Corporate governance principles

Meetings of the Companies Circle of the Latin American Corporate Governance Roundtable

 

 

20 Oct 2010

2010 Meeting of the Companies Circle, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

8 Sept 2009

Launch of the Practical Guide to Corporate Governance: Experiences from the Latin American Companies Circle, New York, USA

The Practical Guide to Corporate Governance: Experiences from the Latin American Companies Circle highlights the challenges, priorities and tangible benefits of adopting leading corporate governance practices in the region. The publication offers a first look at Latin American company results during the recent period of financial crisis showing that firms recognized for better corporate governance practices suffered less damage than average listed Latin American companies.

7 Sept 2009

2009 Meeting of the Companies Circle, New York, USA

The Companies Circle met to discuss the Benchmark Questionnaire responses provided by companies as well as the impact of the global financial crisis on their recent corporate governance initiatives.

1 Dec 2008

 

6th Meeting of the Companies Circle, Mexico City, Mexico

In the wake of current global financial turbulence, this meeting will provide an opportunity to take stock of recent developments and consider whether there is a need to adjust thinking regarding approaches to corporate governance.

9 Oct 2007

 

 

5th meeting of the Companies Circle, Medellín, Colombia
The Companies Circle met in Medellin, Colombia back-to-back with the 8th meeting of the Latin American Roundtable on Corporate Governance.  The main results of this meeting included: the election of the Circle’s next Chairman – Mr. Carlos Raul Yepes Jimenez, Legal Vice-President of Argos (Colombia); welcoming Mexico’s Homex to become the fourteenth member of the Circle; and agreement to seek the Circle’s further expansion. The Circle also decided to finalize and launch next year a step-by-step guide to implementing corporate governance improvements in Latin American companies.  Several Circle members presented their experience at an awareness-raising event hosted by the Medellin Chamber of Commerce. 

27 Sept 2007

 

IBEF “Estudos de Casos de Governança Corporativa: Marcopolo”, São Paulo, Brazil

In the fourth event to launch one more Brazilian case study of the Companies Circle to be inserted in “IBEF News”, the magazine of Instituto Brasileiro de Executivos Financeiros, the company was Marcopolo. The case was presented by its CEO, José Rubens de La Rosa, and Carlos Zignani, Investor Relations Director. Also this time, Sandra Guerra addressed the audience introducing the Companies Circle initiative.

4 Sept 2007

 

CONFIES Congreso Internacional de Finanzas Estrategicas

Mike Lubrano from IFC presented “Gobierno Corporativo: Perspectivas y Metodología del IFC” and Roberto Truque from Atlas Eléctrica participated in the panel “Fruto Y Cerrojos del Gobierno Corporativo”.
San José, Costa Rica

8 Aug 2007

 

IBEF “Estudos de Casos de Governança Corporativa: Embraer”

In the third event to launch one more Brazilian case of the Companies Circle to be inserted in “IBEF News”, the magazine of Instituto Brasileiro de Executivos Financeiros,  the company was Embraer. The case was presented by both its CEO, Frederico Fleury Curado, and the CFO. Antonio Luiz Pizarro Manso. Sandra Guerra preceded their presentation introducing the Companies Circle initiative.
São Paulo, Brazil

18 Jul 2007

 

INCAE Business School Annual Executive Program
Roberto Truque from Atlas Eléctrica presented “Atlas Corporate Governance Case”
San José, Costa Rica

5 Jul 2007

 

IBEF “Estudos de Casos de Governança Corporativa: CPFL”

In the second event to launch one more Brazilian case of the Companies Circle to be inserted in “IBEF News”, the magazine of Instituto Brasileiro de Executivos Financeiros, the company was CPFL. The case was presented by its CEO, Wilson Ferreira Junior.
São Paulo, Brazil

21 Jun 2007

 

VI Congreso de Contaduría Pública en Costa Rica
Roberto Truque Harrington from Atlas Eléctrica presented “A Corporate Governance Perspective” for public accountants.
San Jose, Costa Rica

14 Jun 2007

 

CReCER Regional Conference – Accounting and Accountability for Regional Economic Growth

Roberto Truque Harrington from Atlas Eléctrica presented “The Importance of Reliable Accounting and Accountability for Development – A Corporate Governance Perspective” for 470-500 attendees and also presented “Challenges and Benefits in Adopting International Financial Reporting Standards”.
Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico

15 May 2007  

 

IFC/OECD/GCGF Seminar: “Governança Corporativa: sua empresa está realmente preparada para o mercado de capitais?” (Corporate Governance: is your company really prepared for the capital markets? Learn from the successful experience of Companies Circle leaders).

The seminar was set to present some cases of the Circle as a reference in the region, offering the opportunity to exchange experiences with some companies considering listing. Some Circle members presented their cases: NET (Francisco Valim), Marcopolo (José Rubens de la Rosa), Pedro Passos (Natura), Ultrapar (Pedro Wongtschowski), CCR (Eduardo Andrade).

The event also presented cases of companies recently listed - Bematech and Lupatech - and a closed company, Fleury Medicina e Saúde.
São Paulo, Brazil

27 Apr 2007 

 

BALAS – The Business Association of Latin American Studies.

Roberto Truque Harrington from Atlas Eléctrica presented “Corporate Governance is a Journey not a Destination” in the panel about Corporate Governance.
San Jose, Costa Rica

17 Mar 2007

The Why and How of Implementing Good Corporate Governance – The first meeting of Companies Circle, with the support of Centro de Excelencia en Gobierno Corporativo, in Mexico gathered middle size companies in a half day seminar. The first panel by institutional investors discussed how corporate governance affects their decision-making process pre- and post-investment. The cases of Companies Circle members were presented in three thematic panels as follows:

1. Family Control:  An Asset and A Challenge – João Nogueira, from Suzano

2. Managing Shareholder Conflicts of Interest  - Massami Uyeda, from CCR

3. Communicating Good Corporate Governance to the Markets and to Business Partners – Roberto Truque Harrington, from Atlas

Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico

15 Mar 2007 

 

Closed session of Companies Circle members with three Mexican companies - Corvi, FEMSA, and Homex - to discuss the experiences of Circle members and Mexican companies in adopting and adapting principles of corporate governance in line with the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance to their particular circumstances.
Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico

Dec 2006 

 

A broad audience was provided with a hardcopy of the second edition of “Case Studies of Good Corporate Governance Practices”.

The book was sent with a tailored letter to each audience group explaining Circle activities and asking for their continuing support.

22 Nov. 2006

 

Launching of the second revised and expanded edition of “Case Studies of Good Corporate Governance Practices” at BOVESPA

4th meeting of the Companies Circle where Roque Benavides was elected as the first Circle chairman. Circle members also decided to create the Circle’s logo to identify its members and website.
São Paulo, Brazil

21 Nov 2006

 

Pre-launching of the second revised and expanded edition of “Case Studies of Good Corporate Governance Practices” by distributing to delegates of the 7th Annual IBGC Congress.   

Members of Companies Circle who participated as panelists in various IBGC Congress sessions: João Nogueira, from Suzano, Marco Soligo, from CPFL, Maurício Botelho, from Embraer, Eduardo Andrade, from CCR, Roque Benavides, from Buenaventura and Guilherme Leal, from Natura.
São Paulo, Brazil

19 Oct 2006 

 

USP - Universidade de São Paulo – “Simpósio Internacional de Governança Corporativa”.

At the event that celebrated the 60th anniversary of one of the most important universities in Brazil, Sandra Guerra presented the Companies Circle initiative, Circle members - João Nogueira, from Suzano, and Marco Soligo, from CPFL - presented their cases and Daniel Blume talked about corporate governance and the future.
São Paulo, Brazil

18 Oct 2006

 

FDC - Fundação Dom Cabral – “Programa Governança Corporativa”.

As part of a four-hour course “Análise situacional: Governança no Mundo e no Brasil” for shareholders, board members and top executives of leading companies, Sandra Guerra presented the Companies Circle initiative and cases.
São Paulo, Brazil

5 Oct 2006

 

Internews Seminar ”Estratégias de Governança e Continuidade para Empresas Familiares”.

Sandra Guerra presented the speech “O que as empresas-modelo em governança têm para ensinar” (What reference-companies have to teach), describing the Companies Circle endeavor and company cases.
São Paulo, Brazil

17 Sep 2006

 

IMF/World Bank Annual Meeting The case of Cementos

Argos was presented by its Chairman, José Alberto Velez in the speech “Adding Value Through Corporate Governance”
Singapore, Singapore

São Paulo, Brazil

26 Jun 2006

 

APIMEC-IBGC Seminar: “Modelos de Governança Corporativa: Qual se ajusta melhor?”.

The seminar was set to present the cases of the Circle as a reference in the region, offering the opportunity to discuss them with local organizations. The initiative of the Circle was presented in the opening session by Mike Lubrano and by Sandra Guerra, who presented a summary of the 13 cases in a separate session. Three Circle members presented their cases: CCR (Ricardo Fróes), CPFL (Marco Soligo), and Suzano (João Pinheiro Nogueira Batista).
São Paulo, Brazil

21 Jun 2006

3rd meeting of the Companies Circle

Companies Circle-Investor Dialog: A meeting with institutional investors prior to the 7th Latin America Corporate Governance Roundtable, in Buenos Aires, was organized on June 21 to promote an exchange of ideas and experiences between leading practitioners of good corporate governance among Latin American companies and international and regional investors. Five new members joined the Circle: Atlas of Costa Rica, Ferreyros of Peru, ISA of Colombia, and Embraer and Marcopolo of Brazil.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

6 Jun 2006

 

The launching of the Companies Circle is announced in a conference organized by the Colombia Bank Association - Asobancaria - in Medellín Colombia for the capital market players, companies and regulators. At the event "Capital Markets Conference", Sandra Guerra, the Circle's coordinator, presented the speech "Corporate Governance: Recent Developments in Latin America and Brazil" including Companies Circle cases.

Medellín, Colombia

22 May 2006

 

Bolsa de Quito/IPE/IFC Seminar.

Mike Lubrano presented “Gobierno Corporativo en América Latina: Experiencia de la IFC y los Estudios de Casos del Círculo de Compañías”
Quito/Guayaquil, Ecuador

6 Mar 2006

 

Confecamaras/IFC Seminar on Corporate Governance

Mike Lubrano presented “Avances en Gobierno Corporativo en América Latina y los Estudios de Casos del Círculo de Compañías”. Carlos Yepes, from Argos, presented “Principales Lineamientos para un Buen Gobierno Corporativo”
50 attendees
Bogota, Colombia

7 Dec 2005

 

Ultrapar case presented by its CFO, Fabio Schvartsman at AMCHAM (American Chamber) Corporate Governance Strategic Group, very high senior group of key governance players.
São Paulo, Brazil

22 Nov 2005

 

Launching of the first edition of “Case Studies of Good Corporate Governance Practices” at BOVESPA, including press conference.
2nd meeting of the Companies Circle where decision to expand the membership of the Companies Circle was taken and criteria to select new members was defined.
São Paulo, Brazil

21 Nov 2005

Pre-launching of the first edition of “Case Studies of Good Corporate Governance Practices” by distributing to delegates of the 6th Annual IBGC Congress
São Paulo, Brazil

9 Nov 2005

 

CCR case presented by its CEO, Renato Valle at AMCHAM (American Chamber) Corporate Governance Strategic Group, very high senior group of key governance players.
São Paulo, Brazil

20 Sep 2005

 

Reporting of the Companies Circle endeavor to the 6th Latin American Corporate Governance Roundtable by Roque Benavides, José Monforte and Sandra Guerra
Lima, Peru

6 Jun 2005

The launching of the Companies Circle is announced in a conference organized by the Colombia Bank Association – Asobancaria – in Medellín Colombia for the capital market players, companies and regulators.

At the event “Capital Markets Conference,” Sandra Guerra, the Circle’s coordinator, presented the speech “Corporate Governance: Recent Developments in Latin America and Brazil” including Companies Circle cases.
150 attendees
Medellín, Colombia

22 May 2005

 

 

 

Launching of the Companies Circle at BOVESPA

1st meeting with the attendance of seven out of eight initial founding members at BOVESPA: Buenaventura, Cementos Argos, CCR, CPFL, Natura, Net, Ultrapar (representatives from Suzano could not attend this meeting).
São Paulo, Brazil

 

 

 

 

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