The European Commission has proposed an integrated EU approach to stop profits from trading minerals being used to fund armed conflicts. The package of measures aims to make it more difficult for armed groups in conflict-affected and high-risk areas to finance their activities through the mining of and trade in minerals.
The third meeting of the Latin American Network on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises focused on accountability and transparency of SOEs in Latin America.
This conference focused on recent reforms undertaken by the government to improve the investment climate in Myanmar, and the ways that the international community can help ensure that renewed investor interest contributes to sustainable and inclusive development. It featured a discussion of the detailed finding of the recently released OECD Investment Policy Review of Myanmar.
Mumbai, India - The 2014 Roundtable focused on improving public supervision and enforcement in Asia, the governance and performance of listed SOEs, risks and opportunities for family-owned business groups and the revision of the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance.
The Latin American Companies Circle brings together a group of Latin American companies who have adopted good corporate governance practices in order to provide private sector input into the work of the Roundtable.
Currently in development, these Guidelines are intended as a tool national governments can use to draw and adapt national ownership and governance practices. Good practices ultimately serve to improve the governance and performance of SOEs, and promote competitive, transparent and more efficiently-run enterprises.
Istanbul, Turkey - The roundtable addressed the equity market structure and trading practices, corporate ownership and control and the corporate governance framework in emerging markets.
Over the past five years, behavioural economics has been rapidly propelled from the margins of economic analysis towards the policy mainstream. In this context, this study offers an international review of the initial applications of behavioural economics to policy, with a particular focus on regulatory policy. It describes the extent to which behavioural findings have begun to influence public policy in a number of OECD countries, referring to a total of more than 60 instances, the majority of which concern regulatory policy.
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OECD dataset on the size and sectoral composition of national SOE sectors (2012)
This paper provides a framework for analysing ownership engagement by institutional investors. It argues that the general term “institutional investor” in itself doesn’t say very much about the quality or degree of ownership engagement. It is therefore an evasive “shorthand” for policy discussions about ownership engagement.