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  • 2-October-2020

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    Corporate Governance in Costa Rica

    This review of Corporate Governance in Costa Rica was prepared as part of Costa Rica’s accession process for OECD membership. During the three-year period of the review, the government made substantial progress in strengthening its institutional and legal framework in line with the G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance and OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs). The report evaluates Costa Rica’s corporate governance policies and practices for both listed and state-owned companies. It finds that while Costa Rica’s capital market is quite small, its framework for corporate governance of listed companies is largely consistent with the Principles. Costa Rica has seen particular progress in issuing a new corporate governance code and requirements related to ownership disclosure. For SOEs, which play a key role in the Costa Rican economy, the Presidency has taken important steps to establish a co-ordinating unit which has spearheaded numerous reforms. These reforms include issuing a government ownership policy, more transparent and structured appointments of SOE board members (while removing politicians from boards), and reporting on SOEs’ performance. To further strengthen SOE performance and accountability, the report recommends additional steps to improve board practices, clarify performance objectives and implement International Financial Reporting Standards.
  • 29-September-2020

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    Sustainable and resilient finance

    29/09/2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted an urgent need to consider resilience in finance, both in the financial system itself and in the role played by capital and investors in making economic and social systems more dynamic and able to withstand external shocks. The 2020 OECD Business and Finance Outlook focuses on the environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors that are rapidly becoming a part of mainstream finance.

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  • 29-September-2020

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    Investment Perspectives in Eastern Partner Countries

    Virtual webinar, 29 September 2020, 10:00 (CET): This webinar will launch the OECD report on Investment Perspectives in Eastern Partner Countries, which examines recent developments in FDI and related sustainable development outcomes in EaP countries.

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  • 29-September-2020

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    OECD Business and Finance Outlook 2020 - Sustainable and Resilient Finance

    The OECD Business and Finance Outlook is an annual publication that presents unique data and analysis on the trends, both positive and negative, that are shaping tomorrow’s world of business, finance and investment. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted an urgent need to consider resilience in finance, both in the financial system itself and in the role played by capital and investors in making economic and social systems more dynamic and able to withstand external shocks. Using analysis from a wide range of perspectives, this year’s edition focuses on the environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors that are rapidly becoming a part of mainstream finance. It evaluates current ESG practices, and identifies priorities and actions to better align investments with sustainable, long-term value – in particular, the need for more consistent, comparable and available data on ESG performance.
  • 23-September-2020

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    Corporate Anti-Corruption Compliance Drivers, Mechanisms, and Ideas for Change

    The private sector is a primary actor in the supply side of corruption. This study informs policy-making on how to incentivise anti-corruption compliance, supports the private sector (including small- and medium-sized enterprises) in the adoption of compliance systems, and can be a useful tool for international firms in assessing their anti-corruption mechanisms and identifying best practices for their compliance systems.

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