Private sector experts share their insights on key corporate governance issues and trends.
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May 3, 2019
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.
Dec 10, 2018
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.
May 30, 2018
Private Sector Opinion 41: This compendium looks at the development of corporate governance since the financial crisis and asks whether governance rules and practices have developed in a way that positions companies better to address systemic risk.
Feb 27, 2018
Private Sector Opinion 40: Commercial enterprises that are owned and controlled by governments continue to constitute a significant portion of business activity in many parts of the world. This paper examines three critical areas for strengthening the quality of governance of state-owned firms—professionalizing government ownership, strengthening commercial orientation, and developing stronger, more independent boards—and the challenges involved in implementing reforms.
Apr 25, 2017
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.
Sep 21, 2016
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.
May 5, 2016
Private Sector Opinion 33: Este documento establece algunas lecciones principales aprendidas acerca de la evaluación de los directorios, principalmente en los Estados Unidos y el Reino Unido , y explora la forma en que ese aprendizaje puede aplicarse a oportunidades de evaluación de directorios alrededor del mundo.
Sep 9, 2015
Private Sector Opinion 38: Peter Verhezen recommends a radical form of transparency that indicates a very different type of board governance - where top management and the firm’s employees are trusted to always do the right thing, and where there is a “no secrecy” context, based on trust instead of fear.
May 7, 2015
Private Sector Opinion 37: Renée Adams draws on current research to debunk popular myths about boardroom gender diversity.
Feb 26, 2015
Private Sector Opinion 36: This paper discusses steps that companies can take to craft the sustainability vision, build sustainable boards, and integrate sustainability into the organization.
Jan 29, 2015
Private Sector Opinion 35: A company in distress demands special attention from its board of directors to help steer the enterprise into calmer waters. In addition, in such turbulent times, the board and its fiduciary duties are often put to test by disgruntled shareholders and creditors looking to recover their investments or loans.
Jun 4, 2014
Private Sector Opinion 34: This paper looks at some aspects of the modern company secretary role and the competencies that are required to succeed.
May 7, 2014
Private Sector Opinion 33: This paper sets forth some key lessons learned about board assessment, primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom, and explores how that learning may apply to board assessment opportunities around the world.
Jan 27, 2014
Private Sector Opinion 32: This paper argues that the social factors that have driven increased voluntary environmental, social, and governance (ESG) disclosure over the past three decades are sufficiently compelling to lead to mandated disclosure worldwide.
Apr 16, 2013
Мнение Частного Сектора 30: Директора многих компаний, чья деятельность однажды была омрачена крупным скандалом, не до конца понимали, либо невнимательно относились к выполнению таких своих основных обязанностей, как: обеспечение ответственности, лояльности, репутации, соблюдению законов и внутреннего надзора в своих компаниях. Чтобы эффективно выполнять эти обязанности, члены совета директоров должны использовать все доступные им средства.
Mar 19, 2013
Private Sector Opinion 31: The financial crisis and its rippling effects on the wider corporate sector have prompted companies to rethink how they govern and manage risk. This paper discusses the board’s role in the governance of risk and the benefits of establishing a separate board-level risk-management committee - a need that applies to financial and nonfinancial institutions, as well as large and small companies.
Dec 28, 2012
Private Sector Opinion 30: In many companies affected by scandal, directors do not understand or pay close attention to their core duties: care, loyalty, good faith, compliance, and oversight. Directors must use the tools at their disposal to effectively execute their responsibilities.
Nov 27, 2012
Private Sector Opinion 29: Corporate sustainability ratings are a potentially powerful but still underused tool for building a competitive, socially purposeful, and financially sound enterprise. Allen White discusses the purpose, methodologies, strengths and limitations, and future architecture of sustainability ratings.
Sep 26, 2012
Private Sector Opinion 28: Barney Jordaan argues that the best cure for conflicts in family businesses is prevention - through establishing basic family governance structures and, failing that, dispute resolution processes.
Jun 22, 2012
Private Sector Opinion 27: What should board members know about social media as it relates to a company’s ability to do business and safeguard its image? And what is the board’s role in helping a company make the best use of social media?
May 31, 2012
Private Sector Opinion 26: Before taking advantage of the growing opportunities of the Chinese market, investors will do well to understand the strong influence of Chinese culture on the way businesses operate, how they govern themselves, and how they interact with each other.
Mar 10, 2012
Private Sector Opinion 25: This article offers historical background and practical guidance for company directors and executives.
Dec 10, 2011
Private Sector Opinion 24: Michel Doucin begins his article with a fascinating historical analysis of the CSR concept. He identifies its pioneers, including those in emerging markets, and the different interpretations of CSR. He concludes by arguing for genuine international rules to shape a universal CSR framework. The challenge is to build a balance between collective private self-regulation and government regulations.
Oct 10, 2011
Private Sector Opinion 23: This paper explores the dynamics of culture and corporate governance in India by calling attention to three areas where the clashes are strongest: related-party transactions, the promoter's or large shareholder's actions, and the board's nominations, deliberations, and effectiveness.
Aug 10, 2011
Private Sector Opinion 22: by Melsa Ararat and George Dallas. What should investors do when scholarly research on corporate governance in emerging markets does not provide conclusive evidence on which aspects of governance matter most across all the emerging markets and how they affect firm performance?