The 2008 meeting of the Companies Circle took stock of developments and considered whether there is a need to adjust thinking regarding approaches to corporate governance, in the wake of the current global financial turbulence.
Recent years have seen the rise in alternative sources of capital, including the re-emergence of states as influential owners of commercial assets.This meeting focused on the corporate governance of state-owned enterprises in Russia.
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.
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.
This meeting, held in Paris on 22 June 2007, discussed the challenges and opportunities for corporate governance in private equity-backed companies both in OECD and non-OECD countries, particularly what specific implications they have on public policy.
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On 14-15 December 2006, senior policy-makers, experts, and representatives of the private sector from Russia and OECD countries met to discuss progress as well as remaining challenges in improving corporate governance and transparency in Russian state owned enterprises. The basis for discussion was a “Concept Paper on Corporate Governance Development of State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) in Russia”, which had been commissioned by the
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Advancing the Corporate Governance Agenda in the Middle East and North Africa: A Survey of Legal and Institutional Frameworks
The eighth Asian Corporate Governance Roundtable took place in Bangkok, Thailand, on 14-15 September 2006. Discussions focused on implementation and enforcement of corporate governance rules, a boardroom guide to the OECD Principles on Corporate Governance and independent non-executive directors.
The meeting on Corporate Governance Developments in Thailand took place at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel, in Bangkok, Thailand, on 13 September 2006.
On 19 and 20 June 2006, the OECD and the Financial Stability institute (FSI), Bank for International Settlements (BIS) jointly organised a regional seminar on corporate governance for banks in Asia.