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Publish Date: 5/31/17

Corporate Governance in East Asia and the Pacific Fact Sheet, May 2017

Overview of the Corporate Governance Program in East Asia and the Pacific region, with examples of IFC clients' companies in the region.

Publish Date: 5/16/17

Corporate Governance Updates Newsletter - January-March 2017

Quarterly newsletter that highlights IFC's corporate governance work around the world, including news and events, latest indicators, media coverage, reports and publications.

Publish Date: 5/3/17

Corporate Governance Development Framework Fact Sheet, April 2017

The Corporate Governance Development Framework helps signatory institutions evaluate the corporate governance risks and opportunities of the companies they invest in.

Publish Date: 4/25/17

Headaches, Concerns, and Regrets: What Does the Experience of 102 Brazilian Directors Tell Us?

Private Sector Opinion 39: This paper takes a look inside the functioning of the modern corporate board “black box.” Using results of an anonymous online survey, it investigates the experiences and behavior of 102 Brazilian directors—from an individual perspective as well as from a group one. To gain insight into what goes on in directors’ minds, the authors adopted a behavioral approach based on extensive literature regarding cognitive biases and group dynamics.

Publish Date: 3/29/17

Corporate Governance Updates Newsletter - September-December 2016

Quarterly newsletter that highlights IFC's corporate governance work around the world, including news and events, latest indicators, media coverage, reports and publications.

Publish Date: 3/29/17

OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises (Vietnamese and English)

State-owned enterprises face unique corporate governance challenges. This publication presents OECD’s Guidelines on Corporate Governance of SOEs, 2015 edition, as a result of the contributions of experienced policy-makers and practitioners from a large number of OECD and non-OECD countries. The Vietnamese translation of this work is provided by the Vietnam Corporate Governance Project of IFC.

Publish Date: 3/23/17

The Latin American Companies Circle Fact Sheet, March 2017

The Latin American Companies Circle is a unique initiative launched in May 2005 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. It brings together a group of leading Latin American companies who have adopted good corporate governance practices in order to provide private sector input into the work of corporate governance regional development and to share their experiences with each other and other companies in the region and beyond.

Publish Date: 3/21/17

Governança Corporativa en América Latina e Caribe Fact Sheet, Janeiro 2017

O programa é implementado em conjunto pela IFC e pelo Banco Mundial com o apoio da SECO (Secretaria Estadual de Assuntos Econômicos) do governo da Suíça. Por meio de uma abordagem abrangente de consultoria, o programa apoia empresas de todos os tamanhos e estruturas, ajudando-as a melhorarem o desempenho, a acessarem crédito e a aprimorarem a sustentabilidade de forma geral por meio de uma melhor governança corporativa.

Publish Date: 2/21/17

Latin American Companies Circle - Recommendations on Ethics and Compliance

This paper has a set of recommendations on ethical principles and the corporate compliance function.It is based on discussions and input from member companies of the Compliance and Ethics Working Group of the Latin American Companies Circle. 

Publish Date: 2/16/17

Gouvernance d’Entreprise L’Amérique Latine et les Caraïbes Fact Sheet, Janvier 2017

Le programme est mis en place conjointement par l’IFC et la Banque Mondiale avec le soutien du Secrétariat d’État à l’Économie (SECO) du gouvernement Suisse. Grâce à son approche globale de services consultatifs, ce programme soutient des entreprises de toutes tailles et de toutes structures pour les aider à améliorer leurs performances, accéder aux sources de financement et renforcer leur chance de survie au moyen d’une meilleure gouvernance d’entreprise.

Publish Date: 2/7/17

Annual Summary 2016 - East Asia and the Pacific Corporate Governance Program

This summary provides a snapshot of initiatives around the region in 2016. It spotlights the ongoing efforts to create a more open, accountable, and transparent business sector throughout East Asia and the Pacific.

Publish Date: 2/6/17

Gobierno Corporativo en América Latina y el Caribe Fact Sheet, Enero de 2017

El programa de gobierno corporativo en América Latina y el Caribe apoya a compañías de todo tamaño y estructura, ayudándoles a mejorar su desempeño, acceso financiero y a fortalecer la sostenibilidad aplicando un mejor gobierno corporativo por medio de un enfoque de asesoría integral.

Publish Date: 12/5/16

Corporate Governance Latin America and the Caribbean Fact Sheet, January 2017

Overview of the Corporate Governance Program in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Publish Date: 11/30/16

Corporate Governance Codes and Scorecards Fact Sheet, November 2016

Corporate governance codes can encourage private sector commitment to good corporate governance, provide guidance for financial and nonfinancial disclosure, foster better engagement of minority shareholders. and also help clarify the roles of managers and directors.

Publish Date: 11/30/16

Corporate Governance in Fragile and Conflict Situations Fact Sheet, November 2016

IFC is prioritizing its work in fragile and conflict situations (FCS), to increase investment in these most difficult markets. It is based on IFC’s widely-accepted Corporate Governance Methodology, a solutions-oriented system for evaluating the corporate governance risks and opportunities of IFC client companies.

Publish Date: 11/16/16

Corporate Governance Women on Boards Fact Sheet, November 2016

As part of our overall corporate governance work, IFC is building capacity, raising awareness, and expanding the discussion about gender diversity on boards in developing countries.

Publish Date: 11/16/16

Corporate Governance and Small and Medium Enterprises Fact Sheet, November 2016

IFC provides governance training and advisory services for founders and owners of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with high growth potential. The training and services are based on IFC’s SME Governance Methodology, the first and only tool of its kind on the market.

Publish Date: 11/16/16

Lineamientos de Gobierno Corporativo en Revelación y Transparencia (Corporate Governance Guidelines on Disclosure and Transparency)

La publicación pretende dotar a las empresas con una herramienta para ayudar a desarrollar sus actividades de revelación y transparencia. La herramienta ayudará a las empresas a determinar el nivel de información y de revelación, así como la importancia de comunicar de manera oportuna y sustancial para aumentar su valor de mercado.

Publish Date: 11/7/16

Risk Culture, Risk Governance, and Balanced Incentives

The Global Risk Management Advisory Program of IFC’s Financial Institutions Group developed this handbook on how risk culture, governance, and incentive mechanisms within financial institutions impact risk management effectiveness and capability. The study aims to bring new insights to this subject for financial institutions in emerging markets, namely defining specific factors that are indicators of culture, governance, and incentives in an effective risk management framework; establishing a “maturity matrix” to benchmark these factors; and identify gaps.

Publish Date: 9/21/16

El Secretario Corporativo Polímata

Private Sector Opinion 34: Este artículo contempla algunos de los aspectos del papel del secretario corporativo moderno y las competencias que se requieren para tener éxito.

Publish Date: 8/8/16

Споры в Совете Директоров - Как управлять хорошим, пережить плохое и предотвратить ужасное

В этой работе описываются ключевые шаги, которые может предпринять совет директоров для снижения влияния споров и минимизации риска возникновения споров.

Publish Date: 7/21/16

Disclosure of Beneficial Ownership after the Panama Papers

This paper advocates an approach based on the current communication strategy of firms that engage in open communication. They present information on control structures, their effect on governance and recognize the commercial and other strategic benefits of open communication. The paper also explores the implications of such an approach for both business and regulators.

Publish Date: 7/19/16

Frequently Asked Questions on Corporate Governance in the Middle East and North Africa

This guidebook addresses common questions on corporate governance that are frequently asked by owners and managers of companies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

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