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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: 1/29/15

Commentary: Parents and Subsidiaries - Especially of Banks - In Insolvency Mode

This is a commentary piece to Focus 13: Challenges in Group Governance: The Governance of Cross-Border Bank Subsidiaries.

Publish Date: 1/13/15

Challenges in Group Governance: The Governance of Cross-Border Bank Subsidiaries

This publication focuses on the governance of the subsidiaries of banking groups, with particular emphasis on cross-border bank subsidiaries. It encourages supervisors to adapt their approaches to fit market realities and to be more aware of the incentives for good governance. It also emphasizes the importance of proportionate and risk-driven approaches to supervision.

Publish Date: 9/26/13

Firms Behaving Nicely: Incentives and Commitment. Corporate Governance, Social Responsibility, and the Profit Motive

This paper reviews the debate starting with the classic corporate governance argument about shareholder rights. It discusses the potential incentives to exploit other stakeholders unduly and examines some mechanisms, beyond contracts and regulation, to cope with this exploitation.

Publish Date: 8/9/13

Guidance for the Directors of Banks

The need for sound governance of banks worldwide has never been stronger. After the global financial crisis of 2007 - 2009, spectacular bank failures are still occurring. This Guidance for Directors of Banks is intended for new directors with experience in banking; directors, who understand governance, but have no experience in banking; and new directors who have no experience of either banking or being a director.

Publish Date: 4/23/12

Corporate Governance and Development - An Update

The authors have sifted through scores of academic studies on various countries, sectors, and business organizations to determine how corporate governance can influence economic development in emerging markets and what is needed to promote good practices.

Publish Date: 7/21/11

Women on Boards: A Conversation with Male Directors

More than 15 prominent male chairpersons, CEOs, and directors of listed and unlisted companies worldwide shared their opinions on how women add value to the corporate decision-making process. They also discussion also led to recruitment practices, training, and improving transparency of the director nomination process.

Publish Date: 12/1/09

Stakeholder Engagement and the Board: Integrating Best Corporate Governance Practices

Focus 8 explains how stakeholder concerns can inform and enhance the risk management and wealth creation responsibilities of boards of directors. It provides practical tips and tools to help navigate stakeholder engagement in a way that strengthens the long-term sustainability of companies and enhances trust and reputation among stakeholders.

Publish Date: 4/16/09

أدوات مكافحة الفساد: قيم ومبادئ الأعمال، وآداب المهنة،وحوكمة الشركات

This publication targets private sector stakeholders who want to reduce a company’s risk and vulnerability to corruption. It aims to provide guidance and recommendations for integrating ethics programs into corporate governance mechanisms to safeguard against corruption. (Arabic)

Publish Date: 2/18/09

Нравственный компас бизнеса - деловая этика и корпоративное управление как средства борьбы с коррупцией

Настоящая работа адресована всем представителям частного бизнеса, которые хотят защитить свое предприятие от коррупции. В статье предложены советы и рекомендации по интеграции этического кодекса в систему корпоративного управления, отражены современные представления о взаимосвязи корпоративной этики, корпоративного управления и борьбы с коррупцией, приведены примеры успешного противостояния коррупции в частном бизнесе.

Publish Date: 2/17/09

La boussole morale des entreprises: l'éthique des affaires et la gouvernance d'entreprise comme outils de lutte contre la corruption

La publication du Global Corporate Governance Forum, le Focus 7 par John Sullivan, directeur général du Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) est maintenant disponible en français. Cette publication traite de l’éthique des affaires, de la lutte contre la corruption et de la gouvernance d'entreprise. Elle soutient que la gouvernance d’entreprise est un outil efficace contre la corruption.

Publish Date: 2/15/09

The Moral Compass of Companies: Business Ethics and Corporate Governance as Anti-Corruption Tools

This publication targets private sector stakeholders who want to reduce a company’s risk and vulnerability to corruption. It aims to provide guidance and recommendations for integrating ethics programs into corporate governance mechanisms to safeguard against corruption.

Publish Date: 5/16/08

Factores de Reforma en Gobierno Corporativo - Experiencias en Ofertas Públicas de Adquisición en Chile y Panamá

Focus 6 covers the experiences of two high-profile cases in Chile and Panama and analyzes reforms that shape new legislation and protect minority shareholders.

Publish Date: 5/15/08

Reforming Corporate Governance: Experiences with Public Takeover Bids in Chile and Panama

Focus 6 covers the experiences of two high-profile cases in Chile and Panama and analyzes reforms that shape new legislation and protect minority shareholders.

Publish Date: 2/15/08

Novo Mercado and Its Followers: Case Studies in Corporate Governance Reform

Brazilian companies listed in Novo Mercado (New Market) listing segment voluntarily commit themselves to corporate governance standards beyond the requirements by Brazilian law. Focus 5 describes how Novo Mercado aims to reduce investor perceptions of risk and to produce positive effect on share values and liquidity.

Publish Date: 11/16/07

Медіація конфліктів і спорів у галузі корпоративного управління

У цій публікації пояснюється, яким чином альтернативи судовим процедурам, засновані на консенсусі (особливо медіація), можуть допомогти у розв’язанні корпоративних спорів і, як наслідок, сприяти покращенню практики корпора- тивного управління, підвищенню довіри інвесторів, забезпеченню безперерв- ності та стабільності бізнес-діяльності компанії і зменшенню витрат, пов’язаних із суперечками.

Publish Date: 11/15/07

Mediating Corporate Governance Conflicts and Dispute

This paper explores how consensus-based alternatives to adjudication – especially mediation – can help resolve corporate disputes and, consequently, contribute to improving corporate governance practices, strengthening investor confidence, supporting business continuity, and reducing the costs resulting from disputes.

Publish Date: 11/15/06

Overview of Corporate Governance Issues for Co-operatives - A Discussion Paper

Linda Shaw, The Co-operative College, Manchester, UK.

Publish Date: 4/15/05

Three Views on Enforcement and Corporate Governance

Focus 3 captures extracts from several experts’ speeches on delivering practical approaches for the private companies to strengthen corporate governance in countries where enforcement of laws may be lax and ethical standards in business are not well developed.

Publish Date: 12/17/03

إرشادات لأعضاء مجالس إدارة البنوك

This manual for present and prospective directors of non-complex banks is intended to provide a guide to emerging international best practice. It is designed to help boards of directors in a practical way attain and maintain a high standard of internal governance. (Arabic)

Publish Date: 10/31/03

Focus 2: Guidance for the Directors of Banks

This manual, for present and prospective directors of non-complex banks, is intended to provide a guide to emerging international best practice. It is designed to help boards of directors in a practical way attain and maintain a high standard of internal governance.

Publish Date: 10/30/03

Enforcement and Corporate Governance - Discussion Paper 5

Erik Berglof, Stockholm School of Economics, and Stijn Claessens, University of Amsterdam.

Publish Date: 10/25/03

A Survey of Securities Laws and Enforcement - Discussion Paper 4

Florencio Lopez-de-Silanes, Yale University and the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Publish Date: 10/20/03

The Corporate Governance of Banks - Discussion Paper 3

Ross Levine, University of Minnesota and the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Publish Date: 10/15/03

State Ownership: A Residual Role - Discussion Paper 2

Enrico Perotti, University of Amsterdam, Center for Economic Policy Research.

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