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OECD Risk Awareness Tool for Multinational Enterprises in Weak Governance Zones (2006)

“The OECD Risk Awareness Tool for Multinational Enterprises in Weak Governance Zones aims to help companies that invest in countries where governments are unwilling or unable to assume their responsibilities. It addresses risks and ethical dilemmas that companies are likely to face in such weak governance zones, including obeying the law and observing international instruments, heightened care in managing investments, knowing business partners and clients and dealing with public sector officials, and speaking out about wrongdoing.” (Foreword) The tool is structured as follows: 1) Introduction; 2) Obeying the law and observing international instruments; 3) Heightened managerial care; 4) Political activities; 5) Knowing clients and business partners; 6) Speaking out about wrongdoing; and 7) Business roles in weak governance societies – a broadened view of self-interest.