Corporate affairs

In focus

Corporate governance deals with the rights and responsibilities of a company’s management, its board, shareholders and various stakeholders. How well companies are run affects their performance, market confidence and private sector investment.



G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance

The G20/OECD Principles are an international benchmark providing best practice recommendations on corporate governance.


Corporate governance, value creation and growth

This initiative focuses on how better corporate governance policies can support corporate access to capital, value creation and economic growth.

Corporate governance of state-owned enterprises

Good governance of state-owned enterprises is essential to ensure their contribution to economic efficiency and growth. OECD is the world's leading standard setter in this respect.


Trust and Business

The OECD Trust and Business Project promotes business integrity through strengthened corporate governance

Competitive neutrality

Whether they are owned by shareholders or states, all companies should operate on a level playing field consistent with the principles of competitive neutrality.


Corporate governance factbook

This report shares up-to-date overview of the legal and regulatory framework in corporate governance in OECD countries and a selection of additional jurisdictions.



Our international dialogue on corporate governance takes place via regional initiatives and programmes with individual economies






Latin America

Middle East and North Africa


Southern Africa