIAC’s Competition Committee Chair Linda Martin Alegi, of Baker & McKenzie, and special adviser Calvin S. Goldman QC, of Blake Cassels Graydon, say a few words on the important role Jenny has played at the OECD.
D. Vascott, Global Competition Review
March 28, 2013
The Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) organized an international business dialogue with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on 26 March to discuss the 12 February OECD Report on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) and the future of cross-border taxation policies. The meeting was attended by business representatives, governments and the OECD. It addressed the international tax issues outlined in the OECD BEPS report relating to erosion of the tax base, jurisdiction to tax and transfer pricing.
March 20, 2013
Will Morris was one of the speakers at the Regional Tax Conference held on 5 March in Bratislava.
Z. Gabrizova, EurActiv Slovakia
March 4, 2013
The BIAC General Assembly announced today that Bernhard Welschke will assume the position of BIAC Secretary General in April. He follows Tadahiro Asami who stepped down in December 2012 after a long and successful term at the helm of BIAC in Paris.
February 13, 2013
“Constatez-vous, comme l’OCDE, que la base fiscale des entreprises multinationales s’est érodée ?“…
E. Conessa, Les Echos