Taking place in Bangkok on 20-21 May 2009, this year's meeting focussed on implementation of the Policy Brief on priorities and recommendations for improving the corporate governance of State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) in Asia using case studies on good practice from around the Asia region.
This global consultation addressed the role of corporate governance in the financial crisis, focusing on monitoring, implementation and enforcement of standards and codes, as well as specific areas for improvement.
This meeting focused on finding solutions for detecting and curbing abusive related party transactions – one of the most serious corporate governances failures. Participants discussed policy options, including assessing strengths and weaknesses of various regulatory approaches, tightening enforcement and facilitating a change in culture and practice, particularly in the boardroom.
This meeting in Mexico City provided an important opportunity to take stock of recent corporate governance-related developments in Latin America, particularly in the wake of the current global financial turmoil.
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.