The Latin American Companies Circle

Fact Sheet

The Latin American Companies Circle is a unique initiative launched in May 2005 in Sao Paulo, Brazil at the recommendation of the Latin American Corporate Governance Roundtable, a network of public officials, investors, non-governmental institutes, stock exchanges and associations as well as others interested in corporate governance improvements throughout the region.

The Companies Circle brings together a group of leading Latin American companies who have adopted good corporate governance practices. Companies Circle members provide private sector input into the critical work of corporate governance development in the region and, importantly, share their experiences with each other and other companies in the region and beyond.

Through the Companies Circle, members showcase how leading Latin American companies can implement good corporate governance and the benefits their companies experienced from undertaking these improvements. Most members of the Companies Circle are firms listed on local and international exchanges with significant presence in their capital markets. Their experience in boards of directors, shareholder and stakeholder relations, the control environment, transparency and sustainability / ESG also provide important lessons for closely-held private corporations, including family firms.

As at September 2018, the Latin American Companies Circle members are: Grupo Algar, Embraer, Natura and Ultrapar (Brazil), Grupo Argos and ISA (Colombia), Florida Ice & Farm Co. (Costa Rica), Buenaventura and Ferreycorp (Peru).

The Companies Circle is sponsored by IFC and it is supported by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

For more information, please contact:

Magdalena Rego
Executive Director
Latin American Companies Circle

Oliver Orton
Regional Corporate Governance Manager 
for Latin America and the Caribbean

Latin American Companies Circle members are:





September 2018