Events

Promoting Responsible Business Conduct

Past

10 November 2022

Business and human rights in practice: Webinar for legal practitioners on Australia’s unique complaints mechanism

An increasing number of human rights complaints about multinational enterprises are being brought to the Australian National Contact Point for Responsible Business Conduct (AusNCP).

AusNCP Independent Examiner and barrister, Shanta Martin, presented a webinar covering what makes the AusNCP structure and process unique, how it works, current complaint trends and outcomes, and factors to consider when practitioners are faced with a case that could lead to a complaint under the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

AusNCP Law Council Webinar Presentation 2022 [PDF 3.2MB]

3 November 2022

2022 State Conference of National Environmental Law Association (WA)

AusNCP Independent Examiner John Southalan presented at the Western Australia State Conference of the National Environmental Law Association. In a session on Climate Change and Policy, Mr Southalan gave an overview of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, and environmental aspects of responsible business conduct.

AusNCP Presentation to 2022 NELA (WA) Conference [PDF 1.4MB].
6 October 2022

OECD Forum on Resilient Supply Chains

The Forum targeted the public and private sectors to build greater supply chain resilience and allow discussions between stakeholders to explore the benefits and risks of globalisation.

5-7 October 2022

9th OECD Forum on Green Finance and Investment

The Forum targeted the public and private sectors to discuss actions toward sustainable finance issues. This year’s theme is “Moving from commitments to actions in the decade for delivery: towards impactful green and sustainable finance”.

2‑6 May 2022

15th OECD Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains

Hosted by the OECD, the Forum reviewed progress on the implementation of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict‑Affected and High-Risk Areas and other initiatives to enable responsible mineral production and sourcing.

The Forum had a particular focus on critical minerals and the supply chain due diligence necessary for critical minerals to contribute to a just low‑carbon transition.

23 March 2022

ESG Issues for Business: Implications of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

The AusNCP, Norton Rose Fulbright and The University of Western Australia hosted a webinar on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues for business. The webinar covered what the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises mean for businesses operating in, or from, Australia, and the AusNCP complaints process.

Event flyer [PDF 113KB]

AusNCP ESG for Business Slidepack [PPS 9.5MB]

22‑24 February 2022

OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector

The Forum brings together representatives of government, business, trade unions and civil society to review progress on the implementation of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains in the Garment and Footwear Sector to address emerging risks and to share learnings on implementing due diligence across geographies in a neutral environment.

16 January 2022

OECD Public Consultation for the draft Recommendation on the Role of Governments in promoting RBC

The draft OECD Recommendation focuses on the ways in which governments can drive, support or promote responsible business practices. The draft (non‑legally binding) Recommendation brings together existing OECD legal instruments and other guidance into a single document. The OECD launched a public consultation which closed on 16 January 2022 to ensure that the draft Recommendation benefits from the views and experiences of all relevant stakeholders.

21 October 2021

The AusNCP complaints process - webinar for legal practitioners

The AusNCP hosted a webinar for legal practitioners on Thursday 21 October. The webinar covered how the AusNCP complaints process works under the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, including good offices conciliation and confidentiality processes, and role of the Independent Examiner. The webinar was presented by John Southalan, AusNCP Independent Examiner and the AusNCP Secretariat.

AusNCP Law Council Webinar Presentation [PPS 10.4MB]