by the Global Corporate Governance Forum, December 3, 2009.
by the Global Corporate Governance Forum, December 3, 2009.
by OECD, November 30, 2009.
The 10th meeting of the Latin American Roundtable on Corporate Governance will be held 1-2 December 2009 in Santiago, Chile and will be co-hosted by the Chilean Ministry of Finance, Superintendencia de Valores y Seguros (SVS), The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Centro de Gobierno Corporativo y Mercado de Capitales, Universidad de Chile and Centro para el Gobierno de la Empresa.
The Latin American Corporate Governance Roundtable was established in April 2000. Roundtable participants come from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States and Venezuela among others.
This tenth meeting of the Latin American Corporate Governance Roundtable will provide an ideal platform to take stock of corporate governance developments in the region, and to assess priorities for further action. The aim will be to help policy-makers, regulators, investors, businesses and other corporate governance advocates to advance in relation to four main themes:
Date: November 2-3, 2009.
Workshops: November 4, 2009.
In its second year, the orporate Governance and Responsibility Forum (CGR Forum), organized by Schema, is truly an event not to be missed! Since the conclusion of the Forum in 2007, the number of companies that effectively implemented and gained value from best corporate governance and responsibility practices substantially increased. It is with this tangible success we continue to develop and improve in our region.
Times are difficult.. The financial crisis is not to be ignored, but nor is the significance of corporate governance and responsibility practices which can have a critically important affect on a company, sector, region, nation or an entire economy.
We believe this is a decisive and crucial time to encourage and support the advancement of discussions, debates and engagement levels of corporate governance and responsibility in the MENA region.
This year we will continue to build on outcomes and successes from 2007 by hosting the second Forum at the Dead Sea, Jordan in November of 2009. We welcome past participants and new entrants to engage with us as we all prepare for the challenges to come. We are anxious to include dynamic businesses to take a proactive role with us as we lead the CGR Forum 2009…
To read more about this event please click here.
by BBiTV, September 9, 2009.
Sofia, September 3, 2009 – A permanent body that will monitor and encourage good corporate governance practices in Bulgaria – the National Corporate Governance Commission, was established today. The commission will be an independent body under the patronage of the Bulgarian Stock Exchange and the Financial Supervision Commission. The new body aims at strengthening further the corporate governance in Bulgaria, addressing the challenges highlighted in the latest World Bank’s report on the Observance of Standards and Codes (ROSC) called “Bulgaria: Corporate Governance Assessment”, that was presented in December last year.
The objectives of the Commission will be to:
• develop and disseminate best practices;
• monitor the implementation of the National Corporate Governance Code by the companies;
• provide regulators with recommendations for the improvement of the corporate governance legal and regulatory framework.
Mr. Rumen Radev, Vice-Chairman of the Governing Board of the Bulgarian Industrial Capital Association and Member of the Governing Board of the EuropeanIssuers has been appointed as the first chairman of the Bulgarian Corporate Governance Commission. The Commission includes representatives from the Bulgarian Stock Exchange, Financial Supervision Commission, Center for Economic Development, Bulgarian Industrial Capital Association, Association of the Investor Relations Directors in Bulgaria, Bulgarian Association on Investors Relations, Investors Association, and academia including prof. Bistra Boeva. Prominent representatives from the private sector with proven reputation and expertise in corporate governance such as Manu Moravenov, CEO of Fair Play Properties and Stefan Petranov, CEO of Zlaten Lev will contribute to the work of the Commission. Additional members are expected to be invited to join shortly…(continue reading)
by Council of the Americas, September 8, 2009.
On September 8, AS/COA hosted the launch Practical Guide on Corporate Governance: Experiences from the Latin American Companies Circle in collaboration with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the Global Corporate Governance Forum, the International Finance Corporation and the Companies Circle.
To download the audio click here.
by Loty R. Salazar for IFC, September 8, 2009.
The Practical Guide to Corporate Governance: Experiences from the Latin American Companies Circle, was developed by the Latin American Companies Circle with the support of IFC, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, and the IFC Global Corporate Governance Forum. It compares the performance of Companies Circle’s members to other listed companies in areas such as return on equity and stock multiples, showing that firms with superior corporate governance practices fared better than others.
The guide also analyzes the operational and stock market performance of Companies Circle’s members against other regional listed companies and found that the portfolios of member companies were less affected by the global financial crisis. For example, their share prices fell only 41.3 percent in 2008, compared to a drop of 49.3 percent for other Latin American companies…(continue reading)
Experiences from the Latin American Companies Circle highlights the challenges, priorities and tangible benefits of adopting leading corporate governance practices in the region. The publication offers a first look at Latin American company results during the recent period of financial crisis showing that firms recognized for better corporate governance practices suffered less damage than average listed Latin American companies. It also provides empirical research over previous years also showing better operational and market results for the corporate governance-focused firms than for other Latin American companies, and extensive hands-on guidance and relevant examples aimed at supporting companies’ efforts to improve their governance practices…
To download the report click here.
The Global Corporate Governance Forum (GCGF) is promoting Events And Conferences for the next months:
The 5th International Symposium for Corporate Governance, Tianjin, China more…
Annual Meeting and Launch of the Practical Guide to Corporate Governance: Experiences from the Latin American Companies Circle, New York more…
Vietname Corporate Governance Forum: Implementing Good Corporate Governance to Contribute to Business Efficiency and Economic Growth, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam more…
Corporate Governance & Responsibility Forum 2009, Jordan more…
Corporate Governance India 2009, Mumbai more…
Hawkamah 4th Annual Conference, Building Middle East Markets and the Corporate Governance Imperatives, Dubai more…
Find all this events at the GCGF page.
“Practical Guide for the Institutionalization of the Enterprise: Access to the Mexican Capital Market and Improvement of Corporate Governance” by the Centro de Excelencia en Gobierno Corporativo. It has a very strong impact on the medium and small companies. The objective of this publication is to show enterprises that it is healthy for their organizations to improve their Corporate Governance and to go public and that it is not that complicated as it seems…(more)