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Jun 20, 2019

Board Gender Diversity in ASEAN

The study advances the case that having women in business leadership positions is good for company performance, confirmed through an analysis of more than 1,000 companies in six countries belonging to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN): Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

May 29, 2019

Research Report on the Corporate Governance Practices of China’s Six Largest Commercial Banks 2019 (in simplified Chinese)

A joint IFC and Deloitte report looks at China’s six largest commercial banks with a focus on the progression of their corporate governance practices.

May 28, 2019

Newsletter: Corporate Governance Updates - January-March 2019

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

May 28, 2019

Tackling Childcare: The Business Case for Employer Supported Childcare in Fiji

This study demonstrates the need and appetite for affordable, accessible and quality childcare services among working parents in Fiji. The study finds that each year, businesses and the public sector in Fiji are losing an average of 12.7 workdays per employee due to the responsibilities of working parents. Absenteeism, lateness, low productivity, distraction, exhaustion and stress – this is the struggle of juggling work and being a parent in a country where childcare options for children aged zero to five are limited, unregulated and inaccessible to most of the population.

May 22, 2019

Fact Sheet: Corporate Governance Codes and Scorecards, May 2019

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

May 17, 2019

Fact Sheet: Disclosure and Transparency Standards in Emerging Markets, May 2019

Th program plays a vital role in building investor confidence and unlocking private sector investments in emerging markets. Responding to the growing demand for higher standards of corporate disclosure and transparency, it provides practical tools and advisory services for companies, stock exchanges and regulators in emerging markets to bring about integrated corporate reporting that includes environmental, social and governance matters.

May 3, 2019

Governance for SME Sustainability and Growth

Private Sector Opinion 43: This paper introduces the IFC Governance Methodology for small and medium enterprises, a governance model designed to support the organic growth of small and mid-size businesses by offering solutions that are fit for purpose through each stage of their evolution.

Apr 4, 2019

Myanmar Corporate Governance Scorecard 2018: A Report on the Assessment of Myanmar Companies

The Myanmar Corporate Governance Scorecard 2018 assesses the performance of 24 companies in Myanmar on the basis of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Corporate Governance Scorecard. The report is the joint work of IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Myanmar, the Yangon Stock Exchange and the Directorate of Company Investment and Company Administration (DICA).

Mar 28, 2019

We Lead: Five Women Who Drove Company Success in the Middle East and North Africa And How Good Corporate Governance Helped

The publication showcases current women directors from Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Yemen, and Morocco who went through various challenges to reach the leadership tier and to show how corporate governance knowledge helped them in their work.

Mar 12, 2019

Governance and Performance in Emerging Markets

Empirical study on the link between performance and corporate governance of IFC investment clients

Mar 12, 2019

Newsletter: Corporate Governance Updates - October-December 2018

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

Mar 11, 2019

Women on Boards of Companies Listed on the Dhaka Stock Exchange

A directory of qualified women directors of CSE listed companies that inspire other women to advance and grow, and showcases the important role women on boards play in Bangladesh in the different industry sectors.

Mar 7, 2019

Fact Sheet: Disclosure and Transparency Toolkit, March 2019

The toolkit supports the broader World Bank Group’s effort to enhance disclosure and transparency standards in the countries and companies it works with, either as an investor or an adviser, through better annual reporting. It provides guidance on preparing comprehensive and integrated annual reports that include critical environmental, social, and governance information to companies, stock exchanges, market regulators and investors alike.

Mar 6, 2019

Women on Boards of Companies Listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange, 2nd edition

An updated directory of qualified women directors of CSE listed companies that inspire other women to advance and grow, and showcases the important role women on boards play in Sri Lanka in the different industry sectors.

Mar 5, 2019

The Case for Gender Diversity Among Sri Lanka’s Business Leadership

The publication makes the case for greater gender diversity on Sri Lanka’s corporate boards and in senior management by identifying a correlation between financial performance and gender diversity in Sri Lanka’s 30 largest listed companies. It also offers practical and relevant strategies to narrow the gender gap in the Sri Lankan context.

Feb 5, 2019

Corporate Governance Scores 2018

The third Indian Corporate Governance Scorecard presents the scores of 150 Indian companies and provides investors, regulators and stakeholders key information to help assess governance practices at the corporate level in Indian markets. The first India’s scorecard was issued in December 2016 and announced the scores of 30 companies. The second edition announced the scores of 100 companies.

Dec 13, 2018

Newsletter: Corporate Governance Updates - July-September 2018

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

Dec 10, 2018

Women in Business Leadership Boost ESG Performance: Existing Body of Evidence Makes Compelling Case

Private Sector Opinion 42: This paper explores the existing body of research linking a higher proportion of women in business leadership—including on boards of directors and in senior management—to better overall company performance.

Sep 28, 2018

Corporate Governance Case Studies in East Asia and the Pacific

A combined publication with East Asia and the Pacific Corporate Governance case studies in Cambodia, Indonesia, Timor-Leste and Vietnam.

Sep 25, 2018

Corporate Governance Case Studies in Timor-Leste

The report highlights IFC’s corporate governance work in Timor-Leste with Kaebauk Investimentu No Finansas, a microfinance institution that provides microloans to women in poor rural and urban populations and plans to expand into non-financial offerings like agriculture and business development training, financial literacy classes and environmental services.

Sep 19, 2018

Fact Sheet: The Latin American Companies Circle, September 2018

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.

Aug 23, 2018

Newsletter: Corporate Governance Updates - April-June 2018

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

Aug 13, 2018

Brochure: Women on Boards and in Business Leadership Training, July 2018

This brochure provides an overview of the IFC Women on Boards and in Business leadership training including the four modules in which participants gain skills in addressing critical barriers to gender equality and championing it in the boardroom, and adopting strategies used by successful companies worldwide to boost women’s participation at senior levels of business.

Jul 26, 2018

Brochure: ESG Advisory Services in Europe and Central Asia - Creating Value for Companies in the Real Sector, July 2018

IFC helps companies improve their ESG performance by bringing international best practices to local markets and helping build market movers. IFC works with businesses to identify their ESG gaps, critical risks, and opportunities and provides tailormade and cost-effective ESG solutions to support the sustainable growth of companies.

Jul 26, 2018

Corporate Governance Case Studies in Vietnam

The report highlights success stories of IFC’s corporate governance work in Vietnam with TMG, the leading integrated travel and hospitality group in South Asia that specializes in destination management services, hospitality, aviation and online travel agent services; VPBank, a recently listed private joint-stock commercial bank that provides commercial and retail banking products and services in Vietnam; and Vinamilk, chosen as the first ever Vietnamese representative for Forbes’s 50 Best Listed Firms in the Asia Pacific 2016, that mainly produces and distributes condensed milk, powdered milk, fresh milk, soya milk, yogurt, ice-cream, cheese, fruit juice and beverage, and other milk-based products.