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  • 27-January-2023

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    OECD Review of the Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises in Romania

    The Romanian government has undertaken important legal and institutional changes over the past decade to improve the governance and performance of its state-owned enterprises (SOEs), yet significant implementation shortcomings persist. This review describes and assesses the corporate governance framework of the Romanian SOE sector against the OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises. It also makes recommendations to help the Romanian authorities design adequate mechanisms to ensure the implementation of applicable rules for the exercise of state ownership and the governance of SOEs.
  • 26-January-2023

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    Safeguarding State-Owned Enterprises from Undue Influence - Implementing the OECD Guidelines on Anti-Corruption and Integrity in State-Owned Enterprises

    State-owned enterprises (SOEs) remain vulnerable to being used as conduits for political finance, patronage, and personal or related-party enrichment. Lingering weaknesses in corporate governance and ownership arrangements can expose SOEs to such exploitation and undermine SOE efforts to uphold integrity. This report highlights these weaknesses and provides state owners with a better understanding of which activities are effective in insulating SOEs from undue influence. It also takes stock of how OECD member and participating countries are implementing relevant provisions of the OECD Guidelines on Anti-Corruption and Integrity in SOEs, serving as the first report on the implementation of the Guidelines since their adoption in 2019.
  • 20-January-2023

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    Sustainability Policies and Practices for Corporate Governance in Latin America

    This report serves to support the development of Latin America’s legal and regulatory frameworks for sustainability disclosure, the responsibilities of company boards and shareholder rights. The report presents the results of two OECD surveys on sustainability practices of listed companies and asset managers in the region. It also draws upon an OECD dataset on the current trends and features of corporate sustainability at the global level.
  • 20-December-2022

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    OECD work on investment promotion and facilitation

    The OECD Investment Promotion Agency (IPA) Network supports IPAs to conduct analytical work and facilitate peer-learning in the area of investment promotion and facilitation. It provides a forum for discussion and experience sharing that facilitates the use of evidence-based analysis on investment and engagement with policy makers and IPAs from other countries and regions.

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  • 2-December-2022

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    OECD Secretariat note on Lithuania’s implementation of corporate governance accession review recommendations (pdf)

    This Secretariat Note discusses Lithuania’s progress in implementing the recommendations made by the OECD Corporate Governance Committee and Working Party on State Ownership and Privatisation Practices reflected in the Formal Opinion on Lithuania’s accession to the OECD and in the corporate governance accession review published as OECD (2018), Corporate Governance in Lithuania.

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  • 10-November-2022

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    Contributions to the public consultation on the revisions to the G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance

    A public consultation on the draft revisions to the G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance prepared by the OECD Corporate Governance Committee was held between 19 September and 21 October 2022. The consultation was open to all interested institutions and individuals. All comments received are made available below with the consent of contributing parties.

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  • 28-October-2022

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    OECD Trust in Business Initiative

    Generating trust is a key factor for establishing conditions of economic development, including the efficient allocation of capital, innovation, productivity and business relationships. This initiative is a platform for leaders to catalyse good corporate conduct, examine market incentives for business decision-making and respond to the expectations of society in meeting current and future challenges.

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  • 15-October-2022

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    OECD Review of the Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises in Viet Nam

    The Government of Viet Nam has made progress in recent years to improve its frameworks for the ownership and corporate governance of its state-owned enterprises (SOEs). This review assesses the corporate governance framework of the Viet Nam state-owned sector relative to the OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-owned Enterprises (SOE Guidelines). It then puts forward recommendations to help the Vietnamese authorities address remaining challenges and further professionalise the state ownership function.
  • 14-October-2022

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    The Swedish Corporate Bond Market and Bondholder Rights

    This report provides a detailed account of the Swedish corporate bond market. Based on original data, it offers an overview of how the market has developed in the past two decades with respect to, among other things, size, issuer characteristics, risk profile and liquidity. In particular, it documents how the market has changed since the 2008 financial crisis and explores the increasingly important role of real estate companies in the local bond market. It also offers a comparison of the Swedish market with selected peer countries (European and non-European), both in terms of market structure and relevant regulation.
  • 3-October-2022

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    OECD Guidance on Transition Finance - Ensuring Credibility of Corporate Climate Transition Plans

    This guidance sets out elements of credible corporate climate transition plans, which aim to align with the temperature goal of the Paris Agreement. Such plans are needed to address the growing risk of greenwashing in transition finance and facilitate a global, whole-of-economy climate transition. Based on extensive stakeholder consultations, including an industry survey, the guidance provides market actors, policy makers, and regulators with a comprehensive overview of existing transition finance approaches, identifying the main challenges and solutions. The guidance is relevant to: (i) policy-makers and regulators seeking to develop or revise relevant policy frameworks or regulations; (ii) corporates developing transition plans and seeking to identify the most salient elements of existing initiatives; and (iii) financial market participants planning to provide finance for the implementation of net-zero strategies. The guidance emphasises greater transparency, comparability and granularity in corporate transition plans, and the need for adequate environmental and social safeguards. In light of challenges for some corporates, especially in emerging markets and developing economies, and the risk of excluding key actors from transition finance, the guidance highlights the need for policy-makers to take stronger action to bolster domestic enabling environments for transformative investments.
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