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
The regulatory framework should allow the developments of shareholders’ activism and any intervention aimed at addressing specific policy issue should be informed by careful analysis about the nature of the issue and about the costs and benefits of proposed policy actions.
This event, which took place in Hong Kong, China, on 13-14 May 2008, focused on effective monitoring of related-party transactions which are seen as one of the most serious breaches of good corporate governance around the world.
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The Policy Brief on Corporate Governance of Banks in Eurasia identifies key corporate governance challenges affecting Eurasian banks and the banking sector, and recommendations to address them. Its purpose is to support policy-makers, banking supervisors, capital market regulators, stock exchanges, banking industry associations, institutes of directors, and, last but not least, banks in the Eurasian region. While reflecting
Paris, 5 March 2008: Participants at this meeting reviewed and commented on the draft Implementation Guide for Transparency and Accountability in State Ownership and discussed the economic role of SOEs.
The OECD launched its Global Network on Privatisation and Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises with an inaugural meeting in Paris on 5 March 2008. Participants from 45 countries agreed that the Global Network will serve as a platform for policy dialogue and exchange of experience in the areas of corporate governance of state-owned enterprises and privatisation. This meeting also provided Network members with the opportunity
Policy makers in OECD countries have increasingly come to address company law in an economic context. As company laws are being reformed, the impact of legislation on entrepreneurship, corporate competitiveness and resource allocation are becoming central issues. The OECD serves its member countries by gathering and sharing information about changes in the area of corporate governance and company law.
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As part of its work on hedge funds and private equity, the Steering Group on Corporate Governance agreed to compile a list of private sector initiatives aimed at addressing policy issues and to update it regularly.
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The Steering Group on Corporate Governance agreed on a common position based on the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance about the issue of whether there should be proportionality between ownership and control (also known as one-share-one-vote) in listed companies
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Following its earlier consideration of hedge funds and private equity, the Steering Group on Corporate Governance considered policy issues from the perspective of the Principles of Corporate Governance and agreed to release its findings.