OECD Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct

Conversations with the National Contact Points for RBC

Jun 16, 2021 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Forum Session

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To allow direct interaction between participants and NCPs, this session will be held in Zoom. Participants are invited to register via the link on this page. Please note that registration to the main Forum alone will not enable access to this session. The session “Conversations with the National Contact Points for RBC” brings NCPs and participants together to learn more and exchange about the role of the NCPs in an open dialogue. Featuring three different break-out rooms – NCPs for beginners, NCPs for remedy, and NCPs to support RBC – the session will explore key questions pertaining to the NCP system. Beginning with a short introduction of NCPs by the OECD, participants will be invited to select the break-out room that most interests them: • Breakout 1 - NCPs for beginners: Who are the NCPs, why do they exist and what do they do? The dual mandate of the NCPs: what does it mean to promote the Guidelines and contribute to the resolution of issues that arise relating to the implementation of the Guidelines in specific instances? How do NCPs help with policy coherence on responsible business conduct? • Breakout 2 - NCPs for remedy: What is the ‘specific instance’ process? What tools do NCPs have at their disposal to facilitate remedy? What remedy / outcomes have NCPs achieved already? What challenges do NCPs encounter when facilitating remedy? How can NCPs enhance their remedy role? • Breakout 3 - NCPs to support RBC: What expectations do the Guidelines place on companies? How do they align with other standards? Why the complexity in the RBC field and how to make sense of it? What’s the mandate of NCPs in helping companies understand and implement the Guidelines Note: the option to self-select the breakout room of their choice requires use of the Zoom desktop or mobile app version 5.3.0 or higher.

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