Multinational Enterprises (EMP/MULTI) resources

  1. Effective investment facilitation and sustainable development

    This five-day course will help investment promotion agencies to strengthen their investment promotion and facilitation capacities, expand their after-care services and, more broadly, enhance the development impacts of FDI flowing into their countries, particularly as regards the creation of more and better jobs. The course is run jointly by WAIPA (World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies) and the International Labour Organization (ILO).

  2. International labour standards and corporate social responsibility: the labour dimension of human rights due diligence

    This five-day course aims to strengthen the capacity of participants to understand the principles of international labour standards as they relate to company operations (including due diligence related to labour rights) and how those principles can be most effectively implemented in company operations.

  3. Multinational enterprises, development and decent work: the approach of the MNE Declaration

    This five-day course will look at how governments, enterprises and the social partners are encouraged to each put policies in place and engage with each other through dialogue to maximize the positive contribution of multinational enterprises to socio economic development and decent work.

  4. ILO Director-General speech at 2018 annual Forum on Business and Human Rights

    02 December 2018

    Panel on “Building coherence and reaching scale on human rights due diligence – International organizations' leadership perspectives”, 27 November - 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. – Room XX

  5. 2018 annual forum on Business and Human Rights

    This year’s Annual Forum on Business and human rights focused on Corporate human rights due diligence - emerging practices, challenges and ways forward. ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, spoke in the high-level panel “Building coherence and reaching scale on human rights due diligence – International organizations’ leadership perspectives” highlighting how the ILO is contributing to the business and human rights agenda as part of the broader decent work agenda and the need to scale up efforts in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  6. ILO Helpdesk fro Business on International Labour Standards

    07 November 2018

    Looking for answers to your questions about labour standards?

  7. Partnerships

    10 October 2018

  8. Promoting women’s economic empowerment at work through responsible business conduct in G7 countries.

    09 October 2018

    This project aims to support sustainable, inclusive and equitable economic growth by promoting women’s economic empowerment in public and private sector in G7 countries. This project is funded by the European Union Partnership Instrument. The ILO Tripartite Declaration on Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (MNE Declaration) will provide the key guidance for activities under this cooperation.

  9. Case study: Colombia investment, export promotion and workers’ rights

    08 October 2018

    This case study evaluates the policies and practices that the Colombian government has initiated in order to attract investment, and promote exports based on improved respect for workers’ rights. It seeks to assess to what extent the Colombian Policy for attracting foreign investment and promoting exports has had a positive impact on workers’ rights, productive employment, and equitable work.

  10. Factors affecting technology spillovers from Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) in backward linkages in the Turkish manufacturing sector: lessons for Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs)

    08 October 2018

    The objective of these studies is to stimulate It is widely accepted by developing countries that technology and knowledge can spill over from Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) to local firms. However, this outcome is not automatic; a broad range of factors affect the existence of such spillovers. This study examines the MNE-related factors which might affect technology spillover channels and the spillover potential for local subsidiaries, particularly in backward linkages, within the specific context of the Turkish manufacturing sector. The evidence suggests that not all MNEs have the same spillover potential and different characteristics of the MNEs affect the spillover channels differently. This implies that a “one-size-fits-all” approach to increase technology spillover benefits of MNEs is sub-optimal and a customized approach is required.