13th Annual Development Finance Institutions Corporate Governance Conference, March 27-28, 2019
How to get 35 Development Finance Institutions to value good Corporate Governance? Easy! Put together a Working Group of highly committed and innovative individuals working towards updating their institutions' policies and procedures and ultimately improving the governance of their investee companies in emerging markets.
Webinar: Women in Business Leadership: A Boost to ESG and the Triple Bottom Line
The authors of the IFC publication: Women in Business Leadership Boost ESG Performance: Existing Body of Evidence Makes Compelling Case conducted a comprehensive literature review to uncover substantial evidence connecting increased gender diversity in business leadership with enhanced environmental, social and governance standards. They identified equally strong evidence connecting better ESG with stronger corporate performance, building a comprehensive business case for the value of women’s participation on boards and in senior management.
Webinar: Women on Boards and in Business Leadership: Navigating Stereotyping and Unconscious Bias in the Workplace
This webinar discusses the meaning of unconscious bias: what happens when we buy into it, how unconscious bias and stereotyping undermines the achievement potential and personal growth of women leaders, emotional intelligence skills we use and bias-busting actions.
According to the latest research, about 8% of listed company board directors in Sri Lanka are women. While this compares well with the rest of Asia, more can be done. For this year’s International Women’s Day, IFC’s Women in Work Program features a film on Sri Lankan women business leaders from different sectors, celebrating the diversity of female leadership in the country. Handbook: Women on Boards of Companies Listed at the Colombo Stock Exchange, March 2018
Ayudando a Las Empresas a Crecer y Operar de Manera Mas Rentable
IFC, miembro del Grupo Banco Mundial, ofrece una amplia gama de servicios de asesoría especializados, que mejoran el gobierno corporativo de las empresas. Además de las consultorías, evaluaciones, planes de mejora, y el desarrollo de talleres personalizados, trabajamos con los directorios de las empresas para mejorar su composición, su reglamento y procedimientos.
Strengthening Corporate Governance in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Countries
Today many countries face political instability or are struggling to emerge from years of conflict. This threatens to destroy once vibrant businesses, sending more people into poverty. IFC works in fragile and conflict-affected countries to help businesses weather the difficulties through stronger corporate governance and by building up companies’ resilience, so they can emerge from crisis as powerful engines of economic growth.
IFC and BSE collaborate to develop India’s first Corporate Governance Scorecard
Darrin Hartzler, Manager, IFC Corporate Governance Group, addresses a group of companies listed at the Bombay Stock Exchange, corporate governance practitioners and other stakeholders at the launch of preparations of the corporate governance scorecard, a tool that encourages implementation of codes and standards by benchmarking companies and countries over time.
Bangladesh is witnessing an impressive transition from an agro-based economy to a manufacturing economy. IFC initiated the Bangladesh corporate government project in 2011 to improve financial performance and operational efficiency by promoting better corporate governance practices among financial institutions and medium sized family businesses.
Gobierno de Empresas Familiares: Ejemplos de Egipto y Colombia
Esta es la historia de dos empresas familiares, en Colombia y Egipto, que muestran a las personas y políticas que hay detrás de su longevidad y éxito. Las empresas familiares son la forma más antigua y la más frecuente de negocios en el mundo. En muchos países, las empresas familiares representan hasta el 70 por ciento de la economía y juegan un papel muy importante en el empleo, el crecimiento y la calidad de vida. Pero la mayoría de las empresas familiares en última instancia fallan: alrededor del 95 por ciento no sobreviven a la tercera generación de la propiedad.
Helping Companies to Operate More Profitably and Grow
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, provides a range of specialized services designed to strengthen companies by improving corporate governance. In addition to providing assessments, improvement plans, and training, IFC also provides advice on improving board effectiveness, family business governance and the control environment.
Family Business Governance: Examples from Egypt and Colombia
This is the story of two family businesses - in Colombia and Egypt - that show the people and policies behind their longevity and success. Family businesses are the oldest and still most prevalent form of business in the world. In many countries, family businesses represent up to 70% of the economy and play a big role in employment, growth, and quality of life. But most family businesses ultimately fail: about 95% do not survive the third generation of ownership.