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In January 2015, CCSI sent a memo to President Obama to provide input on the U.S. National Action Plan on responsible business conduct. The memo applauded the U.S. Government’s decision to develop a National Action Plan consistent with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, noting that responsible and rights-respecting outward investment can support sustainable development in host countries, and that the U.S. Government has an important role to play in promoting responsible business operations. The memo urged the government to explore in particular how the National Action Plan can address U.S. business conduct related to extractive industries investments and large-scale agricultural investments abroad.
Kaitlin Y. Cordes & Lisa E. Sachs,
Memo to the Obama Administration on the U.S. National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct,
Available at: https://scholarship.law.columbia.edu/sustainable_investment_staffpubs/47
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