The expectation that goods and services should be produced and supplied in a manner that guarantees the respect for human rights, decent work, and environmental protection has grown significantly. At the same time, the past decades have seen a convergence of international standards on responsible business conduct (RBC), including on the corporate responsibility to respect human rights. Governments, business and civil society are also showing an increased interest in promoting responsible business conduct.

In this context, the Responsible Business Conduct in Latin America and the Caribbean (RBCLAC) projectwas recently launched to address those challenges. This project is implemented by the International Labour Office (ILO), the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), and financed and designed in collaboration with the European Union (EU).

The RBCLAC project aims to:

– Support governments, businesses and stakeholders in their efforts to promote and uphold responsible business conduct in line with international standards (for further information on these international standards, please see the RBCLAC project leaflet).

– Promote smart, sustainable and inclusive growth in the EU and Latin America and Caribbean by supporting responsible business conduct through a mix of regional and country-specific activities in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama and Peru.


For more information, visit the official sites of RBCLAC Project of ILO, OECD, and OHCHR.


The RBCLAC Fund has provided direct financing opportunities for initiatives in the region that contributed to the promotion and implementation of Responsible Business Conduct (RBC). The proposals that have been funded have contributed to raising awareness of the benefits and positive impacts of CER among governments, companies (including SMEs), employers’ and workers’ organizations, and other civil society actors.

Specific objectives

➜ To facilitate collaboration among RBC initiatives.

➜ To facilitate the development of the activities conceived and executed by non-for profit entities that promote and strengthen the adoption of RBC practices that are to be implemented by Latin America, Caribbean, and European companies; including, but not limited to, SMEs.



More than 330 projects received in total in both calls



 6 funded projects implemented in 9 Latin American countries



 More than 550,000 dollars destined to finance the winning projects


First call in numbers

Second call in numbers


• Argentina   • Brazil   • Chile   • Colombia   • Costa Rica   • Ecuador   • México   • Panamá   • Peru

Click on each country on the map to see the projects funded there