A major challenge facing the Republic of Buryatia, subject of the Russian Federation, is how to balance the task of protecting Lake Baikal – a unique water object and ecological system included in the UNESCO list of World Natural Heritage Areas – with the need for dynamic and sustainable socio-economic development of the republic. This requires streamlining and improving water policy jointly with economic, administrative, information and other policy instruments. The recommendations in this report aim to help achieve this objective. They include the introduction of abstraction charges for irrigation water as a natural resource; enhancement of state support to the water sector; and improvement of economic instruments for managing risks of water-related hazards (such as compulsory insurance and differentiated land tax rates in flood prone areas). A few innovative instruments are also recommended for pilot testing such as establishing limits for discharges of certain hazardous substances in a pilot area (e.g. Selenga river basin) and progressive development of market for tradable quotas for discharges of the “capped” pollutants; and introducing a charge (tax) on toxic agricultural chemicals (pesticides, herbicides, etc.) and synthetic detergents so that to create incentives for the reduction of diffuse water pollution.
The 2015 annual meeting of the OECD Russia Corporate Governance Roundtable took place in Moscow on 22 October. The discussions focused on implementation and monitoring of the 2014 Russian Code of Corporate Governance, corporate governance priorities of investors for the Russian market and the new G20/OECD Corporate Governance Principles.
This meeting focused on issues related to implementation, monitoring and enforcement of the new Russian Corporate Governance Code.
The Russian Corporate Governance Roundtable brings together a network of Russian and international policy makers and private sector decision-makers who are looking to guide corporate governance reform efforts in Russia.
Discussions at this meeting focused on the first draft of the revised Russian Code of Corporate Governance.
Moscow, Russia - 25-26 October 2012 - discussions at this meeting addressed topics related to corporate governance and listing requirements in Russia.
Active from 1999 to 2008, the original Russian Corporate Governance Roundtable brought together an informal but highly influential network of Russian and international policy makers and private sector decision-makers.
Recent years have seen the rise in alternative sources of capital, including the re-emergence of states as influential owners of commercial assets.This meeting focused on the corporate governance of state-owned enterprises in Russia.
In 2007, Russia’s international investment flows reached record highs, making Russia one of the world’s largest recipients and sources of FDI. Russia's potential for attracting even more international investment can be improved by strengthening beneficial competition and offering additional opportunities for investment. Disseminating international standard business practices among Russian firms can also boost the country's
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On 14-15 December 2006, senior policy-makers, experts, and representatives of the private sector from Russia and OECD countries met to discuss progress as well as remaining challenges in improving corporate governance and transparency in Russian state owned enterprises. The basis for discussion was a “Concept Paper on Corporate Governance Development of State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) in Russia”, which had been commissioned by the