OECD invites comments on their work on business responsibilities & investment treaties (Deadline: 17 Feb)
Investment treaty policy makers are increasingly faced with pressures to integrate policies relating to business responsibilities into investment treaties. As policy makers contemplate whether and how to respond in their particular field, they need to understand the broader framework for business responsibilities.
In October 2019, governments participating in the OECD-hosted Investment Roundtable initiated work on business responsibilities and investment treaties. The OECD is now inviting comments from business, trade unions, civil society and experts on a consultation paper that provides governments with a preliminary overview of the fields of BHR and RBC. The paper considers a range of recent government actions, including in response to growing calls for policy coherence across government, as well as a few important stakeholder initiatives.
Comments received will inform discussions at the OECD Conference on Business Responsibilities and Investment Treaties taking place in Paris on 16 March 2020 and in inter-governmental discussions.