“Who’s Running the Company: A Guide to Reporting on Corporate Governance,” (pdf) will help journalists develop clear and compelling stories that examine how a company is governed. It was produced by IFC’s Global Corporate Governance Forum in partnership with the International Center for Journalists, a an organization that advances quality journalism worldwide. Topics include the media’s role reporting on corporate governance, how a board of directors functions, what financial reports reveal, and how to track down information that sheds light on a company’s performance in an informed way.
In an era of rapid globalization and volatility, entire economies can depend on how individual businesses are governed. “The recent financial crises have elevated the importance of good corporate governance,” says William Bulmer, Director of IFC’s Environment, Social and Governance Department. “There is a clear connection between well governed companies and better company performance, with benefits such as easier access to finance, improved efficiency, and enhanced market reputation. This media guide aims to support a better understanding of corporate governance, thereby helping promote much better communications on this important topic.” Continue reading and download the guide here!