Corporate governance

2004 Revision of the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance


In 2002, OECD Ministers called for a review of the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance.  After more than a year of extensive and open consultations, including an opportunity for public comment via the website, the revised Principles were released in April 2004.


News release 22/04/2004 - OECD Countries Agree New Corporate Governance Principles


Corporate Governance: A Survey of OECD Countries - The work on the 2004 review of the Principles was supported by a survey of corporate governance developments in OECD countries, which was carried out in 2002-2003.

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Experiences from the regional corporate governance roundtables - Published in 2003, this report contains a similar synthesis of the experiences of the corporate governance roundtables for Asia, Eurasia, Latin America, Russia and South East Europe to identify the major corporate governance issues faced by developing and emerging economies as well as potential solutions.

Public consultation  - During the review process, the OECD asked for public comment on the draft text of the revised Principles. Comments were received from more than 70 individuals, national and international organisations, including, amongst others, the International Corporate Governance Network, Standard and Poors, the International Federation of Accountants, Institutes of Internal Auditors.


Speech May 2005 - Improving Business Behaviour: Why we need Corporate Governance


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