A recent firm-level study conducted by the UN Regional Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) found that a reduction in customs and trade clearance times increased SMEs likelihood of participation in export or international production networks (IPNs) relatively more than that of larger enterprises.
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is one of the five Regional Commissions of the United Nations. ESCAP has a long-standing and comprehensive programme on trade facilitation, implemented in close collaboration with regional and global partners, including OECD, UNCTAD, WCO, WTO and the World Bank at the global level, and the Asian Development Bank at the regional level. The programme consists of three integrated components: research, capacity building, and a legislative component.
This is an information notice for the International Conference on “Practical steps towards a knowledge based economy” and Seventh session of the SPECA Project Working Group on Knowledge-based Development, organized by ESCAP on 16 to 17 June 2015 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
Presentations from Session 5: Enabling increased sustainability of business operations: What role for Governments? at the "Regional Conference on Aligning Corporate Sustainability with SDGs", 20 May 2015, UNCC, Bangkok, Thailand
-Thomas Thomas, CEO, ASEAN CSR Network (Talking point provided)
How the OECD Guidelines for Responsible Business Conduct Can Reinforce the Sustainable Development Goals
-Roel Nieuwenkamp, Chair, OECD Working Party on Responsible Business Conduct
-Pooran Pandey, Executive Director, Global Compact Network India*