Corporate governance and corporate finance

In focus

  • Review of the G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance

    The OECD Corporate Governance Committee is reviewing the G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance. OECD, G20 and FSB members participate in the review, as well as other countries through the Committee’s regional Roundtables (Asia, Latin America and the Middle East and North Africa). The overall objective of the review is to update the Principles, in light of recent evolutions in capital markets and corporate governance policies and practices. The review was launched in November 2021 and will be completed in 2023.

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  • Climate Change and Corporate Governance

    This report provides an overview of the main trends and issues related to the implications of climate change for corporate governance. It focuses on economic, legal and accounting issues related to shareholder rights, corporate disclosure and the responsibilities of company boards. Importantly, this report informs the ongoing review of the G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance which help policy makers evaluate and improve the legal, regulatory and institutional framework for corporate governance.

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  • OECD Corporate Governance Committee

    On 22 November 2022, the OECD Corporate Governance Committee designated its Chair, Vice-Chairs and Bureau for 2023.

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Corporate governance deals with the rights and responsibilities of a company’s management, its board, shareholders and various stakeholders. How well companies are run affects their performance, market confidence and private sector investment.

G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance

The G20/OECD Principles are an international benchmark providing best practice recommendations on corporate governance.


Corporate governance of state-owned enterprises

Good governance of state-owned enterprises is essential to ensure their contribution to economic efficiency and growth. OECD is the world's leading standard setter in this respect.


Corporate governance factbook

Easily accessible and up-to-date information about the institutional, legal and regulatory frameworks for corporate governance across 49 jurisdictions worldwide.


Capital markets

The OECD reviews the functioning of capital markets, provides international comparisons and proposes how to improve corporate access to capital.








Our international dialogue on corporate governance takes place via regional initiatives and programmes with individual economies






Latin America

Middle East and North Africa


Southeast Asia

Southern Africa