Publications

2016

  1. Inclusive business practices in Africa's extractive industries

    08 February 2016

    The policy note presents key factors contributing to inclusive growth linked to the extractive industries in Africa, reflecting on the distinctive yet complementary roles of governments and multinational enterprises. The document considers the types of economic linkages to local communities and national economies that contribute towards employment, enterprise development, infrastructure, and ultimately to the economic transformation required for sustainable development. The factors are explained with reference to lessons learned from African countries at various stages of development of their mining, oil and gas sectors.

2015

  1. Multinational enterprises, development and decent work: An annotated bibliography on the application of the Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy

    04 August 2015

    This annotated bibliography provides a succinct overview of the significant amount of research, analysis, and guidance documents on the activities of multinational enterprises (MNEs) that has been published by the ILO and others from 2005 to 2015. The publication presents a solid collection of works relevant to the ILO MNE Declaration and provides a range of information on labour and employment issues to parties interested in translating the principles of the Declaration into action. It will be of interest to ILO constituents, ILO staff members and researchers who deal with issues related to investment, MNEs and decent work. Those interested in MNEs, CSR, the role of the private sector in development and FDI more broadly, may also find this bibliography useful in their work.

  2. Corporate Social Responsibility and decent work

    31 March 2015

    Corporate Social Responsibility has the stated aim of encouraging the positive contribution of business to socio economic development and reducing the risk of possible negative impact, including along the complex systems of global supply chains, thus becoming an intrinsic part of the way business does its business. This approach recognizes that enterprises have a responsibility to ensure that jobs are decent, workplaces are safe and inclusive, proper wages are being paid and workers have a voice to come up for their rights. At the same time genuine CSR seeks to encourage the positive impact of the private sector as a major player in society creating jobs that provide incomes and learning opportunities. To fully harness the potential of the private sector, the ILO was one of the first international organizations to adopt an instrument that introduces a social dimension to the forces shaping globalization, The Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (MNE Declaration). In the 1970s it was ahead of its time and today it is more relevant than ever to engage with business and achieve a fair globalization.

2014

  1. Enterprise Development through Value Chains and Business Services Markets: A Market Development approach to pro-poor growth

    11 November 2014

    Information about this job distance learning course for project implementers and policy makers.

  2. Engaging multinational enterprises on more and better jobs

    03 November 2014

    The ILO approach to responsible global business - Sustainable Enterprises

  3. SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES ILO-OECD Roundtable on Responsible Supply Chains in the Textile and Garment Sector 29-30 September 2014, OECD Conference Certre, Paris

    26 September 2014

  4. Sessions Summaries ILO-OECD Roundtable on Responsible Supply Chains in the Textile and Garment Sector 29-30 September 2014, OECD Conference Certre, Paris

    26 September 2014

  5. Agenda ILO-OECD Roundtable on Responsible Supply Chains in the Textile and Garment Sector 29-30 September 2014, OECD Conference Certre, Paris

    26 September 2014

  6. Tripartite declaration of principles concerning multinational enterprises and social policy (MNE Declaration) - 4th Edition

    29 August 2014

    The MNE Declaration is the only ILO instrument that provides direct guidance to enterprises on social policy and inclusive, responsible and sustainable workplace practices. It is the only global instrument in this area that was elaborated and adopted by governments, employers and workers from around the world. It was adopted close to 40 years ago (and amended twice in 2000 and 2006) but its aims remain highly relevant in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Its principles are addressed to MNEs, governments, and employers’ and workers’ organizations and cover areas such as employment, training, conditions of work and life, and industrial relations as well as general policies. All principles build on international labour standards (ILO conventions and recommendations). The MNE Declaration facilitates outreach and understanding of the Decent Work Agenda in the private sector, as highlighted in the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization.

  7. Short overview of the Principles of the MNE Declaration

    04 June 2014

2013

  1. Agenda 2013 Interagency Roundtable on CSR Promoting Responsible Investment 14 November 2013, ILO Geneva

    20 December 2013

  2. Summary Report 2013 Interagency Roundtable on CSR Promoting Responsible Investment 14 November 2013, ILO Geneva

    20 December 2013

  3. The Foz de Iguazú Declaration "Dialogue between territories: new insights on Local Economic Development".

    05 December 2013

2010

  1. Promoting job creation for young people in multinational enterprises and their supply chains: Sierra Leone

    14 December 2010

    Employment Sector - Employment Report No. 8

  2. Promoting job creation for young people in multinational enterprises and their supply chains: Liberia

    02 September 2010

    Employment Sector - Employment Report No. 7

  3. The promotion of respect for workers’ rights in the banking sector : current practice and future prospects

    07 April 2010

    Employment Working Paper No. 26

  4. International framework agreements and global social dialogue: Parameters and prospects

    09 February 2010

    Employment Working Paper No. 47

  5. International framework agreements and global social dialogue : lessons from the Daimler case

    25 January 2010

    Employment Working Paper No. 46

2009

  1. Guidelines on Cooperation between the United Nations and the Business Sector

    20 November 2009

  2. The Financial & Economic Crisis: Responding Responsibly Some frequently asked questions

    29 October 2009

    HD/Crisis/No.1