Working Papers


  • 1-September-2011

    English

    The Role of Pension Funds in Financing Green Growth Initiatives, OECD Working Paper on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions, No.10

    Transitioning to a low-carbon and climate resilient economy will require significant investment by private sources of capital. Pension funds and other institutional investors can play an important role to play in financing green growth initiatives. This paper examines some of the initiatives that are currently under way around the world to assist and encourage pension funds to help finance green growth.

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  • 11-August-2011

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    The exercise of shareholder rights: Country comparison of turnout and dissent, OECD Corporate Governance Working Papers, No.3

    This working paper examines the degree to which investors use their share voting rights to register their concerns with companies on corporate issues in OECD countries and Brazil. The study highlights patterns of dissent that suggest remuneration and issues of capital structure are the resolutions that attract most consistent shareholder dissent. Australia, Chile and Germany are singled out for enhanced analysis.

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  • 1-August-2011

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    The size and composition of the SOE sector in OECD countries, OECD Corporate Governance Working Papers, No. 5

    This working paper summarises the main findings of a data collection exercise documenting the size of the national state-owned enterprise (SOE) sectors in OECD countries (in terms of number, employment and economic value of enterprises), and provides a breakdown by main sectors and types of incorporation.

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  • 1-August-2011

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  • 10-June-2011

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    Defining and measuring green FDI: An exploratory review of existing work and evidence, OECD Working Papers on International Investment - No. 2011/2

    This paper documents efforts to date to define and measure green FDI and to investigate the practicability of various possible definitions, as well as to identify investment policy restrictions to green FDI.

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  • 30-May-2011

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    Environmental concerns in international investment agreements: a survey, OECD Working Papers on International Investment - No. 2011/1

    This working paper presents a survey establishing a statistical portrait of governments’ investment treaty writing practices in relation to environmental concerns.

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  • 1-May-2011

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    Enhancing the role of the boards of directors of state-owned enterprises, OECD Corporate Governance Working Papers, No. 2

    Board autonomy and competences is one of the key challenges in making state-owned enterprises operate on truly commercial terms. This paper examines the challenges facing SOE boards, relative to private enterprises and vis-à-vis their government owners, based on interviews with a large number of serving Chairs and other key board members.

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  • 1-May-2011

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    Competitive neutrality and state-owned enterprises, OECD Corporate Governance Working Papers, No. 1

    This paper examines sources of competitive advantages and incentives for SOE managers, boards and government owners to use them and national approaches to countering these practices. It outlines options available to competition agencies to counter anti-competitive practices by SOEs and to help enhance competitive neutrality.

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