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Prepared by the OECD for the G20, this study describes the main features of whistleblower protection frameworks currently in place in G20 countries and provides guiding principles and best practices to support the implementation of the G20 commitment to strengthen the protection of whistleblowers.
This publication examines the role of institutional investors in promoting good corporate governance and reviews Australia, Chile and Germany in more detail.
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This document reproduces the Report by the Chair of the Annual Meeting of the National Contact Points (NCP) which was held in June 2011. This report reviews NCP activities as well as other implementation activities undertaken by adhering governments over the June 2010 - June 2011 period.
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.
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 publication examines how effectively boards manage to align executive and board remuneration with the longer term interests of their companies. It focuses on board practices related to setting incentives and governing risks in 29 countries and includes in-depth reviews of Brazil, Japan, Portugal, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
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.
This 2011 report takes stock of changes in the corporate governance framework for state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in OECD countries since the first survey was published in 2005. It provides a valuable source of cross-country information about the governance of SOEs and their legal and regulatory frameworks.
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This study surveys the corporate governance landscape and sets out recommendations from across 8 key issues relevant to board effectiveness: board duties; handling of conflicts of interest; selection and structure criteria; criteria for independence; board committees; Chairman/CEO separation; board risk management; and board evaluation.
Recommendations to improve corporate governance in Asia were adopted by the Asian Roundtable on Corporate Governance in 2003. This report summarises the results of a stocktaking exercise to determine progress made to date and remaining implementation challenges.