The focus of Angel Gurría's address to the annual conference of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) was on the role of institutional investors, the quality of the regulatory framework, and the need to improve corporate governance in state-owned enterprises.
Held in Paris on 19 June 2006, the 2006 Roundtable on Corporate Responsibility focused on developing a proactive approach to the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
On 19 and 20 June 2006, the OECD and the Financial Stability institute (FSI), Bank for International Settlements (BIS) jointly organised a regional seminar on corporate governance for banks in Asia.
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The OECD Risk Awareness Tool for Multinational Enterprises in Weak Governance Zones aims to help companies that invest in countries where governments are unwilling or unable to assume their responsibilities. It addresses risks and ethical dilemmas that companies are likely to face in such weak governance zones, including obeying the law and observing international instruments, heightened care in managing investments, knowing business
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The first issue of the Investment Newsletter focuses on recent policy analyses and new tools designed to enhance the positive contribution of investment for growth and sustainable development worldwide.
The fifth meeting of FAIR took place on 27-28 April 2006 in Beijing, China. Participants examined the lessons from ten years of institutional and legal reforms of Asian insolvency systems and discussed the relevance of the international guidance to improving insolvency systems.
The 2006 Investment Policy review of China evaluates the progress made in developing an effective institutional framework for cross-border mergers and acquisitions in China, takes stock of remaining obstacles, and offers policy options to address them.
The sheer volume of debt hanging over Asian companies suggests that corporate insolvency should remain a top policy concern. This conference proceedings presents reports from each country on the trends and developments in debt and credit risk since the 1997-1998 Asian financial crisis. It also includes overview papers that examine the problem in a wider context. These papers suggest that risk management practices, legal systems,
This exploratory meeting focused on corporate governance related disputes between shareholders and other corporate bodies and stakeholders. Issues discussed included the spectrum of judicial redress possibilities, the categories of disputes and the qualities of the dispute resolution mechanism sought for in case of corporate governance related disputes.
The OECD has initiated an arbitration of company law disputes (ACLD) programme to generate policy dialogue on the role of ACLD in corporate governance; develop a global comparative understanding of how various OECD member and non-member states approach ACLD; and develop and disseminate practical guidelines and other documentation on using ACLD to protect shareholders' rights.