OECD Russia Corporate Governance Roundtable
In December 2011, the OECD and the Moscow Exchange, MICEX-RTS, launched the OECD Russia Corporate Governance Roundtable. The Roundtable builds on longstanding co-operation between Russia and the OECD in corporate governance starting in 1999.
The Roundtable tackles outstanding corporate governance challenges in Russia and helps develop a robust legal and regulatory framework. Through dialogue, research and access to international expertise, the Roundtable encourages reforms and fine tuning of existing regulations while pressing for better implementation and effective enforcement. The Roundtable contributes to international understanding of Russian corporate governance developments and ongoing efforts.
In particular, the Roundtable focuses on improving corporate governance in Russia’s financial markets which will ultimately facilitate the private sector’s access to finance. With ready finance, companies and entrepreneurs can seize business opportunities and create more jobs. Investors and the public at large, have better, more reliable investment options. And, finally, a good corporate governance framework underpins and fosters the growth of a credible equity culture.
The Roundtable is a long term commitment involving a wide circle of Russian and foreign participants, expert groups, association, and private sector participants who want to improve corporate governance in Russia. The Roundtable is supported by the Ministry of Economic Development, the Bank of Russia, the Moscow International Financial Centre Taskforce, the Federal Service for Financial Markets and the Ministry of Finance among others.
During 2013 the Roundtable will actively collaborate in the ongoing initiative to update the Russian Code of Corporate Governance of 2002. On 15 May 2013, the Roundtable will hold a Technical Seminar to facilitate discussion of, and comments to, a revised draft text of the Code. The 2013 Roundtable meeting will be scheduled in October to address the key issues of compliance, monitoring and enforcement of the new Code provisions.
2013 OECD Russia Corporate Governance Roundtable, 22-23 October 2013, Moscow
2013 Technical Seminar, 15 May 2013, Moscow
2012 OECD Russia Corporate Governance Roundtable, 25-26 October 2012, Moscow
2012 Technical Seminar, 30 March 2012, Moscow
To obtain more information or to participate in the OECD's work on corporate governance in Russia, please contact:
Anastasia Kossov firstname.lastname@example.org
Héctor Lehuedé email@example.com