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This report aims to improve corporate governance in Russia, which is recognised as essential for the creation of sound companies, financial market integrity and an attractive business climate. Corporate transparency is a particularly important component of good governance through the protection of individual and institutional shareholders. Shareholders and potential investors require accurate and timely information in order to make
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This article, by the OECD Secretary-General Donald Johnston, describes how the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, a government-backed code of conduct for international business, has become an influential instrument for promoting appropriate standards of behaviour in today’s global economy.
It was prepared for a book on Corporate Social Responsibility published by the International Bar Association and Kluwer Law
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This document, by the UN Global Compact and the OECD, seeks to clarify the complementarities and distinctive contributions of these two initiatives.
This comprehensive review of investment policy in Romania assesses the untapped growth potential for foreign investment in Romania, measures the significant progress recently made by Romania to improve its business environment, and identifies the most significant remaining policy challenges. This review was conducted by the OECD prior to inviting Romania to adhere to the OECD Declaration on International Investment and Multinational
Special Focus: Encouraging the contribution of business to the environment. This book provides an account of what the 38 adhering governments have been doing in 2004 to enhance the contribution of the Guidelines to the improved functioning of the global economy.
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Despite a wealth of investment opportunities, the Russian Federation has attracted relatively little foreign direct investment (FDI) and has experienced large-scale capital flight. This phenomenon results from sectoral restrictions on foreign investment and from important institutional factors which also affect domestic businesses.
Russia has made significant improvements in its business environment since the last decade, adopting
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This Comparative Overview surveys the corporate governance framework and practices in Eurasia and identifies important corporate governance reform priorities for the region.
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Summary of the discussion from the Roundtable on Corporate Responsibility which was held on 16 June 2004. It will form part of the forthcoming publication "Annual Report on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises: 2004 Edition".
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This document reproduces the Report by the Chair of the Annual Meeting of the National Contact Points which was held on 14-15 June 2004. It will form part of the forthcoming publication "Annual Report on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises: 2004 Edition".
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This article by Grant Kirkpatrick was published following the 2004 Review of the OECD Principles of Corporate Goverance. It first appeared in Global Corporate Governance Guide 2004: best practice in the boardroom, published by Globe White Page.