• 9-December-2020


    Corporate Governance in Latin America

    Several regional initiatives provide a forum for the exchange of experiences between senior policy makers, regulators and market participants to promote good corporate governance practices in the Latin American region.

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  • 30-November-2020

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    Responsible Business Conduct Country Fact Sheet: Brazil

    The OECD, in partnership with the International Labour Organisation, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the European Union has launched a four-year programme (2019-2022) to promote and enable Responsible Business Conduct practices in Latin America and the Caribbean in nine partner countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama and Peru).

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  • 18-November-2020


    Private Enforcement of Shareholder Rights: A Comparison of Selected Jurisdictions and Policy Alternatives for Brazil

    This new report recommends a range of actions to address weaknesses in the frameworks for derivative suits and arbitration in Brazil.

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  • 10-November-2020


    Changing Laws and Breaking Barriers for Women’s Economic Empowerment in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia

    At a moment when many countries of the MENA region are looking to accelerate economic growth and build more stable, open societies, this report argues that greater women’s economic empowerment holds one of the keys. It asserts that despite challenges some countries are facing in guaranteeing women equal access to economic opportunity, progress is underway and can be further nurtured through targeted, inclusive and coordinated policy actions. Building on the conclusions of a first monitoring report released in 2017, the report analyses recent legislative, policy and institutional reforms in support of women’s economic empowerment in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia and seeks to identify success factors that have helped anchor reform. Moreover, it delivers actionable examples and practical tools for policy makers to help them transform policies into effective actions for women’s economic empowerment.
  • 9-November-2020


    Annual reports on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

    The annual reports on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises provide an account of the actions the adhering governments have taken over the previous 12 months to enhance the contribution of the guidelines to the improved functioning of the global economy.

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  • 3-November-2020

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    Digitalisation and responsible business conduct: Stocktaking of policies and initiatives

    This paper is part of an ongoing consideration of the links between the digitalisation of the global economy and responsible business conduct(RBC). RBC encompasses a range of issues, including human rights abuses, consumer protection, environmental degradation, taxation, and corruption among others, as described in the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

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  • 7-October-2020


    Corporate Governance in Costa Rica

    This review of Corporate Governance in Costa Rica was prepared as part of Costa Rica’s accession process for OECD membership. During the three-year period of the review, the government made substantial progress in strengthening its institutional and legal framework in line with the G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance and OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs). The report evaluates Costa Rica’s corporate governance policies and practices for both listed and state-owned companies. It finds that while Costa Rica’s capital market is quite small, its framework for corporate governance of listed companies is largely consistent with the Principles. Costa Rica has seen particular progress in issuing a new corporate governance code and requirements related to ownership disclosure. For SOEs, which play a key role in the Costa Rican economy, the Presidency has taken important steps to establish a co-ordinating unit which has spearheaded numerous reforms. These reforms include issuing a government ownership policy, more transparent and structured appointments of SOE board members (while removing politicians from boards), and reporting on SOEs’ performance. To further strengthen SOE performance and accountability, the report recommends additional steps to improve board practices, clarify performance objectives and implement International Financial Reporting Standards.
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  • 2-October-2020


    OECD Capital Market Review of Portugal

    Building on Portugal’s successful implementation of a wide range of structural and economic reforms over the past decade, the OECD Capital Market Review of Portugal offers policy recommendations to Portuguese authorities on how to improve the conditions for capital markets to finance corporations of all sizes and provide investment opportunities to savers.

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  • 1-October-2020

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    Promoting coherence between standards on responsible mineral supply chains

    This study helps to identify and better understand the theoretical linkages and operational complementarities between the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas and the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Standard.

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  • 29-September-2020


    Sustainable and resilient finance

    29/09/2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted an urgent need to consider resilience in finance, both in the financial system itself and in the role played by capital and investors in making economic and social systems more dynamic and able to withstand external shocks. The 2020 OECD Business and Finance Outlook focuses on the environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors that are rapidly becoming a part of mainstream finance.

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