How can you be sure the toy you buy your child as a birthday present is safe? That your money is safe in the bank? That the tax you pay is not going to waste? The answer is essentially trust – but what happens when that trust breaks down, and how can you rebuild it?
A first consultative meeting of the OECD-Indonesia Policy Dialogue took place on 5 October 2011, back-to-back with the annual meeting of the Asian Roundtable on Corporate Governance. The discussion focused on enhancing disclosure of beneficial ownership and control in Indonesia.
The 2011 Asian Roundtable meeting in Bali, Indonesia, focused on challenges and reform priorities in Asia's corporate governance landscape and corporate governance developments in Indonesia.
This report looks at the institutional framework of corporate governance in China through the prism of the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance and assess a broad range of laws, regulations and codes.
This meeting focused on the links between good corporate governance practices, strengthened capital markets and economic growth.
The first meeting of the Network focused on overall frameworks and priorities for SOE governance reforms in the region, challenges for improving SOE boards, and case studies of governance reforms in some of Latin America’s largest SOEs from Brazil, Chile and Colombia.
The OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises give concrete advice to countries on how to manage more effectively their responsibilities.
The financial crisis revealed severe shortcomings in corporate governance. When most needed, existing standards failed to provide the checks and balances that companies need in order to cultivate sound business practices.
This working paper examines the degree to which investors use their share voting rights to register their concerns with companies on corporate issues in OECD countries and Brazil. The study highlights patterns of dissent that suggest remuneration and issues of capital structure are the resolutions that attract most consistent shareholder dissent. Australia, Chile and Germany are singled out for enhanced analysis.
Privatisation in OECD countries reached an all-time high in the 1990s and remained high in the first years of the 21st century. The OECD analyses trends in privatisation, profiles recent experiences and proposes operational and policy conclusions.