Speeches / Presentations

  • 22-January-2009


    Business ethics and OECD principles: What can be done to avoid another crisis?

    Mr. Gurría underlined that business ethics should be at the center of any new road-map for the global economy. Markets should not only be more stable, but morally acceptable as well. He said that it is time to reunite ethics and economics through a solid, transparent and updated set of rules.

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  • 20-June-2008


    International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) Annual Conference

    In his opening remarks delivered at the ICGN conference, Mr. Gurría noted that the recent global financial crisis and the ensuing impact on global economic confidence and growth prospects had highlighted the great relevance of corporate governance, and the key contribution it can make to stabili

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  • 27-November-2006

    English, , 45kb

    Draft Policy Brief on Corporate Governance of Banks in the MENA Region

    This paper provides a discussion outline for the OECD-MENA Task Force on Corporate Governance of Banks for developing of a policy brief on corporate governance of banks in the Middle East and North Africa region, identifyingpriorities for reform and proposing concrete recommendations and policy options for implementation.

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  • 8-July-2006


    OECD work on corporate governance

    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.

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  • 8-October-2004

    English, , 200kb

  • 25-May-2004


    Improving Business Behaviour: Why we need Corporate Governance

    Speech on the OECD and the review of the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance. By agreeing on these Principles, OECD governments have set the broad foundations for high standards of corporate governance. Looking ahead, the governments of OECD countries are committed to maintaining an open dialogue with all the parties involved so that everyone can learn and benefit from the shared experiences of putting these Principles of

  • 10-July-2003

    English, , 48kb

    Reform of the OECD Principles for Corporate Governance and their relevance to Latin America

    This presentation was made at the International Seminar held in Bogota, Colombia on 10 July 2003. It discusses the process for the review of the Principles, as well as the Latin American White Paper on Corporate Governance

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  • 17-June-2003

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    Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, Multi-Stakeholder Conference: Statement by the CIME Chair

    This Statement, by Mr. Marinus Sikkel, Chair of the OECD Committee on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises, was presented at the Multi-Stakeholder Conference held in London on 17 June 2003.

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  • 18-October-2002

    English, , 236kb

    Corporate governance and responsibility: Foundations of market integrity - OECD Observer Article by William Witherell

    Good governance goes beyond common sense. It is a key part of the contract that underpins economic growth in a market economy. The OECD Principles of Corporate Governance and Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises are two essential instruments for ensuring that this contract is honoured.

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  • 19-June-2001

    English, , 42kb

    OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises: Statement by Mr Seiichi Kondo

    This statement was made by Mr Seiichi Kondo, Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD, on the occasion of the MEDEF Symposium on the Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises held in Paris on 19 June 2001.

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