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This document sets out the policy framework that will define Oxfam Novib’s future programme of work in corporate accountability and that will guide its social justice agenda in relation to the private sector.

Oxfam Novib recognises that the activities of multinational companies can promote economic development and generate wealth and prosperity in a sustainable manner, thereby enhancing the realisation of a broad range of economic and social rights. Experience of the past ten years work with the private sector has made clear the importance of the interaction between business and society in working to overcome poverty and create development and social justice, when transparency and accountability come together.

An appendix provides brief overviews of the main international frameworks including those from OECD, from the United Nations, and from ISO.

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