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18-January-2013

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Beneficial Ownership and Control: Disclosure, information and enforcement, OECD Corporate Governance Working Papers, No. 7

Investor confidence in financial markets largely depends on an accurate disclosure regime that provides transparency in the beneficial ownership and control structures of publicly listed companies. This paper provides a comparative analysis of how disclosure of beneficial ownership and control is handled by jurisdictions in Europe, Asia and the United States; it highlights the costs, benefits and practicality of various approaches.

19-December-2012

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Investor-state dispute settlement: A scoping paper for the investment policy community, OECD Working Papers on International Investment - No. 2012/3

Governments are facing an increasing number of arbitration claims by foreign investors relating to important public policies or seeking substantial damages, and many governments are taking a greater joint interest in how such cases are resolved in investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS). This scoping paper has supported inter-governmental dialogue about ISDS at several OECD-hosted investment Roundtable meetings.

30-November-2012

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Dispute settlement provisions in international investment agreements: A large sample survey, OECD Working Papers on International Investment - No. 2012/2

This survey of a sample of 1,660 bilateral investment treaties (BITs) identifies the main parameters of ISDS regulation in BITs; traces their emergence, frequency and dissemination over time; and highlights past and recent country-specific treaty practice.

10-August-2012

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The Role of Institutional Investors in Financing Clean Energy, OECD Working Papers on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions, No.23

Given the current low interest rate environment and weak economic growth prospects in many OECD countries, institutional investors are increasingly looking for real asset classes which can deliver steady, preferably inflation-linked, income streams with low correlations to the returns of other investments. Clean energy projects may combine these sought-after characteristics.

10-August-2012

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Defining and Measuring Green Investments: Implications for Institutional Investors‟ Asset Allocations, OECD Working Papers on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions, No.24

This definitional, stocktaking paper aims to provide a comprehensive review of the concepts and definitions related to „green‟ investments that are currently used in the market place.

7-June-2012

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Corporate Greenhouse Gas Emission Reporting: A Stocktaking of Government Schemes , OECD Working Papers on International Investment - No. 2012/1

This paper provides an overview of current government schemes promoting corporate reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and analyses their main building blocks. It describes the drivers and challenges for governments, companies and investors in dealing with GHG reporting

4-May-2012

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Lessons from National Pensions Communication Campaigns, OECD Working Papers on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions, No.18

The present report focuses on the pre-campaign planning, the design, the delivery, and the monitoring and evaluation of National Pension Communication Campaigns in a range of OECD and non-OECD countries.

26-April-2012

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Review of the Swedish National Pension Funds, OECD Working Papers on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions, No.17

Sweden’s National Pension Funds, responsible for 12% of Sweden’s state pension liabilities, have a fund structure that is unique among global pension reserve funds. This report analyses the strengths and weaknesses of the system and recommends how both structure and management could be improved.

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