Sound corporate governance helps businesses attract investment on better terms. Clients are more accountable to investors and responsive to stakeholder concerns. They also operate more efficiently and are able to better manage risks.
As understanding of the business case for CG grows, our clients seek to take advantage of our global knowledge and experience to help them identify needed improvements. Many of our partners are planning IPOs and understand the need to build their reputation in this area if they are to have a successful listing. Others are growing family businesses with a need to formulize their CG structures.
Research shows an increasing correlation between good CG policies and practices and the ability of companies to attract reliable business partners and expand their access to capital. Better risk management, internal controls, financial disclosure and a well-functioning board working together with management all contribute to the stability and sustainability of an enterprise.
Feature: IFC Updates CG Methodology to Include ESG Considerations, December 2018