Events and workshops

Upcoming

There are no upcoming events or workshops.

Past

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OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector

This forum will bring the public and private sector together to review progress on the implementation of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains in the Garment and Footwear Sector.

Registration is free.

OECD webinar: Scaling up credible business action on climate

This webinar will cover the 2023 changes to the Environment chapter of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises on Responsible Business Conduct.

OECD webinar: Recoding our understanding of RBC in Science, Tech and Innovation

This webinar covered the 2023 changes to the Science, Technology and Innovation chapter of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises on Responsible Business Conduct.

Available on Youtube.

Frankly Speaking – A podcast on Responsible Business: Allan Jorgensen: What the OECD Guidelines update means for responsible business

Head of the OECD Centre for RBC, Allan Jorgensen has joined Richard Howitt's podcast to talk about the recent update of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises on Responsible Business Conduct. The podcast covers how the OECD Guidelines differentiate from other global tools, key changes relating to environment and climate change, and how they can help business take ownership of their value chain and potential adverse impacts.

Available on Spotify and Apple.

UN GCNA 2023 Australian Dialogue on Business and Human Rights

The Dialogue brings together representatives from Australian business, government, civil society, academia and the investor community to collaborate on the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the UN Global Compact Ten Principles.

AusNCP Senior Official, Mr Tom Dickson and Independent Examiner, Ms Shanta Martin will be panellists.

Webinar - Updated OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises on Responsible Business Conduct

The OECD has launched updated Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises on Responsible Business Conduct (OECD Guidelines). The 2023 update addresses responsible business conduct developments including climate change, biodiversity, technology, business integrity and supply chain due diligence.

This OECD forum will cover what has changed in the recent update of the OECD Guidelines and why it matters.

This event is of interest to business, civil society, trade unions and government.

Register now for the 6pm or 11pm AEST sessions.

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OECD Forum on Green Finance and Investment

This forum will bring the public and private sector together to foster discussion on accelerating policy action to target sustainable finance issues.

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2023 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum

The livestreamed forum will bring the public and private sector together to explore opportunities to strengthen integrity and bolster international action against corruption.

Registration is free.

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OECD Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains

The Forum sessions will cover combatting corruption, engaging with communities in high-risk areas and undertaking due diligence.

This forum will be livestreamed.

Human Rights Resources and Energy Collaborative

AusNCP Independent Examiner John Southalan presented to a meeting of the Human Rights Resource and Energy Collaborative in Perth.

The presentation gave an overview of the OECD Guidelines, NCP cases, and a summary of aspects relevant to the resources sector.

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9th 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.

The OECD Guidelines and Environmentally Responsible Business Conduct

AusNCP Independent Examiner John Southalan presented at a workshop organised by the National Environmental Law Association (WA) and Curtin Law School in Perth.

The workshop provided an overview of the application of the OECD Guidelines to cases involving environmental issues and examines the practicalities of a complaint to the AusNCP.

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.

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.

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.

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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”.

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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.

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.


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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 [PDF 2.0MB] to address emerging risks and to share learnings on implementing due diligence across geographies in a neutral environment.

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.

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.