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  • 25-November-2015

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    Corporate Governance and Business Integrity: A Stocktaking of Corporate Practices

    This report takes stock of corporate practices tying business integrity considerations into corporate governance frameworks, strategy and operations. It also assesses what factors influence business decisions to implement business integrity measures in practice. This report is a timely response to a succession of disturbing corporate scandals to which no industry or country appears to be immune.

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  • 24-November-2015

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    OECD Trust and Business (TNB) Project

    The OECD Trust and Business (TNB) Project is a multidisciplinary and multi-stakeholder initiative that bridges the gap between international rules and standards for business and their implementation.

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  • 24-November-2015

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    6th Meeting of the OECD Network on the Governance of State-Owned Enterprises in Southern Africa

    24-25 November 2015 – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe: This meeting featured discussions on recent state-owned enterprise reforms across Southern African economies. It also included the presentation of a draft handbook on ethics and business integrity for use by governments as owners and by state-owned enterprises.

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  • 19-November-2015

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    Mineral supply chain and conflict links in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

    Focused mainly on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, this report takes stock of 5 years of implementation of national and international programmes and initiatives designed to operationalise the recommendations of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance on Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas in the Great Lakes Region of Central Africa.

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  • 19-November-2015

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    OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises, 2015 Edition

    The new OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises provide an internationally agreed benchmark to help governments assess and improve the way they exercise their ownership functions in state-owned enterprises. Good corporate governance of state-owned enterprises is a key reform priority in many countries. Improved efficiency and better transparency in the state owned sector will result in considerable economic gains, especially in countries where state ownership is important. In addition, creating a level playing field for private and state-owned enterprises will encourage a sound and competitive business sector. The Guidelines, first adopted in 2005, provide a set of good practices on the legal and regulatory framework for state-owned enterprises (SOEs), the professionalisation of the state ownership function and the corporate governance arrangements of SOEs. This new version of the recommendation was developed in the light of almost a decade of experiences with its implementation and a number of thematic and comparative studies, developed on the basis of the earlier version of the Guidelines, that showed the need for, and supported, their revision, including in areas such as disclosure and transparency, public-private competition, board practices and funding and financing of SOE.

  • 18-November-2015

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    Do lower taxes encourage investment?

    Conventional wisdom holds that countries with lower taxes attract higher levels of foreign direct investment (FDI). At first glance, this intuitive assumption seems to be supported by the evidence but is this true?. Pierre Poret, Deputy Director of the OECD Financial and Enterprise Affairs Directorate takes a closer look.

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  • 18-November-2015

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    Climate change disclosure in G20 countries: Stocktaking of corporate reporting schemes

    This report on climate change disclosure in G20 countries takes stock of mandatory climate change reporting schemes in G20 countries and identifies commonalities and divergences between the various schemes.

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  • 16-November-2015

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    8th Meeting of the Asia Network on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises

    The 8th meeting of the Asia Network on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises took place in Hanoi, Viet Nam on 16-17 November 2015 under the overarching theme of improving performance management of SOEs.

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  • 16-November-2015

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    G20 Leaders endorse G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance

    16 November 2015, Antalya - G20 Leaders today endorsed the new global standards on corporate governance that will help policy makers to evaluate and improve their national corporate governance frameworks with a view to promote market-based financing and to boost long-term investment.

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  • 29-October-2015

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    2015 OECD-Asian Corporate Governance Roundtable

    29-30 October, Bangkok - The 2015 Roundtable will focus on family-businesses in Asia, institutional investors, disclosure of beneficial ownership and control. It will also discuss the progress made so far in implementing the Roundtable's recommendations.

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