Corporate governance and corporate finance

OECD-Asian Roundtable on Corporate Governance



Virtual Meetings: 2020 OECD-Asian Roundtable on Corporate Governance

Duties and Responsibilites of Boards in Company Groups

Monday, 19 October 2020
09:30-11:20 Paris time (CET)

Draft agenda

The OECD-Asian Roundtable will meet via webinar to discuss the new OECD peer review on duties and responsibilities of boards in company groups as well as regulatory and supervisory approaches in Asian countries.


The next webinar will discuss the post Covid-19 policy landscape and will take place in December 2020 or January 2021.



OECD-Asian Roundtable on Corporate Governance in Hanoi, Viet Nam

Postponed to 2021

The Roundtable meeting planned to take place in Hanoi, Viet Nam has been postponed to 2021. The meeting will be hosted by the State Securities Commission of Viet Nam, with financial support from the Government of Japan.

This meeting will provide a unique opportunity for the most influential and active practitioners and policy makers from around the world to share experiences and discuss emerging issues in a rapidly changing global economic and business environment.

The agenda will include topics such as:  

  • The 2020 OECD Equity Market Review of Asia
  • Recent corporate governance developments in Viet Nam


Contact - Any requests for information should be addressed to Kenta Fukami, Senior Policy Manager, OECD Corporate Affairs Division (



Under the auspices of the OECD Corporate Governance Committee and with support from the Japanese Government, the Roundtable provides a valuable forum for policy dialogue to enhance economic efficiency, sustainable growth and financial stability by improving corporate governance policies and supporting good corporate practices in the region. The G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance and outputs from the OECD-Asian Roundtable are used as references in the development of regulation, corporate governance codes, listing rules, scorecards, as well as academic work in Asian countries.


A consensus roadmap for reform

In 2003, Roundtable participants agreed on an action plan for improving corporate governance in Asia: the White Paper on Corporate Governance in Asia. Since then, the White Paper has spurred a series of initiatives, including reviews of existing legislation, the adoption of international accounting standards, the establishment of institutes of directors, the introduction of codes of best practices and the setting up of investor associations.

Endorsed at the 2011 Roundtable meeting, Reform Priorities in Asia: Taking Corporate Governance to a Higher Level updates of the White Paper to to address emerging challenges in Asia's corporate governance landscape. This consensus report defines corporate governance reform priorities and makes recommendations that reflect the specific conditions and needs within Asia. It includes an overview of corporate governance frameworks in 13 Asian economies.


Asean Corporate Governance Scoreboard  

The OECD Principles of Corporate Governance were used as the main benchmark for developing the ASEAN Corporate Governance Scorecard (2012). The scorecard ranks the top listed companies in Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam and is being adopted by each country as their own. The scorecard is perceived as a diagnostic tool to improve corporate governance standards, using an international benchmark, of ASEAN publicly listed companies. The OECD participated in developing the methodology, in co-operation with the ADB.




2019 Roundtable, Mumbai, India, 27-28 November 2019: Agenda | Press release

2018 Roundtable, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 7-8 November: Agenda

2017 Roundtable, Tokyo, Japan, 19-20 October

2016 Roundtable, Seoul, Korea, 24-25 October

2015 Roundtable, Bangkok, Thailand, 29-30 October

2014 Roundtable, Mumbai, India, 11-12 February

2013 Roundtable, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 5-6 June

2012 Roundtable, Tokyo, Japan, 24-25 October

2011 Roundtable, Bali, Indonesia, 4-6 October

2010 Roundtable, Shanghai, China, 15-16 December

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Documents and links

Equity Market Review of Asia (2019)

Auditing and Accounting in Southeast Asia (2019)

Corporate Governance Frameworks in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Mynamar and Vet Nam (2019)

Climate-Related Financial Disclosures and Corporate Board Practices (2019)

The Evolving Role of Stock Exchanges in Asia (2018)

Survey of Corporate Governance Frameworks in Asia (2017)

Beneficial Ownership Disclosure in Asian Publicly Listed Companies (2017)

Disclosure of Beneficial Ownership and Control in Listed Companies in Asia (2016)

Public Enforcement and Corporate Governance in Asia: Guidance and Good Practices (2014)

Brochure on corporate governance in Asia (2014)

Related party transactions and minority shareholder protection in India (2014)

Public Enforcement and Corporate Governance in Asia: Guidance and Good Practices (2014)

Better Policies for Board Nomination and Election in Asia (2013) 

YBhg Datuk Ranjit Ajit Singh, Chairman of the Securities Commission Malaysia, speaks about the contribution of the Asian Roundtable to improving corporate governance in Asia (2013)

Reform Priorities in Asia: Taking Corporate Governance to a Higher Level (2012)

Asian policy makers agree new priorities for corporate governance reform, 6 October 2011

Corporate Governance in Asia - Progress and Challenges (2011)

Guide on Fighting Abusive Related Party Transactions in Asia  (2009)

Asia: Overview of Corporate Governance Frameworks (2007)
- Tables on Corporate Governance Frameworks in Asia [Japanese]

Implementing the White Paper on Corporate Governance in Asia (2006)

Policy Brief on Corporate Governance of Banks in Asia (2006)

White Paper on Corporate Governance in Asia (2003)

Event archives

Fighting Abusive Related Party Transactions: Workshop on Implementation, 25-26 October 2010, Delhi, India

Working Group Meeting of the Asian Roundtable on Corporate Governance, 25-26 May 2010, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2009 Roundtable, 9-10 September 2009, Manila, Philippines

Task Force on Related Party Transactions, 5-6 February 2009, Manila, Philippines

2008 Roundtable, Hong Kong, China

2007 Roundtable, Singapore

2006 Roundtable, Bangkok, Thailand

Seminar on Corporate Governance Developments in Thailand, 13 September 2006, Bangkok, Thailand

Policy Dialogue on Corporate Governance in India (2006)

OECD, FSI, BIS Seminar on Corporate Governance for Banks in Asia, 19-20 June 2006, Hong Kong, China

2005 Asian Roundtable on Corporate Governance, Bali, Indonesia

Seminar on Corporate Governance Developments in Indonesia (2005)

Consultative Meeting on Corporate Governance in Viet Nam (2004)

2004 Asian Roundtable on Corporate Governance, Seoul, Korea

2003 Asian Roundtable on Corporate Governance,  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2002 Asian Roundtable on Corporate Governance, Mumbai, India

2001 Asian Roundtable on Corporate Governance, Singapore

2000 Asian Roundtable on Corporate Governance, Hong Kong, China

Corporate Governance in Asia: A Comparative Perspective, 1999, Seoul, Korea


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