Published 30 June 2021
The OECD Corporate Governance Factbook provides easily accessible and up-to-date information about the institutional, legal and regulatory frameworks for corporate governance across 50 jurisdictions worldwide. The Factbook complements the G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance and can be used by governments, regulators and the private sector to compare their own frameworks with those of other countries and also to get information on practices in specific jurisdictions. The 2021 edition of the Factbook will be an important reference for the upcoming review of the G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance.
The Factbook is divided into four main areas that are crucial for understanding how corporate governance functions in different jurisdictions:
The 2021 edition includes new material on global market landscape, including how capital markets have evolved during the COVID-19 pandemic, new coverage of the oversight of audit, proxy advisory services, gender balance on boards, as well as significant updates across many other issue areas, reflecting dynamic changes to regulatory and institutional frameworks around the world.
COVERAGE - 50 jurisdictions, including all 38 OECD countries plus Argentina, Brazil, China, Hong Kong (China), India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Peru, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and South Africa.
Launch of the 2021 edition
Rome, Italy | 18.00 CEST | 30 June 2021
The 2021 edition of the Factbook was launched at the same time as a new OECD report on The Future of Corporate Governance in Capital Markets Following the COVID-19 Crisis in the presence of OECD Secretary-General Mathias Cormann and Italy’s Minister of Economy and Finance, Daniele Franco.
News release: Strengthening corporate governance should be a priority to boost economic recovery
8 June 2019 - Fukoka, Japan -The 2019 edition of the Factbook was presented at a G20/OECD Seminar in the presence of Taro Aso, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, and Minister of State for Financial Services of Japan and Ángel Gurría, Secretary-General, OECD. The Factbook was accompanied by a special report to the G20 on implementation of the G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance.